Iran Starts Construction of Its First University in Iraq

In a ceremony on Monday, a project to build the first Iranian university in Iraq named ‘Al-Mustafa Al-Amin’ was kicked off in Kadhemein.

The Iranian university will house five faculties, including experimental sciences, humanities and Islamic sciences, Abdollah Hassani, the head of university’s board of trustees and vice chancellor for administrative and financial affairs, was quoted as saying by IRNA.

Faculties of literature, jurisprudence and law will be set up in the first stage of the project, he said.

Hassani further noted the university will be constructed in an area of 22,500 square metres and is expected to host 3,000 students initially.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Cultural Office in Iraq was quoted as saying that the two neighbouring states have so far signed over 50 scientific and academic memoranda of understanding and over 3,000 Iraqi students are studying in Iranian universities.

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