The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation Visits Erbil Polytechnic University

On Thursday, 17th of March 2022, the EPU Rectors Assistants for Scientific Affairs and Administration and Finance Affairs received the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation.

The Head of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department was present in this meeting. They talked about providing academic staff and hiring interior staff for the Technical Orthotics and Prosthetics Department. To manage these issues, they suggested bringing support from the Technical Health and Medical College to continue the education process and receive students in the next year of academic study.

It is worth reminding that the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department is the first scientific department around Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, which was established in the academic year (2020-2021) in our university. The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) supported opening this department and collaborating and backing the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Erbil Polytechnic University Receives Netherlands’ Consulate General Erbil Secretary

On Sunday 13th of March 2022, Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Asst. Prof Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani Received Netherlands’ Consulate General Erbil Secretary Suzanne Tossings, her delegation, and the SPARK International Organization delegation.

In a meeting where both the university Rector Assistants for Scientific Affairs and Students Affairs, Directors were present, they talked about the mutual project between our University and SPARK. This project includes refugees and displaced people sanitation and support in the Kurdistan Region that continues for three years.

The aim of Netherlands’ Consulate General Erbil Secretary visit was to determine the quality of working on the project and communicate cooperation and supports in the future to succeed the project.

Erbil Polytechnic University And SPARK International Organization Fulfilled A Training Course

On Sunday 6th of 2022, our university and SPARK International Organization celebrated the fulfillment of another training course for students for building capacity, “Innovation Hub Lab,” in the Canyon Hotel Erbil. Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, SPARK Official members, EPU Council members, and EPU Director were available at this event.

It is worth mentioning; Holland Exterior Ministry supported this project for four days. It aimed to build a strong bridge between universities and private sector companies through finding a solution for obstacles the companies face by the talented innovator students. Three universities, our university, Northern Technical University, Musul University, and three companies participated in this project. Finally, the attendees received a Certificate of Participation.

Erbil Polytechnic University Announces Youth Mappers Students Chapter Project

On Tuesday 1st of March 2022, Erbil Polytechnic University introduced EPU Youth Mappers Chapter Program at the EPU Presidency Celebration Hall. Our university Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Consultants Dr. Sabah and Dr. Amir, the EPU Council Members, Experts, and Lecturers attended this event.

The university Rector explained this program and its establishment background for the participants at the beginning of the ceremony and welcomed them for participating in the program introduction. He said, “Youth Mappers consists of many Students, Researchers, and lecturers who use available technology and general data to determine and introduce the obstacles that face any country development. In the whole world, university students actively join a program available for all people, called the OSM platform. The students digitize a map of where they live to benefit their community.

The primary purpose of opening this chapter in the Erbil Polytechnic University is to develop and build our youth capacity to lead and develop our country through a mapping.

Later, Engineer Mohammed Faisal delivered a seminar. He talked about how those students of Erbil Polytechnic University work on this program. He clarified the program’s goal and benefits in general for Kurdistan and experts, governmental and non-governmental institutions, private sectors, and citizens. He also spoke about recent Erbil City disasters that caused several damages because of floods and constant raining. He also talked about avoiding such catastrophes, pre regulations and procedures to prevent them, and the factors of these natural events.

Then, the university Rector rewarded the active students of this program. Later, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research consultants offered the Honorary Certificate to the lecturers and students.

EPU Youth Mappers Students Chapter consists of several EPU students who work throughout the world to support humanity through digitizing a map of their places where they face disasters because of nature or man-made tragedies to help and support citizens by humanitarian sanitation and facilitation. This step will be a support for governmental and non-governmental establishments and humanitarian organizations.

The Director of Youth mappers and a Co-Founder of the network Dr. Patricia Solis congratulated the Erbil Polytechnic University for creating the Youth-Mappers chapter and welcomed them to join more than 300 youth net groups and campuses in 65 countries around the world, which can make a big difference by mapping their world. She also said that we would support the EPU Youth Mappers to benefit from the other students’ inspiration around the network. To know more information about this network, you can visit this link.