No Poverty (SDG 1)
- There is a subset of NUST’s graduating student body that comes from low income backgrounds, but the school made sure they were taken care of financially throughout their time there and even found jobs for some of them in the university’s most deserving departments.
- NUST provides financial and emotional aid to low-income students, orphans, and the children of martyrs. In this aspect, NUST has a unified program that either lowers tuition costs or eliminates them altogether. Students are subject to the social welfare law passed by the Iraqi government.
- There are hundreds of up-to-date books in NUST’s central library that can be used for research in any field, including sustainable development. The university’s electronic library is likewise quite strong in this area. In this regard, the university hosts numerous workshops and provides numerous research funds to graduate students.
- In conjunction with civil society organizations, philanthropic institutions, and affluent persons from the governorate, NUST has various programs with the goal of providing infinite financial support for disadvantaged students. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, a lot of money and supplies have been collected for the students.
- NUST, in partnership with the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education, has developed a program to recruit international students from low- and middle-income backgrounds. There will be a large number of international students enrolled in the “Study in Iraq” program this academic year. Employees and faculty at NUST can contribute to a specific fund on a voluntary basis to help low-income students attend college. There is also a plan in place to ensure that pupils have appropriate clothing for Eid and nourishment during Ramadan. All students, regardless of where they live, have access to the university’s free shuttle service to and from campus. The people that live there is a fair distance from the school. NUST provides them with modernized accommodation facilities within the university itself.
- Ramadan is a program at NUST that helps students, faculty, and staff financially and socially by giving them access to interest-free loans for starting and growing small businesses, with dedicated committees keeping tabs on their progress.
- The Development and Continuing Education Center, as well as the Rehabilitation and Employment Division, both at NUST, host a wide variety of training programs each year. The goal of these training programs is to better equip graduates to find work in the public and commercial sectors and to better prepare current employees for advancement in their fields.
- The Iraqi government’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research runs a poverty relief initiative known as (OM). The NUST is governed under the Social Welfare Law, a separate piece of legislation enacted to aid the needy. The Al Ain Foundation for Orphans and Poor Care is one local organization that has been actively helping the community since its founding in 2016. It gives money every month so that a lot of needy people can buy food and clothes.