Academic Accreditation and International Rankings,
In his opening remarks at the scientific workshop, the Minister emphasized that the Ministry of Higher Education is actively working on improving the medical education environment by establishing scientific partnerships with international universities and colleges. This includes providing the necessary resources for scientific research, enabling universities to achieve their goals, and offering training programs for students and faculty members in the medical and research fields.
Dr. Salah Al-Fatlawi, the head of the Supervision and Scientific Evaluation Department, highlighted the importance of ensuring quality and accreditation. He mentioned that the ministry has formed twenty accreditation councils in various specialties, including the Medical Accreditation Council, established in 2008. This council has been working on program accreditations and collaborating with the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) to obtain international accreditation.
Dr. Munir Al-Saadi, the President of the University of Baghdad, stated that the university is actively working on enhancing research pathways that directly contribute to scientific and educational progress. This helps strengthen cooperation and competitiveness among students and serves the community.
In this context, the Dean of the College of Medicine, along with experts, researchers, and experts, presented their insights and proposals aimed at updating medical education in accordance with the requirements and needs of the Iraqi society.
Government Media and Communication Department
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
May 14, 2023