On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Scientific Research Center of Erbil Polytechnic University, the Directorate of Career Development Center in collaboration with Kowater International Organization held a workshop on human resource development and preparation for the opening of job fair. In this workshop, Professor (Hawkar Jabbar Hamad Ali) from the Department of Information Systems Engineering and Professor (Jami Khairuddin Ahmad) from the Department of Civil Engineering As representatives of Erbil Technical College of Engineering, in order to organize the cooperation and participation of our students in the (job fair) that is scheduled to be held in May.
This workshop is implemented within the framework of a joint project by Kowater International and GIZ Germany and is funded by the European Union.
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.
The Erbil Polytechnic University and the Lodz University of Poland signed a memorandum of understanding to establish academic and scientific relations.
On Thursday, the 2nd of March, 2023, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received a delegation of the University of Lodz in Poland consisted of the Dean, the Faculty of Economics and Sociology Professor Rafal Matera and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology and the Head of the Student Affairs of the university of Lodz Professor Tomasz Uryszek. After welcoming the guests, our university Rector considered the visits and understandings between the universities as an important step to pay more attention on improving the scientific level and establishing relationships between local and international universities and institutes.
In the meeting where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs Asst. Prof. Dr. Nageb Toma Bato, the Head of Cultural Relations Unit at the Directorate of International Relations Office Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omar Yasin, and the Lecturer at the Erbil Technical Administrative College Asst. Prof. Dr. Walaa were available a memorandum of understanding was signed between both universities which included the below subjects:
1- Receiving financial fund.
2- Scientific trip by hosting students and teachers.
3_ Participation in summer courses for cultural exchange.
4_Holding a joint conference.
The University of Lodz is a public university and they were hosted within the framework of the internationalization of the university in order to establish relations with advanced universities in European countries, and it was decided to work to hold a scientific conference between the two sides next year.
On Wednesday, the 1st of March, 2023, in the presence of the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki and several members of the university council, the university presidency directors, lecturers, and employees, a workshop entitled: (Institutional Effectiveness: The Concept of Accreditation in Kurdistan) was presented by Dr. Hunar Issa, Member Board Trustees at the American University of Kurdistan-Duhok
In the Workshop, Dr. Hunar Issa spoke in detail about the impact of trust in the management of institutions, which is of great importance, and considered the issue of giving trust to departments, colleges and institutes as an important and modern need, and also explained how to work to achieve this trust.