Several Activities Were Held At The Erbil Polytechnic University To Celebrate The International Women’s Day

On Wednesday, the 8th of March, 2023, a number of activities were performed in the colleges and the institutes of the Erbil Polytechnic University on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. In the celebration, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Mihamad Tahir Harki and several University Council Members were present.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Erbil Medical Technical Institute organized an activity in the Conference Hall of the University Presidency. At the beginning, the Rector of the University delivered his statement in which he said: “We all enjoy this day and Happy March 8 to everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, if we briefly talk about how and why this day was celebrated, it dates back to 1857 when in the United States of America (U.S.A) for the first time a number of women working in a garment factory. They felt an injustice, which was discrimination between men and women. On a day like today, they held a demonstration to protest and demand their rights.

After that date, in the United States in 1907 and 1908 on March 8 was commemorated and demonstrations were held, then in Europe in 1911 with demonstrations and protests women demanded their rights. During the World War I in In 1913 and 1914, women demonstrated again on March 8, this time with the support of the Russian Communist Party. This continued every year until 1975, when the day was officially recognized by the United Nations as the International Women’s Day.

Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot spend Women’s Day just for fun. Women should take advantage of this day and make it a day to encourage themselves to believe in themselves and their rights.

Fortunately, the issue of women and women’s rights has progressed much better in the Kurdistan Region than in the countries around us, but we hope that it will progress much more than it is. Once again I congratulate you.”

Afterwards, three seminars were presented by the head of the department of Maternity and Women and the teachers of the department on the role and importance of women’s duties and patience in all spheres of life whether Working outside as teachers and employees, taking responsibility and carrying out tasks, or at home as mothers educating children and society.

Later, his Excellency the University Rector presented honorary certificate to the teachers of the department.

The second activity was performed in the Accounting Department of the Erbil Technical Administrative College, in which the university Rector, the Vice Rectors’ and the Dean of the College Dr. Azad Mr. Amin Lajani, the Head of the Aynda Regional Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) were available. Then, they awarded the certificates of appreciation to the teachers, employees and women students. The Rector congratulated them on this day and wished them success and sustainable development. He described the role of women in the university as effective as it should be.

Koya Technical Institute Arranged A Workshop On Earthquakes And Their Effects On Engineering Systems

Under the supervision and presence of the Rector Prof. Dr. Erdees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Department of Petroleum Technology-Chemical Analysis of the Koya Technical Institute today, the 7th of  March, 2023 conducted an international workshop in collaboration with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Kurdistan Chapter entitled “Earthquake and Its Effects on Engineering Systems: Oil, Buildings, Hydraulic Structure”.

In the workshop, the President of Koya University, Governor of Koya and the Dean of Koya Technical Institute Dr. Mohammed Khadr, the Dean of the Erbil Technology College Asst. Prof. Dr. Botan Majid Asngar, the Dean of the Erbil Technical Engineering College Prof. Dr. Ayad Zaki, Asst. Prof. Mr. Umed Arshad, the Dean of the Technical Institute of Medicine and Health, a number of teachers, and experts in the fields of engineering were present. After the welcoming speech by the Dean of Koya Institute, the Rector welcomed the guests in a speech and highlighted the importance of the topic and said; He said that the Erbil Polytechnic University has always tried to strengthen the relationship between the university and the community to further serve the community and said that one of the important tasks of the university is to serve the community to help achieve social and economic stability.

At the end of his speech, he thanked the organizers of the workshop, the Koya Technical Institute and, the experts participated in the workshop and wished them constant success.

The topics of the workshop were presented by several teachers and researchers of Koya Technical Institute with the participation of Iraqi geologist Prof. Dr. Saleh Mohammed Awadh from Baghdad University; Prof. Dr. Saman Ali Abdullah from the University of Texas in the United States of America, Dr. Sirwan from Salahaddin University, and teachers of the Department of the Petroleum Technology from the Koya Technical Institute.

The workshop aimed to facilitate discussion of the latest research, techniques and tools for the earthquake risk assessment and the earthquake damage mitigation to enhance the safety and resilience of these systems against earthquakes.

The workshop was a platform for experts in the fields of Petroleum Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Hydraulic Engineering to share their knowledge and experience on how to assess the impact of earthquakes on these systems.

Finally, the participants and presenters of the workshop had an intensive discussion about earthquakes and their effects on the engineering systems.

Erbil Polytechnic University conducted a workshop on Fair Jobs

On Tuesday, the 7th of March, 2023, at the Scientific Research Center of the Erbil Polytechnic University, the Directorate of Career Development Center in collaboration with Cowater International Organization held a workshop on human resource development and preparation for the opening of job fair.

The workshop was organized in the presence of the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and the Director of the Career Development Center (CDC), for a number of teachers of colleges and technical institutes in order to cooperate and participate in the job fair to be held in May.

Then Mr. Mark, an international expert in the field of job fair and human resources, presented a paper in which according to the international standards, university graduates will be the first beneficiaries to find jobs in the labor market in the Kurdistan Region.

This workshop is implemented within the framework of a joint project by the Cowater International and GIZ Germany and is funded by the European Union.

The project will last for three years which includes two main areas: developing and improving the curricula of the veterinary department in the Shaqlawa Technical College, How to conduct modern scientific research and solve agricultural problems to reduce and increase yields.

The second aspect of the project implementation is to pay attention to the administrative staff of the Directorate of Career Development Center in the university presidency, conducting several workshops in the field of skills development, and establishing links between the university and the labor market.

The University Rector Participates in a Symposium Regarding Introducing Law, Labor Rights And Social Security

On Monday, the 6th of March 2023, a delegation of the Erbil Polytechnic University lead by Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki attended a symposium organized by the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in collaboration with the International Labor Organization at the Ramada Hotel in Erbil.

In this event where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education and the Director of the Career Development Center of our university were present, many topics were shed light on such as: Labor Rights, Introduction of law and Social Security.

During the symposium program, the Labor Law Project and the Social Security Bill were clarified for the audience, which was recently approved by the Kurdistan Regional Government and Parliament, It was also proposed to open places for these subjects in educational institutions and universities where graduates can get familiar with their rights and duties while working.

Later, in the panels the participants discussed the higher education sector and changing the curricula in universities to meet the demands of the labor market in the Kurdistan Region and meet the needs of private sector companies in terms of human resources, which will be a good opportunity for alumni to find jobs.