July  2017


President of University of Baghdad discusses with the Italian Ambassador perspectives for scientific and cultural cooperation


President of University of Baghdad, Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul received the Italian Ambassador in Iraq Mr. Marco Carnelos where the two sides discussed the prospects for scientific and cultural cooperation and activation of the memorandums of understanding between Baghdad and Rome. President of University of Baghdad stated in his speech that we call for working hard in order to overcome all the difficulties and obstacles that hinder the process of constructive academic work between the two countries, confirming the readiness for reopen the department of Italian language at the college of languages. The Italian Ambassador in Iraq confirmed that the Italian government is keen to help Iraq by various means, such as facilitating the task of postgraduate students in their study in various Italian universities. He also asserted his quest for supporting the Iraqi infrastructure and antiquities since Rome has specialized technical staff in ground survey and restoring the affected antiquities.

Royal crown academy visits the department of petroleum engineering


Department of petroleum engineering at the faculty of engineering, University of Baghdad organized a meeting for the fourth year student with the director of the Royal Crown Academy/Baghdad branch Ms. Noor al-Tai in the presence of a number of professors and representatives of the center for continuing education after the final exams. It is worth mentioned that Royal Crown Academy is one of the internationally recognized centers in America, Europe and the Middle for academic training.

President of University of Baghdad receives a Chinese delegation to negotiate on building of a technological incubator

 
President of University of Baghdad, Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasool received a Chinese delegation from a major electrical engineering companies to build a technological incubator in the field of electrical engineering at University of Baghdad where the rector asserted holding subsequent meetings with relevant authorities at the department of engineering affairs at the presidency of University of Baghdad for the benefit of the two parties. This quest aims at training of students and preparation of specialized technical and engineering staff in the field of energy, as well as attract sums of money to maximize our university’s revenues once the project is implemented.


Institute of Genetic Engineering gains three golden medals from the European innovation fair


An instructor from the institute of genetic engineering and biotechnology at University of Baghdad Assistant Prof. Dr. Ismail Hussein participated in the European Innovation Fair held at the Cultural Palace, Romania. Dr. Hussein participated with a patent entitled “Innovation of a new method of early diagnosis of cervical cancer using a hereditary pax1” as part of a PhD thesis conducted under his auspices by a PhD student, Mohammed Ibrahim. In addition, the Institute gained three golden medals and three certificates from the organized committee there for excellence in the field of medicine and public health in addition to a golden medal and a certificate from University of Moldavia and University of Craiova in Romania.


Instructor from the faculty of dentistry participates in BMLA conference in United Kingdom


Head of oral diagnosis department at the faculty of dentistry, University of Baghdad, Prof. Dr. Jamal Nuri participated in a scientific lecture delivered at the 35th conference in Manchester, United Kingdom of British laser doctors association with a joint research on the effect of low level laser on experimental oral inflammation as a clinical and immunological study. This lecture was regarded won the award of the best lecture and a certificate of appreciation.


University of Baghdad prepares to reopen the department of Italian language at the faculty of languages


Dean of the faculty of languages at University of Baghdad Assistant Prof. Dr. Mai Estivan Rizk Allah attended a meeting between President of University of Baghdad Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasool and the Italian ambassador to Iraq, Marco Carnelos. The aim of this meeting was to open up prospects for scientific and cultural cooperation between the two sides and to revitalize the memorandums of understanding between Baghdad and Rome. President of University of Baghdad stressed to overcome the obstacles that would hinder the process of constructive academic work between the two countries, confirming the readiness of University of Baghdad to reopen the department of Italian language at the college of languages as soon as possible since there is a specialized teaching staff whereby the Italian ambassador has shown the Italian government’s eagerness to help Iraq by various means in light of facilitating the task of postgraduate students in completing their studies and opening the doors of Italian universities to them. Ambassador Carnelos stated that “We are delighted to visit University of Baghdad and we have the desire to support the Iraqi infrastructure to open the initial and postgraduate studies at the University of Baghdad”. The Italian ambassador also expressed his readiness to support antiquities sector in Iraq because Rome had specialized technical cadres in this field.


