In 2016 Amal and Heike, together with several colleagues, formed the Rethink Education and Science in Iraq partnership to support Mosul University in its academic rehabilitation and to promote science, dialogue and reconciliation. Various activities and formats for students, teachers and researchers from different academic disciplines promote academic intercultural exchange and learning and aim at contributing to an academic revival, peace and reconciliation in Iraq. Over the last years about 3000 students and more than 400 academics have been part of RESI-activities.
Amal is from Iraq working as Assistant Professor for Teaching Methods at the colleges of basic education and pure sciences of Mosul University. Her research interests are in teaching and learning methods and inclusive education, on which she has published several articles. She is a founding member of the Rethink Education and Science in Iraq network since its establishment in 2016 and involved in other international partnerships with Universities in Germany.