University welcomes visit by Iraqi Cultural Attaché
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:38:00 BST
Professor Mosa Almosawe toured the University’s School of Applied Sciences and School of Computing and Engineering
The Iraqi Cultural Attaché, Professor Mosa Almosawe, is pictured with Iraqi postgraduates who are undertaking research at the University.
A VISIT by a leading figure in Iraqi higher education and diplomacy has forged the latest link between his country and the University of Huddersfield.
Professor Mosa Almosawe is a former President of Baghdad University and is now Cultural Attaché at Iraq’s UK embassy. Joined by his colleague, Mr Moaiad Abdulriha, he paid a fact-finding visit to the University of Huddersfield, where they inspected facilities and met Iraqi postgraduates who are conducting research.
The visitors were accompanied by Project Delivery and Support Officer Dr Mosttafa Alghadhi and Programme Director Ray Dance, both from the University’s Research and Enterprise Department.
The next phase in the relationship is likely to be a programme of staff visits between Huddersfield and Baghdad, said Mr Dance, who added that Professor Almosawe and Mr Abdulriha had enjoyed meeting the Iraqi students and had been impressed by facilities for subjects such as advanced engineering and pharmacy.
Pictured left the Iraqi Cultural Attaché, Professor Mosa Almosawe, tours the School of Applied Sciences and meets Dr Chris Gabbut from the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.
Engineering is one of the areas that will be the focus of a partnership with Baghdad University, said Mr Dance. Professor Almosawe is a highly-qualified civil engineer himself, having studied the subject at postgraduate level at UK universities.
Professor Almosawe toured the University’s School of Applied Sciences in the morning with visits to facilities for pharmacy, pharmaceutics and pharmacology, forensic science, organic chemistry, chemical engineering and the Bruker x-ray diffraction lab.
Following lunch with the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Professor Andrew Ball, the visitors were escorted to the School of Computing and Engineering, which is home to the Institute of Railway Engineering, the Turbocharger Research Institute and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology.