Monday, November 29th



Registration of participants

Welcome and Opening Remarks (in alphabetical order):

Representatives of:

  • DAAD
  • German Consulate General
  • Local Government Town of Erbil
  • MoHESR Baghdad
  • MoHESR Erbil
  • Salahaddin University Erbil
10:15 Ceremonial lecture: „From Seed to Fruit: Germany-Middle East Academic Cooperation Becomes European Research Projects“
Prof. Dr. med. Konrad Brockmeyer, Director Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Cologne
10:45 Interim Reports University Projects
10:45 Interim Report of the Technical University Dortmund University:
“Bachelor for Planning Studies” (pliq)
11:00 Interim Report of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg:
“Baghdad-Erbil-Erlangen-Project” (BEEP)
11:15 Interim Report of the Technical University Berlin:
“Building of a Sustainable and Secure IT System for Iraqi Universities”
11:30 Interim Report of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg:
“Geosciences Resource Iraq” (GRI)
11:45 Interim Report of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg:
“Mechanical Engineering Germany Iraq” (MEGI)
11:55 Iraqi Students Report
12:00 Coffee Break
12:30 Panel discussion: “Challenges and Common Ground for Iraqi-German Scientific Cooperation”
DAAD, German Embassy Bagdad, MoHESR Bagdad, MoHESR Erbil, Presidents of:

– University of Salahaddin
– University of Technology Bagdad
– University of Al-Basra
– University of Sulaimani
– University of Diyala
– Erbil Technical College of Engineering
13:30 Lunch (courtesy: University of Technology Bagdad)
15:00 Session 1: Resource Management in Urban Planning
15:00 Regional development and decentralization process in Iraq
Dr. Abdulghafour Al-Atraqchi, Bagdad University
15:30 Waste management in the Iraqi cities
Sarmad AL-Yassin, Mosul University
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Management of public goods – water and sanitation
Prof. Dr. Volker Kreibich, TU Dortmund
17:00 A New Paradigm on Urban Transition – Tracing the Livelihood Strategies of Multi-
Locational Households
Prof. Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert, TU Dortmund
19:30 Dinner and evening program (courtesy DAAD)

Tuesday, November 30th

09:00 Session 2: The Role of Human Resource Management
09:00 Qualification for International Cooperation: Human Resource Development through Double Degree Masters-Programs at German and Arab Universities
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weiter, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
09:30 The Role of Continuing Education in the Sustainable Human Development
– a Case Study of the University of Al-Mustansiriya
Prof. Dr. Abbas Abu Altimen, University of Al-Mustansiriya, Baghdad
10:00 Comprehensive Reform of Universities as a Strategy of Economic and Academic
Development in the New Iraq
Dr. Ahlam Ibrahim Wale, University of Salahaddin, Erbil
10:30 The Role of the Education System in Fighting Corruption in Iraq
Dr. Hajeer Adnan Zaki Ameen, Al Nahrain University, Baghdad
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Session 3: Resource Management for IT
11:30 Overview on IT resources and their application
Daniel Tippmann, ZiiK/ TU-Berlin
12:00 Computer centers and IT supply systems
Dr. Hassan A. Jeiad Al-Nasseri, University of Technology Bagdad
12:30 Modernizing management
Dler Salih Hasan, University of Salahaddin
13:00 Responsibilities and requirements of Human Resources at Iraqi universitie
Mr. Faraj, Sulaymania University
13:30 Lunch (courtesy: University of Diyala), Culture Center
15:00 Session 4: Management of Geo-Resources
15:00 The Environmental Laws of Iraq: International Obligations and Domestic Legislation
Virginia Tice, lawyer for Nature Iraq
15:30 The marshes of Iraq, past, present and future
Dr. Azzam Alwash, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Assessment of Groundwater Quality and its Suitability for Drinking and Irrigation Uses in Basrah, SE Iraq using GIS
Bassim M. Hashim, Ministry of Sciences and Technology Baghdad
17:00 Estimation and Determination of Wellhead Protection Area Boundaries–Qualitie
Dr. Maitham Al-Sultan, Ministry of Sciences and Technology Baghdad
19:00 Dinner (courtesy: University of Salahaddin-Hawler), Culture Center

Wednesday, December 1st

9:00 Session 5: Intelligent ways to using of energy
9:00 Review of the Applications of Solar & Renewable Energy in Iraq
Prof. Dr. Sabah Tarik Ahmed, University of Technology – Bagdad
9:30 Energy Resources, Energy Reserves and Energy Research
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bast, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
10:00 Rule of Thumb for Energy Requirement of a Multistage Flash Evaporation Plant
Dr. Soorkeu A. Atrooshi, Salahaddin University – Hawler; Prof. Dr. Safa A. Kanbour, Baghdad University
10:30 Solar Energy Heating System with Under Ground Thermal Energy Storage – a Simulation under Iraqi Conditions
Ass. Prof. Dr. Nazar F. Antwan, Technical College Iraq – Erbil
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Panel Closing Discussion “What is Next? Outlook on Future Activities”
13:00 Lunch (courtesy: Technical College Erbil), Culture Center
14:30 – 17:00 visit of the partner departments at Salahaddin University or visit of a school in Erbil or visit of the historical part of Erbil
19:00 Dinner (courtesy: University of Sulaimani), Culture Center
End of Conference