University sector works to rebuild its reputationThe Conversation.
In 2013, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ali al-Adib proposed a plan to build 13 new universities and 28 colleges throughout Iraq, supported by UNESCO, the World Bank and UNICEF. In addition, a five-year scholarship plan launched in 2012 will support up to 10,000 students pursuing graduate degrees internationally.
One key objective facing Iraq with this level of expansion is to reinvigorate its academic reputation. The years of conflict and the aftermath of reconstruction have caused a dramatic impact in terms of resources, access, reputation and output.
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