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[Translate to English:] Rethink Education and Science in Iraq (RESI)

RESI is a university cooperation between the University of Graz, the University of Mosul (Iraq) and the TU Dortmund University (Germany) with the aim to support the University of Mosul in its academic rehabilitation. Various activities and formats aimed at students, teachers and researchers from different academic disciplines promote academic and intercultural exchange between our universities and contribute to the academic reconstruction and peace and reconciliation work at the Mosul University and in the region. These comprise:

  • Participatory student conferences with up to 400 participants (in presence and as online format) to strengthen academia, dialogue, democratization and reconciliation; 
  • Advanced training and discussion events for emerging researchers in order to promote scientific and teaching skills and to support international connectivity;
  • Open formats (including creative competitions, exchanges, social media projects, etc.) to encourage students in the region to engage freely and creatively with chosen topics (currently the UN Sustainable Development Goals).
  • Visits of up to 60 emerging researchers from Iraq per year to the TU Dortmund University within the framework of the projects Connect for Change and BSF - Building a Sustainable Future to enable insights into the European university landscape and to support professionalization and internationalization;

All activities are and have been implemented under the academic leadership of Prof. Dr. Heike Wendt since 2017 with generous financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The project is managed by the TU Dortmund University.

Homepage : Home - RESI - TU Dortmund (tu-dortmund.de)


  • Wendt, H. (2020). Hochschullehre in Krisenregionen. Nach dem IS: Die Universität Mosul beim schwierigen Neuanfang. In: Weiterbildung: Zeitschrift für Grundlagen, Praxis und Trends. 3. 2-5.
  • Symeonidis, V., Senger, F., Wendt, H. Zedan, A, Salim Dawood, S. & Jabrail, F. (forthcoming). Teacher education in conflict-affected societies The case of Mosul University after the demise of the Islamic State. In: Madalińska-Michalak; J. (Eds). Quality in Teaching and Teacher Education. International Perspectives from a Changing World. Brill
  • Wendt, H., Senger, F., Singh, A., Alfaidhi, A. & Alnumman, R. (forthcoming). Risks and Drivers of Success in Higher Education Partnerships in Conflict Contexts: A German-Iraqi Partnership in Times of Isolation and Displacement and First Steps Towards Recovery. In J. Wolf, K. Laing & K. Otrel-Cass (Eds). Risks in Partnerships in Education. Springer

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