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University Linkages Program (ULP)

  • Iraq
  • United States
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq
2010 - 2013

The University Linkages Program (ULP) fosters long-term partnerships between U.S. and Iraqi universities. These partnerships offer opportunities for scholarly collaboration; curricular and pedagogical reform; faculty, staff, and student exchanges; online courses; team-taught courses; video conferencing; and person-to-person interactions, including U.S. study tours for Iraqi faculty and administrators.  Key accomplishments of the partnerships include departmental collaboration to develop new courses, pedagogical training that emphasizes student-centered teaching skills, development of career centers to address school-to-work transition, and professional development exchange programs.  Participating partner universities include the University of Basra with Oklahoma State University; the University of Kufa in Najaf with the University of Kentucky; the University of Salahaddin in Erbil with the University of Cincinnati; and the University of Tikrit with Ball State University. These linkages focus on fields such as petroleum sciences, English education, engineering, computer sciences and business.

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