UW-Madison hosts Iraqi economic development delegation

UW News — October 19, 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of two American universities to host a delegation of representatives selected by Iraq’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Innovation, Research, and Development (ICIRD) on universities and technology-based economic development.

The 12-member delegation, visiting Oct. 17-20, consists mainly of Iraqi university professors and government officials from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Ministry of Planning, and Ministry of Higher Education.

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with ICIRD, is working to increase the use of academic research and development to create knowledge-based economies in Iraq.

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