INsPIRE - Improving governance in the Higher Education System in Iraq


INsPIRE seeks to achieve good governance practices in the HEIs in Iraq, including institutional values such as autonomy, accountability, participation, internationalization and well-structured management systems that assures the implementation of these practices.

The overarching goal of INsPIRe is to support modernisation and internationalisation of the Governance system of HEIs in Iraq with a specific focus on planning and programming systems. Due to the recent crisis and political economic situation, the current higher education system requires a strong intervention to face the weakness of the existing governance system.


INsPIRE aims at:

  • Enhancing good governance, management and accountability practices in the HEIs
  • Establishing a clear governance framework, including well-defined and clear mission and goals through the definition and implementation of action plans
  • Strengthening the international relations management within the HEIs
  • Improving participation in strategic planning and development activities for non-university actors and non-state actors



  • Università Degli Studi Di Siena (It)


  • Unimed - Unione Delle Universita Del Mediterraneo (It)
  • Istanbul Aydin Universitesi Vakfi (Tr) 
  • University Of Baghdad (Iq) 
  • University Of Basrah (Iq)
  • Wasit University (Iq)
  • Ministry Of Higher Education And Scientific Research (Iq)
  • University Of Sumer (Iq)
  • Al Qasim Green University (Iq)
  • Basrah University For Oil And Gas (Iq)
  • Al-Karkh University Of Science (Iq)
  • Southern Technical University (Iq)
  • University Of Mosul (Iq)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (IT)
  • Universidade De Evora (Pt)
  • Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University (Iq)