Almaaqal University is working quickly to realise its vision of being a global education provider. Under the strategic internationalisation plan, it has been seeking to build a network of partner institutions where students and staff will have the opportunity to share knowledge, complete joint research activities, and produce high quality academic literature. Hence, within this framework of strengthening academic ties and exchanging experiences, Almaaqal University signed a joint cooperation agreement this week with the American University, at their campus in Beirut. Present were Professor Raymond Akiki, President of the American University, Professor Sarah King, Vice President of Almaaqal University, and Dr. Marwan Mansour Naim, Secretary, Almaaqal University Council Secretary.
The agreement objectives included expanding educational and research opportunities for students and faculty, and the exchange opportunities for students of both universities. In a bid to encourage and support the academic excellence, Almaaqal University Council confirmed that it would support students who achieved outstanding academic results.
The agreement identified joint training programs, workshops, and the exchange of research and scientific resources. This would allow the development of new programs, that would be recognised beyond Iraqi borders.
This agreement is another step towards university’s goal of being a world-recognised education provider, and leader in key research fields that are important to the region, and the world. Almaaqal University’s focus on sustainable energy research is rapidly growing the field in the region.
Almaaqal University previously signed agreements with multiple international universities in Malaysia, Australia, and United Kingdom as part of its strategy to improve the quality of education in the country, the region and globally, thus growing Almaaqal University rank among international universities.