Since it was not possible for the Iraqi colleagues to travel to Turkey, the Istabul Aydin University offered the possibility to conduct a virtual visit to their offices. An online event was organized on January 9th, 2023. The meeting was very well-conducted and informative. The programme saw the participation of 6 out of the 11 Iraqi Partners (University of Basrah, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Al-Qasim Green University, University of Basrah Oil and Gas, Southern Technical University, Wasit University), and 4 trainers: Prof. Celal Nazim Irem, Dean of Economics and Aministrative Science Faculty, Prof. Mehmet Hakan Keskin, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ayse Deniz Ozkan, Vice-Director of International Academic Relations, Assist.Prof. Meric Kilinc, Quality Expert.
The meeting allowed the Iraqi colleagues to learn how different offices work at the Istanbul Aydin University, and compare practices and mechanisms between the Iraqi system, the Turskish one, the system in Italy and in Portugal. Moreover, they had the chance to reflect about autonomy, management, strategic planning and quality assurance. The meeting completed the training path of Iraqi universities, taking benefit from the experiences of the European partners.