On Tuesday 14th of December 2021, at the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Divan, both the Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Dr. Aram Muhammad Qadir and Interior Minister Rebar Ahmed signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Open Crime Evidences Department at the Erbil Erbil Technical Medical Institute of the Erbil Polytechnic University. In this event, the EPU Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, and the Erbil Technical Medical Institute Dean Asst. Prof. Umed Arshad Hawezi were present.
After signing the MOU, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister at a journal conference clarified: Opening the Crime Evidences Department at the EPU is an attempt to serve investigation path and holding scientific and academic investigation of crimes to reach the crime source. Meanwhile, it is also impressive for developing specialists in the crime evidence field, crime laboratory, and practical lessons.
While the Interior Minister said, “The Kurdistan regional government President will support this department. This step will cover the academic space in our ministry”. He also said the ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research prepared all the necessary scientific needs for this department and focuses on preparing curriculum programs and qualified academic staff. The indications tell us that this project will succeed, and we will do our best to make this project happen and be successful.
Before signing the MOU to open the Crime Evidences Department at the Erbil Polytechnic University, the Interior Minister said: “We have suitable laboratory and qualified officers in the ministry, but this subject is almost impossible to be achieved with training and preparing qualified staff. Opening such a scientific center will have enormous cooperation and support for the courts. He also expressed his gratitude towards the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry for opening this department. He assured his support and collaboration to this ministry to enhance the study in this effective department.
It is worth mentioning that this department is opened due to the Erbil Polytechnic University’s request in which 25 officers and the Interior Ministry Staff will start studying in this department as a beginning of the academic study of 2021-2022. They decided to open this department in a college to offer bachelor’s degrees to its students.