Cooperation between the faculty of languages and the department of Syriac studies at the ministry of education


Faculty of languages at University of Baghdad discussed with the General Directorate of Syriac studies at the ministry of education the mechanism of scientific and cultural cooperation. The meeting was attended by dean of the college Assistant Prof. Dr. Mai Estifan Rizk Allah and Associate Director General of Syriac studies at the ministry of education Assistant Prof. Nidhal Matti Butros and a number of teaching staff who discussed prospects of future cooperation in this regard.


University of Baghdad announces opening of Iraqi-German archaeological and Assyrian center


Faculty of arts at University of Baghdad  announced the opening of the Iraqi Center for Antiquities and Assyrians attended president of University of Baghdad Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasool and director of the German Institute of Antiquities in Berlin Prof. Margreta Van S. The college of arts witnessed also a meeting between Undersecretary of the ministry of culture Qais Hussein and the German ambassador to Iraq Franz Joseph Crimp to discuss and promote the reality of research and academic activities between the Iraqi and German sides at the level of professors and graduate students in antiquities, monuments and ancient history. The delegation visited the antiquities department museum accompanied with head of department, Prof. Dr. Nawala Ahmed who provided an illustration of the museum’s exhibits.


Deanship of the faculty of political sciences receives Adviser to the Australian Embassy


Deanship of the faculty of political sciences at University of Baghdad received Adviser to the Australian Embassy and Vice-Chairman of Research Committee at the Australian Embassy. The delegation kept abreast with the recent progress at the college accompanied with the dean Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Ahmed al-Sayed who breafied them about the curricula as well as the scientific and academic development witnessed there. Adviser to the Australian Embassy praised the college’s quest to serve the academic process in Iraq and the two sides agreed to promote joint cooperation in this regard.


Faculty of pharmacy organizes a ceremony for orphans 


Faculty of pharmacy at University of Baghdad organized a ceremony for orphans attended by president of University of Baghdad Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein, his associate for administrative affairs Prof. Dr. Riad Khalil and director of university Diwan Prof. Dr. Mohsin al-Shammari and a number of deans and professors. The ceremony was sponsored and organized by Zaina Munthir the Iraqi Childhood Ambassador and professor at the faculty of pharmacy and it witnessed the presence of a number of professors and students in cooperation with We Do Help Organization for relief and development. At the conclusion of this event gifts and funds were distributed by the Rector, representatives of the faculty of medicine and Iraqi Childhood Ambassador, as well as it witnessed the participation of Bomby Band and Ramadan competitions.


Minister of higher education and scientific research inaugurates the Iraqi-German laboratory for water analysis and environment


His Excellency minister of higher education and scientific research, Prof. Dr. Abdul Razaq Al-Issa, inaugurated the Iraqi-German laboratory for water analysis and environment at the faculty of science at University of Baghdad. His Excellency the minister stated that the inauguration of this center is considered as an important step for University of Baghdad to keep abreast of the German techniques and experiences in this environmental field, stressing on joint scientific cooperation and coordination with German universities to exchange expertise. Rector of University of Baghdad, Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasool confirmed that our university seeks to develop all its potential through openness to global universities via holding conventions and memorandums of understanding in particular University of Fribourg, Germany. For its part, Chargé d’affaires of the embassy of the republic of Germany in Baghdad Dr. Oliver Schnakenberg confirmed his country’s commitment to support Iraq, noting that cooperation between German universities and their Iraqi counterparts. At the conclusion of this meeting His Excellency minister of higher education and scientific research, Prof. Dr. Abdul Razaq Al-Issa honored the representatives of University of Fribourg and the German chargé d’affaires with discretionary degrees and the necklace of Iraqi ministry of higher education.


