Opening of the Mergasor Technical Institute by His Excellency Mulla Mustafa Barzani

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.

The University Rector Attends the Skills for Sustainable Agriculture Conference

His Excellency the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, participated in the Skills Conference for the Sustainable Agriculture which was held in Baghdad.

A delegation consisting of the representatives of the Ministries of the Higher Education and Scientific Research, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources of the Kurdistan Region, on behalf of the Kurdistan Regional Government, have participated in the Skills Conference for Sustainable Agriculture that is going on in Baghdad.

The three Rectors of Kurdistan Polytechnic Universities (Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaimaniya), the Vice Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education and the Director of Career Development Center participated in the conference.

The conference was arranged by the Isdeharak Organization in collaboration with the European Union Mission in Iraq in which they will discuss how to develop the agricultural sectors as a source of income.

The conference will also discuss the role of education and learning in providing vocational skills in agriculture.

The Rector of the University Received The Representative of the Department of the Islamic Enlightenment Affairs at the Holy Al-Abbas Shrine In Karbala

On Tuesday, the 23rd of May, 2023, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received Mr. Ala Al-Ziadi, the Representative of the Department of the Islamic Enlightenment Affairs in the Holy Al-Abbas Shrine in Karbala and his accompanying delegation.

In a meeting where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, the Director of the International Relations Office, and Dr. Muhammed Zahawi the  Coordinator of the mentioned Department were available, the guest delegation expressed their pleasure to meet and visit our university and said they are ready to take serious steps to strengthen relations  with our university and other universities in Iraq in general and the universities of Karbala in particular.

In the meeting, the university Rector spoke about the importance of relationships and collaboration among universities and students with each other such as, establishing relationships between our university students and students of Karbala to exchange opinions, knowledge and information and familiarity with each other’s customs and culture on strengthening academic relations with Karbala universities and other Iraqi universities.

At the end of the meeting, the representative of the institution presented three books as a gift to the Rector.