Iraq participated in the work of the eighteenth conference of Arab ministers of higher education and scientific research, which was held in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, today, Tuesday, and it was agreed to host the work of the twentieth session in Baghdad.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research stated in a statement received by the National News Center, “This came in the presence of representatives of the League of Arab States, the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science, the International Organization for Education, Science and Culture, the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture, the Union of Arab Universities, the Union of Arab Scientific Research Councils and the Arab Education Office Gulf countries.
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Nabil Kazem Abdel Sahib, said in a speech during the conference, which was held under the slogan: (Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab World, on the Horizon of 2030: Vision and Directions), that “Iraqi educational institutions responded urgently and thoughtfully to scientific innovations and faced challenges from Through adaptation and coordination with international organizations, keeping pace with the movement of scientific development, subjecting educational curricula to a comprehensive review, adopting a policy of continuous updating of curricula and specializations, and adopting simultaneous strategies that led to positive actions and results in the field of global classifications, sober global publication, quality and academic accreditation.
In his speech to the Arab ministers of higher education and scientific research and the participating delegations, he revealed “the launch of the national program accreditation standards for medical colleges, colleges and institutes of engineering techniques and fine and applied arts prepared by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research through the academic accreditation councils that were formed in all disciplines under the supervision of the departments concerned with quality assurance. and academic accreditation,” noting that “the higher education institution in Iraq is continuing to modernize its graduate studies programs and reformulate its programs in line with market needs and development requirements.”
He added that "the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has recently approved a policy of open access to information and research in accordance with international frameworks that will enable researchers in our institutions to freely exchange published research papers," stressing that it is "an introduction to the integration of our country with its Arab and international surroundings to be part of the open science project that guarantees Free flow of information.
The Minister of Education valued “the conference’s response to Iraq’s invitation to hold the twentieth edition of the work of the post-coming session of the Conference of Arab Ministers of Higher Education in Baghdad,” stressing the Republic of Iraq’s keenness to “embrace its brothers from the Arab countries and work on coordination and joint action.”
The statement added that "the Iraqi delegation, headed by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and including Dr. Asaad Ghani Jihad, Director General of the Financial and Administrative Department, and Dr. Ihab Naji Abbas, Director General of Studies, Planning and Follow-up, made an important contribution through his membership in the drafting committee of the final report of the conference in formulating the conference's recommendations, which stipulated To call on Arab countries to develop or update their national frameworks for qualifications and keep pace with the changes in order to be used in the development of the common Arab framework and to strengthen scientific research in the humanities and social sciences, and to familiarize themselves with the best Arab practices and experiences in this field, exchange and benefit from them, focus on applied research and encourage its dissemination and availability and linking it to the needs of the economic sector Supporting the major qualitative projects implemented by ALECSO in the areas of localization of artificial intelligence and the Arab classification of universities and supporting ALECSO Observatory by providing it with data and statistics for the education and research sectorScientific approval of the ALECSO initiative to use blockchain technology in documenting scientific certificates and protecting them from forgery, adoption of the draft executive plan for the general framework of Arab scientific research in the social, cultural and economic fields, and inviting the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO) to document best practices in the fields of scientific research, academic accreditation, governance and work on Circulating it and transforming the recommendations for performance measurement indicators for the uses of artificial intelligence into a questionnaire and circulating it to the Arab countries, and periodically following up on progress in achievement and coordinating with Arab countries to propose an Arab program for joint research projects and financing mechanisms.
On the sidelines of the conference, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Nabil Kazem Abdel-Saheb, the Director-General of the Arab Organization, Education, Culture and Science, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ould Amar, met and discussed the importance of Iraq’s participation in these activities and specialized meetings in which Iraqis occupy a distinguished position, while they discussed prospects for joint cooperation in the fields of education university and enhancing the Arab academic communication climates.
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