University of Baghdad signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese University of Chiba after the visit of the President of the University of Baghdad Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul and his entourage to Japan according to the invitation of the President of the University of Chiba Prof. Dr. Takeshi Tokohisa for the purpose of opening prospects for scientific and cultural cooperation between the two countries since it is the first memorandum of understanding between an Iraqi and a Japanese universities. This visit stressed the need for providing training opportunities for graduates and scholars through research projects supported by the Japanese side. The Iraqi delegation visited the college of Pharmacy at University of Chiba and discussed with its professors the scientific projects, academic achievements and their applicability in labor market as well as the admission mechanism at the faculty of pharmacy and the possibility of granting academic degrees for Iraqi postgraduate students who wish to study there. Rector of University of Baghdad also met the minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Senora who expressed his joy for the signing of this memorandum between the two universities, stressing his support for the implementation of it as an important step towards consolidating the Iraqi-Japanese relations in the field of higher education. Prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul delivered a lecture at University of Tokyo entitled “Our vision for building Iraq after ISIS” which dealt with the level of education at University of Baghdad, along with the damage that swept the cultural, social and economic areas and emphasizing the importance of the Japanese position and its support for Iraq to overcome the consequences of war through cooperation between the two countries which will benefit both sides. Dr. Iyad Kazim Zaghir, director of the department of cultural relations and missions delivered a lecture on Baghdad University’s relationship with global universities through shedding light on all memorandums of understanding and scientific activities organized by our university with discreet global universities. It is worth mentioned that the two sides reached at a series of recommendations that focused on the importance of the approval of the terms of the memorandum of understanding to provide opportunities for Iraqi researchers in Japan for more future cooperation with the two countries as well as the importance of taking advantage of the Japanese desire to cooperate with Iraqi institutions in this regard.