A Delegation Of Erbil Polytechnic University Participates In A Workshop About Strengthening TVET-Construction Programmes In Higher Education Technical Institutions In Iraq

On Sunday, the 23rd of October 2022, a delegation of the Erbil Polytechnic University headed by the University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki attended a workshop about Strengthening TVET-Construction Programmes in Higher Education Technical Institutions in Iraq that will continue for two days in the Best Inn Erbil Hotel.

Within the activities of the TVET-2 Project that was funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO, in collaboration with the Government of Iraq, the UNESCO Office in Iraq, UNHABITAT, and ILO are implementing the European Union-funded projects; “Jobs Creation through Technical and Vocational Education System Strengthening and Labour Market Linkages – TVET phase II”, Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities project, and Support to Livelihoods through Cultural Heritage Development project.

The workshop aimed to provide a platform to share what has been accomplished within TVET Reform Project Phase I through themes covered by those projects, increase the capacity of and capabilities of individuals and institutions to develop and deliver high-quality inspiring TVET programmes in the construction sector and strengthen knowledge and improve our understanding of the projects outcomes and remaining gaps in the construction sector for TVET professionals and Technical Universities, and some further subjects that will be covered within the two days of the workshop.

Erbil Polytechnic University Signs A Memorandum Of Understanding With School Of Foreign Languages- China Three Gorges University

Within the activities of the International Office of the Erbil Polytechnic University, today, the 24th of October 2022, our university signed a memorandum of understanding with the Foreign Languages Center-China Three University. e agreement was held online in which the Erbil Technical Administrative College Dean, Dr. Azad Ahmed Abdullah, the International Relations Office Director, the Head of the Cultural Relations Unit of the International Relations Office Directorate, and two University academic staff were present to strengthen the academic, scientific, and cultural relationships. And the representatives of the China Three University were the Foreign Languages Center Dean, the Foreign Languages Center Dean Assistant, the International Study Center Director, and the Translation Research Director of the Foreign Languages Center, that were present online.

In the meeting, the Erbil Polytechnic University expressed gratitude towards China Three University. For offering five seats of higher education (Master’s Degree) in the international, regional, and Linguistic study fields.

Furthermore, our university academic staff discussed students’ and university lecturers’ exchanges that were fulfilled in the summer semester, and it is supposed to renew the agreement for next year. They also talked about encouraging university teachers to publish joint research.

In 2017 our university delegation visited China Three University to build academic, scientific, and cultural relations between both universities.

Erbil Polytechnic University Signed A Memorandum of Understanding with the International Labour Organization

On Sunday, 24th of October 2022, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, received Maria Martí Antonio Program Manager – Cooperation Section of the European Union, Maha Kattaa the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Coordinator in Iraq, and Roman Hussein from UNESCO.

In the meeting, all parties discussed implementing joint projects to support displaced people and Syrian refugees. later, the Erbil Polytechnic University and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the skills of technicians and workers in cultural heritage. This agreement is considered a part of the implementation of the University’s strategy toward internationalization.

 The new partnership aims to develop and enhance the skills of the employment approaches to create decent job opportunities for displaced people, Syrian refugees, and host community members. ILO, jointly with UNESCO, implements the project, and European Union is the project’s financial funder. throughout this MOU ILO will build the capacities of trainers from EPU to implement the skills training programmes and monitor their training activities.

Erbil Polytechnic University And Nottingham University Present A Two Day Workshop  

In collaboration with the Nottingham University of the United Kingdom, The International Relations Office of the Erbil Polytechnic University arranged a workshop regarding internationalizing higher Education, study program, and technical and vocational Education on the 18th and 19th of October 2022.

The University Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs, Council Members, and lecturers were present in the workshop. The workshop program included four subjects delivered online by Nottingham University Experts and professors Juliet Thondhlana, Rights Lab Associate Professor in Education and Migration, Prof. Dr. Volker Wedekind (Professor of Education) Faculty of Social Science, and Joshua Hawkins, Lead Officer (International) at the Midlands Engine.

The workshop subjects were the development of internationalization strategy in the world post Covid19, building a successful educational partnership, essential concepts and attentions of internationalizing education programs, the debated problems of skillful frameworks, and work and vocational programs. They also talked about some other topics like a focus on the type and level of the Erbil Polytechnic University internationalization.

This workshop is a part of the memorandum of understanding between the Erbil Polytechnic University, and Nottingham University signed on October 2021.

It is worth mentioning that Nottingham University is one of the top 18 universities in the United Kingdom and 114 worldwide.