Joint Program

JOINT PLIQ/ TU-Dortmund- DUHOK

PLIQ (IRAQ PROJECT)   PLIQ - Planning Education for Iraq

In February 2009 the German and Iraqi governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding on university. Five German universities were commissioned to develop specific cooperation with Iraqi partner universities. The Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund was tasked to design education and research components in the field of Spatial Planning.
The project is part of the DAAD funded programme "Strategic Academic Partnership with Iraq".
During the first project phase from 2009 - 2011 the network between five partner universities has been established. The first group of 10 Bachelor students arrived in Dortmund to conduct their studies of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University, workshops have been held to develop joint goals and strategies for a Bachelor in Planning education as well as three joint conferences which have been organized in 2010 and 2011 and 2012.
The second phase, which started in 2012, was dedicated to the establishment of a Bachelor Program in Planning at University of Duhok in Iraq, starting in Autum 2012. Joint research activities shall be strengthened and successful cooperation such as the joint conferences will be continued.


The University of Duhok                                                                      Tu- Dortmund University
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Nazar Numan                                       Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ditwald Gruehn
Head of Dept.: Dr. Maha Malaika                                                 Coordinator: Dr. Hasan Sinemillioglu                                                                                        

Steering Committee members:
Prof. Dr. Nazar Numan
Assisst. Prof. Dr. Dawood Atrushi
Dr. Layla Rasool
Head of Spatial Planning Dept., Dr. Maha Malaika