Established in 1957, the University of Baghdad is the Iraqi main and first higher educational institute with a long history of teaching and research. Its well-diversified teaching offer includes a number of colleges and numerous specialized departments, institutions where over 60,000 students are trained every year. The College of Arts is one of the main bodies of the University of Baghdad. It is composed of eight departments: English Language, Arabic Language, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, History, Geography, and Archaeology. International collaborations in research projects between the College of Art and EU (German) and Oriental (Japan) universities have been activated for many years. The Department of Archaeology has over 350 students enrolled in BA, MA and Ph.D. courses which offer a wide range of teaching units on Islamic and Pre-Islamic period (Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian). The Department of History is one of the biggest within the College of Art, attracting almost 700 students. Its BA, MA, and Ph.D. include Ancient history, Islamic history, Modern and Contemporary History. The University of Baghdad (UOB) will lead Work Package 5 - Dissemination Activities and will have an active role in all other activities of the project. 

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BAHAA NAJEM MAHMOOD. Dr. Bahaa is Lecturer of Italian Language at the University of Baghdad since 2015. After obraining an MA in Italian Language at the University of Baghdad, he obtained a PhD in Italian Literature and Philology from the University of Florence (Italy) in 2015. His expertise encompasses also teaching methods and translations. In addition to teaching, he works as Arabic/Italian translator and language expert for several institutions and professional associations in Italy and Iraq. He took part to several Iraqi-Italian collaborative projects in the field of culture, environmental and food related studies. He has published articles on Italian language and literature in Iraqi as well as international journals.

ANFAL DAWOOD. Dr. Dawood is Assitant Professor in the Department of Geography, College of Arts, since 2006. She obtained an MSc in Environmental Geography from the University of Baghdad in 2000 and a Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS from UNESCO in Netherlands in 2011. From 1995 to 2012 she was employed by the Ministry of Education of Iraq as a researcher and supervisor of geographical materials in the Department of School Curricula. She serves as member of several scientific committees inside the University as well as for UNESCO. She has published several scientific articles on the Iraqi enviroment and natural resources and in general on environmental issues. She was awarded a thanking letter by the Ministry of Education for her work.

KHALID HANTOOSH. Dr. Hantoosh is a sociologist and he is Lecturer in Department of Sociololgy, College of Humanities of the University