A National Workshop Explores “University Interaction with the Community”

On June 10, 2024, the Department of Business Administration at the College of Administration and Economics successfully orchestrated a national workshop titled “University Interaction with the Community.” This pivotal event, spearheaded by Assistant Professor Nabaz Nawzad, Dean of the College, marked an important milestone in understanding the dynamic relationship between universities and the broader community. Assistant Professor Nabaz Nawzad framed the discussion by introducing the topic, contextualizing it within the current educational landscape, and highlighting its significance, particularly in the context of the Bologna Process, a comprehensive reform initiative aimed at harmonizing higher education systems across Europe.

During the workshop, Professor Dr. Hoshyar Marouf, an esteemed academic in the field, elucidated the multifaceted nature of university-community interaction. Delving into the intricacies of this relationship, Dr. Marouf outlined the overarching goals for both universities and the community, emphasizing the importance of mutual benefit and shared development. He also candidly discussed the challenges and obstacles that often impede effective interaction, ranging from logistical issues to cultural barriers.

This gathering provided a rich and comprehensive exploration of the Kurdistan region’s approach to university-community interaction. Through engaging discussions and insightful presentations, participants gained a deeper understanding of the complexities involved and the potential avenues for collaboration. The workshop not only fostered cross-cultural understanding but also laid the groundwork for future initiatives aimed at advancing community engagement and strengthening the symbiotic relationship between universities and the societies they serve.

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