On Tuesday 10 Nov, 2009, in an unprecedented event, the Minister brought together all the heads of state- and private-funded Universities in Kurdistan for a working lunch and introductory seminar. He wanted to meet them all in person and help them meet each other. His Excellency emphasized the important role played by the private Universities in Kurdistan’s development, and said: “Private Universities complement the role of State-funded Universities and bring internationally diverse models to Kurdistan.
Private investment in our higher education system is even more important than investment in our infrastructure. We will support their efforts, and put robust measures in place to ensure quality”. These two go hand-in-hand to the best interest of the students, the country and the investors.