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A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Erbil Polytechnic University and Several Jordanian universities

On the second day of the Jordanian-Kurdistan Higher Education Meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Erbil Polytechnic University and a number of Jordanian universities.

  Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Rector of the Erbil Polytechnic University. Asst. Prof. Dr. Botan Majid Asnger, the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education; Asst. Prof. Dr. Ranj Sirwan Abdullah, the General Director of the Scientific Research Center of our university, participated in the second day of the meeting between the Kurdistan Region and Jordan, which began yesterday Sunday, the 5th of May, 2024, in Erbil under the title (Depicting the future through sustainable development).

On the sidelines of the second day of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Erbil Polytechnic University and several Jordanian universities.

In the meeting, the attendees discussed various aspects of higher education in Jordan and the Kurdistan Region, especially (quality assurance in higher education, scientific research, sustainable education, internationalization of higher education, practice of teaching methods in medical specialties, technical and vocational education and training , entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education with information technology and artificial intelligence).

Erbil Polytechnic University held its fourth student scientific conference


On Monday, the 13th of May, 2024, in the presence of the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, Vice Rectors, the Erbil Polytechnic University Council members, teachers and students, the fourth scientific conference of the Erbil Polytechnic University students was held in Soran Technical College.

The conference began with a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs. Asst. Prof. Dr. Botan Majid Asngar delivered a speech on behalf of the conference committee and welcomed the participants and spoke about the importance of the conference for students and said: “I am pleased that in a university-wide activity we are all gathered together here. One of the important tasks of the university is to be able to interpret the science we learn and serve a subject It shows the skills and knowledge of you and our university.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, “Student Scientific Conference is an annual conference in which the best projects of students at the level of scientific departments of colleges and technical institutes participate. The purpose of this conference is to present the results of the students’ efforts and skills in carrying out graduation projects with the help and supervision of teachers. There are 57 projects prepared by students in this conference.”

Then, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki delivered a speech in which he welcomed the teachers and students participating and said: “On behalf of myself and the council of the Erbil Polytechnic University, we welcome you, and congratulate the students who successfully passed these stages and Join the 4th Student Science Conference today.

Ladies and gentlemen, conference preparations are generally carried out in all academic institutions and centers around the world. Each conference does not exceed a few days, but the preparations may take several months or more than a year. It is obvious to all of us what an important role scientific research plays in human life and the development of society, as we see all fields of science such as health science, economics, electronics, agriculture, etc.

Scientific research itself has a significant role in human life and is a door to the progress of society. If scientific research is a door to the progress of society, the key is to publish the research. The easiest way to publish scientific research is through scientific conferences, so one of our most important goals in holding scientific conferences is that you can publish the results of the research at the conference and read and evaluate Researchers who meet and sit together at conferences may exchange ideas, solve each other’s problems, and become familiar with the laboratories and equipment available in scientific centers Take advantage of each other.

In addition to the benefits I mentioned, holding scientific conferences has another influence is that when a scientific conference is held in one country is held again in another country, in this regard, we can benefit from each other’s culture.

We have decided to hold it in a different place every year, one day in Mergasur, one day in Shaqlawa, Soran, Koya, Khabat and Erbil Or why is it useful to hold scientific conferences. 

Therefore, we felt it necessary to pay attention to this issue. This is another lesson for students to know how conferences are held in academic centers and universities.

Finally, I would like to congratulate the conference organizing committee and the deanship of Soran Technical College for hosting the conference.

Afterwards, students’ seminars were held according to the specialized sectors of administration, engineering and technology, medicine, agriculture, which were divided into six seminar halls. The evaluators of different sectors evaluated the students’ projects.

The conference was attended by 57 papers in the fields of management, engineering, technology, medicine and agriculture conducted by 250 students.

At the end of the conference, the Rector of the University, Prof. Idris Harki presented the University Shield to Prof. Sirwan Latif Haji, Dean of Soran Technical College and Chairman of the Conference Preparatory Committee, then presented awards to the participating students, supervisors and evaluation committees.

The Annual Festival of the Erbil Technical Administrative College Students was held in the presence of the Rector of the University

Today, Thursday, the 9th May, 2024, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Rector of the Erbil Polytechnic University, the annual festival of Kurdish culture was held in the Erbil Technical Administrative College.

In the festival the Vice Rectors, the University Council Members, the Heads of Departments and teachers were present. The Students of the Erbil Technical Administrative College displayed Kurdish clothes, Kurdish food and handicrafts, which were prepared by the students

The festival was arranged by the students of all four departments of Business Administration, Media Technique, Accounting Technique, International Marketing and Language at the Erbil Technical Administrative College.

Erbil Polytechnic University holds a seminar for Dr. Pshtiwan Sadiq, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs

In the continuation of the activities of the cultural week of the university students, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Rector of the University, Dr. Pashtiwan Sadiq, the Minister of the Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), presented a seminar entitled “Latest Political Developments in the Kurdistan Region” for students of the Erbil Polytechnic University.

 At the beginning of the seminar where the Vice Rectors, several members of the University Council, academic staff, and students were available, Dr. Pashtiwan Sadiq, the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, said: “I am very happy to be with you today. I express my warm gratitude to the Rector and members of the council for preparing to present this seminar. Today is a different day for me because I am with a group that is the future of Kurdistan.”

The Minister of Endowments said that the Kurdistan Regional Government attaches great importance to the education sector and students, in order to create an innovative and productive society through their knowledge.

In another part of the seminar, the minister said that the Kurdistan Region, in all fields has received great services and achievements. Only in the education sector and higher education, now have dozens of universities and colleges and thousands of schools. Therefore, rest assured that our future is very bright and Kurdistan will continue to develop, progress, prosperity and peace.

Dr. Pshtiwan Sadiq, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), said, “The Kurdistan Region is very strong in terms of political, diplomatic and international relations. Therefore, you students who are the future of this country should try to improve your knowledge and always look at this land with eyes full of love and respect, which was produced with the blood of thousands of martyrs.”

Later, the door of discussion was opened for the participants to ask questions and received necessary answers. Finally, Asst. Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Rector of the University, presented an award and a plaque to Dr. Pashtiwan Sadiq and warmly appreciated his efforts for presenting the seminar.