Mohammed Al-Rubaie – Researcher
Graduate studies play an important role in shaping the future of Iraqis seeking advanced academic qualifications. For these students, obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree at Western University is irreplaceable because of its great importance due to the many advantages and opportunities offered by educational systems in these countries compared to similar studies elsewhere.
Iraq, as well as China and the countries of East Asia and the Arabian Gulf, have benefited a lot from the study of its students in Western and American universities in supporting and developing its higher education and national universities and through the acquisition of creative knowledge and experience, and enhancing educational cooperation and exchange with the most prestigious universities, and Iraq’s academic reputation has improved. Unilaterally, students who studied in America, Britain, and other Western countries benefited from their exposure to different cultures and societies, improved their language and communication skills, and expanded their networks and horizons. These students were also able to contribute to spreading their knowledge and experience about Iraq among professors and colleagues in the universities where they study. On the other hand, the universities that received them upon their return were able to benefit from improving teaching, enhancing diversity and inclusiveness in their educational environment, developing their curricula, achieving more cooperation between academics and researchers, and encouraging continuous learning and joint innovation.
What advantages does studying at Western universities offer?
All Western countries, especially the United States and Britain, are known for their prestigious universities and research institutions that offer exceptional educational experiences. As a result, graduate programs in these countries provide the possibility of friction with world-class faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The guidance provided by these distinguished professors enhances the research capabilities and intellectual and research growth of Iraqi students, enabling them to contribute effectively and excel in the areas they desire upon completion of their studies.
Academic integrity is an essential aspect of studying at a Western university, which means being honest and ethical in your academic work.
Academic integrity involves following the rules and standards of the university, such as avoiding plagiarism, fraud, and colluding against the public interests of the university or paying someone else to do your job for you.
Academic integrity also includes academic responsibilities, which means being responsible and respected in your academic work.
Academic responsibilities include attending classrooms, completing tasks on time, participating in discussions, giving feedback, and following instructions. Academic responsibilities also include respecting the rights and opinions of others, such as your classmates, teachers, and researchers.
Academic integrity and responsibilities are based on academic ethics, the ethical principles and values that guide academic behavior.
Academic ethics include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.
These values help create a community dedicated to learning and exchanging ideas, and academic ethics also help protect the integrity and quality of academic work, such as teaching, research, and publishing