The University of Information Technology and Communications participated in a workshop on the planning and application requirements of the Bologna Process in Iraqi universities, in order to learn about the Bologna Process and ways to implement it in the University, under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The lecture was presented electronically by a professor at Koya University / Erbil and an expert in quality assurance and curriculum development at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Salah Ismail Yahya, in which he clarified on how to manage the change process, what are the problems and challenges of the current Iraqi higher education system, why the Bologna Process was adopted in the education system, and what countries can join the track.
The Bologna Process is defined as an intergovernmental collaboration of 48 European countries in the field of higher education, which guides the collective effort of public authorities, universities, professors and students, together with stakeholder associations, employers, quality assurance agencies, international organizations and institutions including the European Commission, on how to improve the internationalization of higher education.
A major focus has been placed on introducing the three-cycle system (Bachelor/Master/PhD), to enhance quality assurance and ease of recognition of qualifications and periods of study.
At the end of the workshop, ways were discussed to ensure integration between the Bologna Process and the current educational system, to ensure the quality of education mainly in Iraq and in a standard period.