I am attaching to you the "US-Iraq University Partnership".
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Dear Dr. Alwahedi
Please find below some important; News (U.S. - Iraq University
USAID Announces U.S. - Iraq University Partnerships
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
announced that grants have been made to three university consortia,
by a U.S. institution of higher learning, to partner with and
Iraqi universities. Additional grants will follow in the coming weeks.
Higher Education and Development (HEAD) program for Iraq is one of
most significant engagements with the university community in recent
The universities will support the work of the Coalition Provisional
Authority (CPA) to strengthen the capacity of Iraqi universities.
Archeology and Environmental Research. The first of these grants, a
$4,131,274 award, is to a consortium led by the Research Foundation of
State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook that will partner
Baghdad University, Al Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad, Mosul
and Basrah University. The consortium, which includes Columbia
Boston University and Oxford University (England) will provide tools
· Modernize curricula in archaeology and Assyriology and conduct
using modern analytical methods; and
· Develop curricula in environmental health and conduct environmental
research programs using modern techniques.
Agriculture. A second award in the amount of $3,770,724 is to the
of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources that
partner with the University of Mosul's College of Agriculture and
which is located in Hamam al-Alil. These resources will:
· Strengthen academic programs and extension training in agricultural
sciences at the University of Mosul and the University of Dohuk; and
· Rehabilitate the research infrastructure and the agricultural
program at the University of Mosul.
Raising the Bar: Legal Education Reform in Iraq. A third award, in the
amount of $3,827,734 is to the Human Rights Institute of DePaul
College of Law (IHRLI) and the International Institute of Higher
Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Siracusa, Italy, working in association
the University of Baghdad. The goal of this activity is to engage in
generate a broad-based reform of the legal education system in Iraq as
central and necessary element of the nation's transition to democracy.