International course on sports nutrition at faculty of physical education for women in cooperation with a Swedish organization 


Faculty of physical education and sports sciences for women at University of Baghdad hosted the Swedish International Sports Organization during its international course entitled (sports nutrition and nutritional supplements). Dean of the college, Prof. Dr. Siham Qasim Saeed stressed in his speech on the importance of establishing such important courses for trainers and athletes to provide all the support and possibilities available in Iraq. For his part, a member of the Swedish sports organization, Dr. Saad al-Sheikhl. Talked about the founding of SIOSS Organization by the Iraqi Taekwondo champion, Abdul Azim Ahmed in 2015 in Sweden for the purpose of dissemination of the academic scientific culture. It is worth mentioned that the international trainer and dietician Dr. Abdul Latif Kazim presented several topics that dealt with the concept of balanced healthy food which contains all basic nutrients and stressed the importance of amino acids that are not made inside body, but are taken from animal or plant proteins (teritol acid, lysine, methionine, Phenylanin, Threionine, Faline, Liosene and Iszuleosine).

Center for urban planning participates in the events of the 1st Conference of the national development plan


Delegation from the center for urban and regional planning for postgraduate studies at University of Baghdad participated in the first conference of the national development plan for “2018-2022” held in Erbil. The attendants addressed and reviewed previous plans, the objectives and difficulties facing the economic situation in Iraq because of the current circumstances, especially the aggressive onslaught of ISIS and the financial crisis associated with the decrease in oil prices. The Conference was attended by minister of planning Salman Al-Jumali, minister of planning in Kurdistan Ali Al-Sindi, Secretary-General of Iraqi Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alaq and representatives of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and European Union, as well as a number of specialists urban and regional economy and planning.


Computer Center participates in UrukTech competition


Director of Computer Center at University of Baghdad, Dr. Muhannad Kazim Saber participated in a the first annual workshop held during UrukTech competition sponsored by IEEE International Electricity and Electronics Association by delivering a lecture entitled “Implemented IOT system”. This competition was held at the Technical College of Electrical Engineering in the presence of a number of deans of colleges and technical institutes, members and students. At the conclusion of workshop, gifts and discretionary certificates were distributed among the participants.


University of Baghdad hosts the central ceremony organized by ministry of higher education on the occasion of declaration of victory


University of Baghdad hosted the central ceremony held on the occasion of declaration of victory and liberation of the city of Mosul from ISIS terrorist gangs sponsored by the ministry of higher education and scientific research in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi al-Alaaq and His Excellency Minister of higher education, Dr. Abdul Razaq al-Issa and number of political and academic figures. His Excellency the minister stated in his speech that the ministry seeks to build the human being and to reproduce the humanitarian values in our community after Iraqis have proved to the whole world their authenticity and attachment to their identity, asserting that our victories came as a result of the sacrifices of our glorious martyrs. A documentary film was presented in this event about the return of life to the city of Mosul and several poems were recited in love of Homeland. At the conclusion His Excellency Minister of higher education honored satellite channels and media involved in covering the battles of the liberation of Mosul.


University of Baghdad signs a memorandum of understanding with Ferdowsi University


President of University of Baghdad, Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul signed with his counterpart president of Ferdowsi University, Iran a joint memorandum of understanding in accordance with advanced scientific programs to ensure permanence and crystallization of this convention’s paragraphs during the coming time that may contribute in reactivation of academic exchange between the two sides. The rectors discussed means of establishment of many workshops and training courses to exchange of experience in various humanities and scientific disciplines and involvement of professors in the best joint research to strengthen labor market between the two countries. 


Opening of Summer School for children


With the coming of summer, various events and courses were opened for children of both sexes at (6 – 12) years old as well as inauguration of new playgrounds, swimming pools and gardens at the faculty of education physical and sports science in Jadriya. The summer school includes courses of swimming, music, basketball, volleyball, soccer and English lessons given by specialized professors. 


University Activities

Seminar on methods of converting family companies to public shareholding companies at the faculty of administration and economics

Symposium on publishing in global journals at the faculty of administration and economics

Al-Khwarizmi College of engineering organizes a course on internet networks basics

Computer center holds a workshop in cooperation with Gilgamesh Company

Director of Computer Center attends the inauguration of Hanover Trade fair

Faculty of education (Ibn al-Haitham) discusses the nature of science for chemistry teachers and its relation to scientific culture