On the 2nd of March 2023, the University of Halabja (UoH) and University of Duhok (UoD) signed a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing academic collaboration, at the University of Duhok. The MoU is to outline specific points of cooperation between the two universities including facilitating the collaboration of academic staff for participating in joint research projects, providing access to libraries, sport facilities and laboratories, sharing expertise in governance and management in higher education, collaborating in applying to international funding organizations.
Exchange of students is another key areas covered by the MOU. This could mean that UoH students have the opportunity to take classes as non-degree students at UoD University and vice versa for a period of time, which can be a valuable learning experience. Additionally, another key area which is mentioned in the MoU is to encourage cultural exchange and cooperation between the two universities.
Overall, the MOU between the University of Halabja and the University of Duhok is a positive step towards fostering greater academic collaboration and cooperation between these two institutions. It will create opportunities for students, staff, and researchers to learn from each other and work together towards common goals.