MOHESR and IREX discuss starting a technological incubator

  • 15-11-2021, 20:25
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    Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Nabil Kadhim Abdel Sahib, discussed with IREX the mechanisms and possibilities of cooperation to establish a technological incubator, sponsor rare specialties, support renewable energy projects and joint scientific and medical research fields with Iraqi universities.

    Abdul-Saheb received a delegation from the American (IREX) organization specialized in education and development, headed by the advisor and supervisor of the organization's work in Iraq, Laurie Mason, in the presence of representatives of the departments of missions, cultural relations, studies, planning and follow-up, according to a statement by the ministry received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA). 

    The Minister of Education reviewed the priorities of cooperation of Iraqi universities with the international organization, especially with regard to renewable energy projects, scientific and medical research, laboratory development and twinning programs with American universities, support for specialized Iraqi scientific journals, raising the level of their presence in global capacities, and providing training opportunities for graduate students in the fields of applied scientific research, provision of advanced courses for Iraqi doctors in American scientific centers and agencies, infrastructure support in newly established and edited universities, and facilitation of visa procedures for Iraqi students to study in the United States.

    Abdel-Saheb stressed the keenness to strengthen and develop global partnerships with international organizations, and that the Ministry of Education and its academic and scientific institutions made exceptional efforts to keep pace with developments and changes in order to achieve goals that serve the community. 

    He also directed to form main and  committees for coordination between the ministry and (IREX) within a procedural space that includes three levels and plans distributed over short, medium and long-term time tables.

    In turn, the representatives of the organization welcomed, according to the statement, the proposals and visions presented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its keenness to develop levels of scientific cooperation and the cross-fertilization and intercourse of academic expertise through programs for development and rehabilitation, focusing on the areas of scientific research, updating curricula, facing challenges and crystallizing coordination requirements with the organization (IREX).