INsPIRE seeks to achieve good governance practices in the HEIs in Iraq, including institutional values such as autonomy, accountability, participation, internationalization and well-structured management systems that assures the implementation of these practices.


Iraqi Universities performing a self-assessment on institutional governance

In the framework of the project INsPIRE, Innovative governance practices in the Higher Education Institutions in Iraq, the 10 Iraqi universities of the Consortium are about to perform a self-assessment on governance, that is an evaluation of key governance dimensions through the perceptions of the staff working at the university in strategic positions. Each university will engage 8 to 10 staff members […]

INsPIRE showcased as a Best Practice from the EACEA at the Grant Holders Meeting 2021

This year edition of the Grant Holders Meeting for the Capacity Building projects funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union has been scheduled online from the 25th to the 29th of January 2021. The event foresees also a number of so-called e-Booth, to share relevant information on other ongoing initiatives to foster synergies […]

Iraqi Universities engaged in the focus groups on governance and autonomy

On 18-19-20 of January 2021, the Iraqi Universities partners of the INsPIRE project virtually met for a number of Focus Groups on governance and autonomy of Higher Education Institutions in Iraq. The virtual focus groups were organized and coordinated by UNIMED, with the support of the University of Siena and the University of Evora, and with the active participation […]

UNIMED’s participation in the Global Forum on Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy // Strasbourg, 20-21 June 2019

(Rome, 10 July 2019) “Education, including higher education, is responsible for advancing and disseminating knowledge and developing ethical and able citizens. Education is key to developing, maintaining, and sustaining a culture of democracy without which democratic laws, institutions, and elections cannot function in practice: education furthers and supports a set of attitudes and behaviours that […]

Reforming the Iraqi university governance system: the Iraqi challenge

(Rome, 12 March) Ten Iraqi Universities, the participation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq, the collaboration of EU universities from Portugal (Evora University), Turkey (Aydin Istanbul University) and Italy (Bologna University) with the participation of UNIMED under the coordination of Siena University: the big challenge of reforming the university governance […]