Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia

Workshop - Cape Town – South Africa, 11-14th June 2017

University of Duhok Presentation , by Associate Prof. Dr. Kamal Ketuly, and Dr. Sizar Abid Mohammed

Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The workshop presentation was on the strengthening the regional engagement (third mission) role of Duhok University with local authorities and private institutions. This is namely those activities that lie outside the core missions of research and teaching. Examples of these substantive aspects of regional development may include, for example supporting SMEs, regional innovation, health and well-being, creative arts and industries, iconic ‘mega-‘ or hallmark events, ecological sustainability, social inclusion (including of migrants and refugees) and ‘short-cycle’ higher education. This work would build upon substantial experience that already exists within the University of Glasgow and collaboration with Asia and African Universities. This workshop was supported by Glasgow University and hosted by its collaborator, the University of Johannesburg.