Erbil Polytechnic University held the official opening ceremony of Mergasor Technical Institute

On Tuesday, the 9th of May, 2023, in the presence of His Excellency Mullah Mustafa Massoud Barzani, the Representative of the President of the Kurdistan Region, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Rector of the University Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, Director of Soran Independent Administration, Mergasur District Governor, members of the university council, a number of personalities and elders of the region, party and government officials, teachers, and students the official introduction ceremony was held.

The ceremony began with a moment of silence for the souls of the martyrs and listening to the national anthem Ay Raqib. Later, the Dean of the Mergasor Technical University Dr.Talib Mohammed Sharif delivered a speech in which he welcomed and thanked Mulla Mustafa Barzani for his assistance and support to the institute from the establishment of the institute until now.

Then the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research delivered a speech in which he congratulated the Erbil Polytechnic University and officials cooperating in the establishment of the first academic institution in the region and described this step as important for the youth of Mergasor district and Barzan region. What we have performed in the Mergasor Technical Institute is the tiniest gift we could offer to this revolutionary and struggling region and I hope they will accept it from us.

Then in a video, the Rector of the university, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki said: “The opening of this institute has an effective impact for the region. We are happy to serve this region and as a university we try to adapt the specialties taught in this institute to the nature of the region and the labor market. For this academic year, another scientific department will be opened in Mergasor Technical Institute, which is the nursing department, which will fill the needs of Mergasor district and surrounding areas with medical staff and assistants from the youth of the region. This will affect the development of the health sector in the region.”

Afterwards, a short video on the establishment procedures and the stages of building the institute, as well as the future strategy and program of the institute was explained.

Before the end of the ceremony, Mullah Mustafa Barzani presented awards to  those who have been an important helper and supporter in the past in the establishment, opening and development of Mergasor Technical Institute.

Erbil Polytechnic University Organized A Workshop (Creative Job Search, Networking and Job Application).

On the 2nd to 4th May, 2023, at the Scientific Research Center of the Erbil Polytechnic University, the Directorate of Career Development Center in collaboration with Cowater International Organization conducted a workshop on training trainers and creative seeking for jobs, building communication network and job offering.

The workshop was organized for three days in the presence of the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, the Director of the Career Development Center, and several academic staff of colleges and technical institutes.

Then, the international experts in the field of job fair and innovative job search, Mr. Mark and Mr. Victor Eid presented a subject in which according to international standards, university graduates will be the first beneficiaries to find jobs in the labor market of the Kurdistan Region. The participant lecturers were also introduced to the latest ways to find modern job opportunities and prepare graduates for the labor market. They received training during three days.

Today, Thursday, the 4th of May the workshop fulfilled and the university Rector. Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki awarded Certificates on the attendees.

The workshop is part of a joint project implemented by the Cowater International Organization and GIZ Germany and funded by the European Union.

The project will last for three years and includes two main areas: developing and improving the curricula of the veterinary department in the Shaqlawa Technical College and Sending the academic staff of the department to the universities of the European Union, especially to Belgium and the Netherlands to get familiar with the latest technical methods of the veterinary department and the quality of conducting modern scientific research and solve agricultural problems.

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

Erbil Polytechnic University Arranged A Ceremony To Introduce A Type Of Concrete Known As (Pervious Concrete).

On Thursday, the 4th of May, 2023 under the supervision and presence of the Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the presence of the Dean of the Erbil Engineering Technical College Prof. Dr. Ayad Zaki Saber, and members of the university council known as Pervious Concrete.

First, the Dean of the Erbil Technical Engineering College delivered a speech in which he welcomed the Rector and the guests, then he talked about mentioned type of concrete and its use, and thanked all the sponsors.

Then the Rector of the University delivered a speech in which he congratulated the Deanship of the Erbil Technical Engineering College and all the sponsors, and pointed out that universities are not only places of study and awarding degrees This will be done through the coordination of universities and governmental and non-governmental institutions. This project is part of the university’s strategy to help the community to make the most of water through this type of concrete.

This invention of concrete is designed to absorb large amounts of water and prevent flooding, allowing the water to be reused for different purposes. Then the rector and dean of the college accompanied by the guests practically tested the reaction of this type of concrete against water.

Finally, the Rector and Dean of the College presented awards to the sponsors.

Erbil Polytechnic University Arranged A Workshop About Gaining Financial Fund For Projects

On Wednesday, the 3rd of May 2023, the Directorate of International Relations Office organized a workshop on how to obtain financial for a number of university teachers and researchers at the Scientific Research Center of the Erbil Polytechnic University.

At the beginning of the workshop, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nageb Toma Bato, the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education welcomed the presenters and participants and said; “such workshops are important for researchers and teachers of our university”, and thanked the University Directorate of International Relations Office for arranging the event.

In the first seminar, Dr. Rojin a lecturer of the Kurdistan Board for Strategic Research at the Sulaimanyia City and Co-Director of Nahrain Network presented a paper entitled (How to receive financial assistance for research). The second seminar was presented by Adam Heikel, the Head of Project Department of  International Office Center/Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Finally, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ranj Sirwan Abdullah, the Director of the International Relations Office of the Erbil Polytechnic University presented a subject about (Project Management).

It is worth mentioning that 35 teachers and researchers participated in the workshop.