Iraq Program

Participating institutions

American University of Iraq Sulaimani
University of Amsterdam
University of Kurdistan-Hawler


Delegations of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have paid visits to Iraqi Kurdistan since 2008 with the aim of exploring the political, social and academic landscape as well as the possibilities for an exchange program with partners in this region. As a result, contacts were established the University of Kurdistan-Hawler, which lead to exchange programs with this university in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In 2013, contacts were also established with the American University of Iraq Sulaimani (AUIS). The AUIS and UvA have successfully realized their first exchange program in the fall semester of 2013-2014.


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