Daily Archives: June 1, 2023

A Meeting Was Held In The Presence Of All Three Rectors Of The Kurdistan Region Polytechnic Universities

In the Presence of the Supervision and Quality Assurance Institution of the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Rectors of the Erbil Polytechnic University, the Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University, and the Duhok Polytechnic University attended a meeting at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

In a meeting where the three Vice Rectors of the Polytechnic Universities for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education and the Director of Quality Assurance were present the attendees discussed the (TVET.2) project which is supervised by UNESCO which aims to promot technical and vocational education in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in terms of programs, quality and internationalization of the strategy of polytechnic universities.

In the meeting, the Director of UNESCO in Iraq and the Director of the TVET.2 project  were present online, the participants of the meeting expressed their comments and suggestions on the development and further benefits of the project.

Erbil Polytechnic University and the World Creativity & Innovation Week– Iraq Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On Thursday, the 1st of June 2023, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Rector of the Erbil Polytechnic University received a delegation of the Iraqi Innovation Council – World Creativity & Innovation Week (WCIW )that was consisted of  M.Sc. Zanyar Jabbar Rashid, the WCIW Ambassador and a member of the Innovation Council, Abdullah Salih, Shadman Karim, Rezhwan Mohammed, Members of the Innovation Council in Iraq–World Innovation Week, and the Rwanga Foundation President Abdulsalam Madani.

In a meeting where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education, the Director of the International Relations Office and the Administrative Director of the university presidency were present, the Rector welcomed the guest delegation and spoke about the university’s strategy and plan. His Excellency said “We as Erbil Polytechnic University have focused on creating academic experts that are needed by the labor market in the Kurdistan Region. This is why, our university is well-prepared to be able to collaborate and support our youth, community, and the Kurdistan students particularly.”

 The guest delegation thanked the Rector for well receiving them and their hospitality and expressed their pleasure to work with Erbil Polytechnic University as the first university in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to jointly work to serve the society in general and Kurdistan youth and students in particular.

During the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two sides, which included coordination between the team of Erbil Polytechnic University and World Innovation Week in Iraq by organizing and conducting any activities that encourage creativity and innovation such as: seminars and workshops in Erbil Polytechnic University.

World Creativity and Innovation Day was founded in Toronto, Canada in the 25th of May 2001. The project is now hosted by the University of Miami in the United States. World Innovation Day April 21 was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2017 to celebrate and encourage innovation globally. Events and activities in 160 countries will highlight the importance of innovation in life to address economic and social challenges and encourage economic growth in general.

University Rector Emphasizes On Providing Equal Opportunities, Transparency And Justice For The Higher Education Study Applicants

Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector stressed on providing equal opportunities, transparency and justice for the higher education study applicants and said that the integrity of the scientific proficiency examinations is a red line and everyone must adhere to it.

During a meeting with the heads of departments of the three Technical colleges: Engineering, Health and Medicine, and Administrative the university Rector stressed that equal opportunities must be provided to all those who have applied for admission to higher education.

The President of Erbil Polytechnic University instructed the participants to carry out the work with the utmost responsibility to consolidate the principles of justice, equality, transparency and impartiality in the implementation of the process.

He said our focus is on taking a great care of the higher education study applicants to provide a favorable environment for their study, learning and education, as well as prevent accountability and injustice. He also stressed that they should avoid violations and illegal interference and outside the guidelines.

Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki also asked the committees to inform the departments and give necessary instructions on how to set questions in such exams.

To closely monitor the examinations, a special committee was formed headed by the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education to supervise the examinations and decided to conduct the examinations centrally and prepare the halls designated for the exams.