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New generation's job hopes in Iraqi Kurdistan

30 March 2013 Last updated at 22:00 GMT

In Iraqi Kurdistan, the opening up of the economy and the creation of numerous private universities have given a new generation hope of a bright future.

But while students have better employment opportunities than ever before, few public sector jobs and the high demands of international private companies have created a new set of challenges.

Katy Watson reports from Erbil.