Six Lecturers Of Erbil Polytechnic University Were Awarded Campus Accredited Certificates

In the presence of the University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Head of the Supervision and Quality Assurance Agency of the Ministry of Higher Education Dr. Mohammed Kalari, the General Director of Education and Planning Dr. Khatab Ahmed, the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, guests and Directors of the University Presidency, in a ceremony awarded campus accredited coaching certificates to six lecturers of our university.

The ceremony was held on Wednesday, the 1st of February, 2023 in the Conference Hall of the university presidency. First, the Rector delivered a speech in which he welcomed the guests, European partners, academic staff, students and refugees. He said: “I congratulate our teachers on obtaining the certificate of qualified trainers. The university works as an academic institution to provide knowledge, conduct research and serve the community,” he said. Currently, the university’s relationship with its community has become a necessity for the economy to ensure social stability and also to solve social problems. In this regard, Erbil Polytechnic University considers it its duty to help the community, in this regard we have done a good job and will continue to do so.

From this perspective, we look at the Campus project, which is a three-year project funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Plus programme. It aims to help refugees, the poor, and our university alumni  to develop their projects to become employers and create job opportunities for the youth of this region and pave the way for them to use their skills in the labor market.

We at Erbil Polytechnic University are pleased to have been trusted by our partners to implement this project in Erbil.

His Excellency added more by saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, I want to present some information about the project: “The project was launched in February 2021 by seven organizations, universities and institutes in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Greece, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, to train low-income and refugee youth in Erbil and Larissa, Greece.

For this purpose, we have prepared in the past and six teachers from our university went to Italy and were trained by the Italian partner in the field of project development and attention to continuous learning. From now and on, they can supervise different trainings in the camps based on their abilities and skills.

This project emphasizes the self-reliance of young people, the poor and refugees to become owners of their own projects and create job opportunities for themselves and their families.

We at Erbil Polytechnic University are working on finding job opportunities for our graduates and connecting our university with public and private institutions.

Commendably, through the Campus Project, a model has been developed that focuses on constant learning that includes the following topics: (self-management skills, evaluation, counseling and leadership and truth management (evidence). Also, the creation of e-learning platforms.

Then several seminars were presented by the partners, each of whom separately discussed the role of their institution and country in the project.

Afterwards, Mr. Hawro, one of the teachers who was awarded the campus certificate, presented a seminar on how to conduct courses in Erbil camps which has already begun to be implemented.

Finally, the partners awarded certificates of competent coaching to our university lecturers.

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research presents awards to two students of Erbil Polytechnic University

On Tuesday, the 31st of January 2023, the Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir presented awards to students of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) universities who participated in the Huawei ICT competition and won the second place in the Middle East.

In a meeting where the Deputy Minister, the Presidents of Erbil Polytechnic, Salahaddin and Lebanese French Universities, the representatives of Huawei in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the advisors and general directors of the Ministry were present the Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister received the students. He also congratulated the organizers of the competition for providing a suitable environment for the students to showcase their scientific abilities in the fields of information technology and communications.

It is worth mentioning that the participants of the competition in the Kurdistan Region consisted of students from the Erbil Polytechnic University(EPU), Salahaddin-Erbil University, and French Lebanese University (LFU). One team of the attendees won second place and the others could win the seventh grade. Four out of six students in both teams are students of the Kurdistan Regional Government universities.

Finally, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir presented prizes and the honorary certificates to the students attended the competition and expressed his gratitude towards the lecturers’ sincere working and the universities attended the competition.

Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Receives The Partners of the campus project

On Tuesday, the 31 January , 2023, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received the partners of Erbil Polytechnic University in the project (Campus) which consisted of seven international institutions from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Greece.

In a meeting where the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, the Director of the International Relations and officials and trainers of the project in our university were present, the Rector welcomed the delegation of the European partners in the campus project and expressed his pleasure for the cooperation and collaboration between our university and European institutions He expressed the university’s readiness to work together to further serve Kurdistan’s youth, students and refugees in the camps.

It is worth mentioning that six academic staff of the Erbil Polytechnic University participated in a special course in Italy last year in order to become trainers.

This project is funded by the European Union and aims to help refugees and graduates of our university to develop their projects and create job opportunities for them.

University Rector Participates In The Announcement Ceremony Of The US Technology Development Project In The Polytechnic Universities Of The Kurdistan Region

The Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the US Consulate in the Kurdistan Region announced the project (American Technology Development in the Kurdistan Region) that will be implemented in the amount of (650,000) six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in all three (Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University and Duhok Polytechnic University).

The announcement of the project came today, Monday, the 30th January 2023 during a press conference at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The participants of this event were Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Erven Hicks the Consul General of the United States in the Kurdistan Region, the presidents of a number of universities, advisors and general directors of the ministry.

This project is being implemented by the US Consulate General under the supervision of USAID at a cost of (650,000) six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in all three (Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University, and Duhok Polytechnic University). It includes building nine scientific laboratories with the latest modern scientific equipment, while for each of these laboratories, special training will be given to local staff and university lecturers to be able to use the laboratories scientifically for educational purposes.

The project is an important step towards paying more attention to the youth of Kurdistan to improve their skills in the field of information technology, especially in the field of (telecommunications), (IT) and (networking) and learn skills that are important for the domestic and international labor market.

It is worth mentioning that Mr. Soran Abdulrahman Hamad, the Head of the project at the Erbil Polytechnic University was present at the ceremony.