The Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Kufa held a seminar concerning the initiation of postgraduate studies (High Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate) and discussed the conditions for applying to postgraduate studies for 2017-2018, in addition to the research phase from the beginning writing of the thesis to the time of issuing the university order. Then, Hadi al-Nomani, presented the first lecture, which was entitled (A look at the laws and instructions of postgraduate studies in Iraq and he talked about the act of 26 of higher studies and the following ministerial instructions. Later, Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammed Saheb Meechi gave the second lecture, entitled “Graduate Studies in Iraq: Reality and Ambition”. He talked about several main points, including the philosophy of education in building nations and the role of higher education in building the country. Also, he talked about the similarities and the differences in scientific research and higher studies inside and outside Iraq.
The seminar concluded with the following recommendations: The necessity of financial and administrative independence of the university and setting up of a scientific policy for the admission of postgraduate studies. The importance of putting some criteria for the appointment of university lecturers and for the continuation of the faculty members of the university in their posts. Moreover, the majority of the research of postgraduate students should be directed to the resolution of the problems of the industrial society, agricultural or health issues etc and they should publish their papers in solid magazines. This seminar was attended by a number of interested teachers and students