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Capacity building in the fields of higher education institutions.


January 202 until January 2024


Governance, Quality, Accountability: A Piloting Reform Process in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.


Eight Kurdish Universities will benefit from the experience of five EU universities in the field of quality assurance




Quality Assurance in higher educations institutions

This Erasmus+ project is about Governance, Quality, Accountability: A Piloting Reform Process in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The project number is: 618781-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP. The project started in January 2021 and will continue until January 2024. This program is funded by the European Union in the framework of the Capacity Building for Higher Education.
Eight Kurdish Universities, four European universities , UNIMED and MOHER are involved in the implementation of the project. They are:
• University of Pisa-Italy
• University of Murcia-Spain
• University of Evora-Portugal
• University of Oslo-Norway
• Salahaddin University-Erbil
• University of Duhok
• University of Zakho
• Duhok Polytechnic University
• University of Sulaimani
• University of Charmo
• University of Halabja
• University of Garmian
• Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research
In this project, top managers, university leaders and decision-makers from HEIs in Kurdistan region of Iraq: they need to be up skilled on university management, strategic planning, quality assurance and credits recognition in order to properly manage the governance and strategic planning of each involved University. Skills and knowledge on innovative governance practices and strategic planning topics will be developed in a perspective of durable further improvement. The CBHE action will strengthen of innovative governance practices at the level of the overall institutions, making HEIs in Kurdistan region of Iraq more attractive for international students. The final aim is to improve (in the framework of Bologna process) innovative governance practices (reform of the management structure of the ministry and HEIs) and introduces dynamic, democratic and accountable systems. The project is directed and coordinated by UNIMED, ROME-ITALY.
The APPRAIS project consist of eight work packages ( workplans) which are:
WP1: Update of Needs Assessment ; working out by UNIMED + University of Duhok
WP2: Definition of a roadmap for a better university governance and implementation of Bologna process at KRI HEIs ; working out by University of Evora/Portugal + Charmo University
WP3: Strategic Planning, Management and Quality Assurance: Capacity Building action; working out by University of Pisa+ University of Sulamanie
WP4: Bologna process implementation at KRI Universities: Recognition of credits and learning mobility; working out by University of Murcia/Spain+ Zakho University
WP5: Restitution and harmonization phase towards a Shared Strategic Plan for University Reform; working out by MHESR + Garmian University
WP6: Project Quality and Evaluation;working out by Salahaddin University+ University of Halabja
WP7: Dissemination and Exploitation; working out by UNIMED + Duhok Polytechnic University
WP8: Management -Operational, administrative and financial management; working out by UNIMED
For more information, please visit the project website:
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Dr. Mohammed Azeez Saeed,
Salahaddin University-Erbil,
Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

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