Thursday 9 April 2015
Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz from the School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton recently attended and presented at a conference organised by the British Universities in Iraq Consortium (BUIC).
The event was focused around sharing best practice and building links and was attended by around 50 universities and a number of representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education in Iraq, and Iraqi Embassy in London, and the Iraqi British Business Council.
Dr Al-Sherbaz gave a presentation and discussed the University of Northampton’s strategic partnership with the University of Babylon, as well as focusing on research collaboration and staff development.
He commented: “Over the last four years, the School of Science and Technology team is cooperatively working with the international Office to build strong international partnerships that fit with the University of Northampton’s new strategy to consolidate our alliances over the world. Our partnership with the University of Babylon is growing rapidly, for not only undergraduate study but also for research and staff developments.
“We have more than 15 research students and have run staff development workshops for more than 25 academics from the University of Babylon over the last two academic years. We currently have more than 60 computing students studying toward their Bachelor degree under the 2+2 programme. Moreover, this year we have established the 2+2 programme for BSc Adult Nursing, and it is expected to receive the first nursing group by September 2015 after they finish their English language course. We are proud of the work we did with Babylon and I would like to thank the British Universities in Iraq Consortium (BUIC) and the Iraqi British Business Council for inviting us to share best practice with other universities. Also, it’s my pleasure to work with the University of Babylon team as they are enthusiastic to develop their university and make it globally recognised.”