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British Council

Friday 13 March 2015 - 00:00

BUIC-IBBC conference: academic engagement with Iraq – sharing knowledge and building links


We are hosting a British Universities Iraq Consortium (BUIC) and the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) conference to discuss opportunities for academic engagement, sharing knowledge and building links between Iraq and the UK.  

The event will be attended by 60 delegates with an interest in promoting UK-Iraqi collaboration and will include presentations from the British Council, BUIC, IBBC, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, a number of UK higher education institutions and government representatives.

The event will showcase examples of research being carried out between Iraqi and UK universities. There will be two panel discussions looking at the role of higher education in conflict resolution and how higher education contributes to the economy. 


This conference aims to:

  • build an evidence base to pursue further funding for joint research
  • foster relationships for further collaboration
  • explore setting up interest groups in subject areas for knowledge exchange and to stimulate ideas.

Keynote speakers

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne - Executive Chairman, IBBC

Professor Mousa Al Mousawi  - Cultural Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq

Dr. Salah Hadi Al Fatlawi – Director General of Scholarships and Cultural Relations

Dr Mohammed al-Uzri - University of Leicester

Professor Roger Matthews - University of Reading

Professor Mike Hardy - The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations


For any further information please contact Mariam Madhat on Mariam.Madhat@britishcouncil.org.

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