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Information for Iraqi universities

With the retirement of Prof. Sefik Alp Bahadir and the termination of funds from DAAD, the center has been dissolved. Nevertheless, there continues to be the possibility for Iraqi researchers in the field of economics to visit the Institute of Economics at FAU. Also, alternative opportunities to promote scientific exchanges and cooperation between Iraqi universities and FAU in economics, or the social sciences, are currently being explored. If you are interested in visiting the Institute of Economics, please contact Prof. Dr. Christine Binzel.

*The Center for Iraq Studies (CIS), 2009-2018*

The network was founded in 2009 by Prof. Emeritus Sefik Alp Bahadir who directed it until spring 2018. Since its inauguration in 2009, two projects were initiated, the Baghdad-Erbil-Erlangen-Project (BEEP), which lasted from 2009 to 2014, and the Iraqi-German Academic Cooperation Network (IG-CON), which lasted from 2014 to 2018. Both were funded, amongst others, by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR). CIS (co-)organized conferences both in Iraq and Germany and offered various training courses for Iraqi researchers in Germany.