Two students of Erbil Polytechnic University have won the Final Round of the Huawei Competition

Two students of ICTE Department of the Erbil College of Technology of the Erbil Polytechnic University participated in the final round of Huawei Technology Competition in the field of communication in the Middle East held from 19 to 23 December 2022 in the Sultanate of Oman.

15 teams from 11 different countries participated in the final round of the competition. The participating teams from 472 universities had won previous rounds from all Middle Eastern countries and reached the final round of the competition.

Our university team consisted of two students under the direct supervision of the Huawei Academy Center of our university under the supervision of Ms. Shirin Abdullah Anwar attended this level and could reach top seven out of Fifteen successful teams in the final round.

It is worth mentioning that the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki congratulated the Huawei Center of our university, Ms. Shirin Abdullah Anwar, and the Erbil Technology College Students for their success and obtaining a worthy place in the final round and he assured them his complete support for any further future projects.

Erbil Polytechnic University Attends The Launch Of “Jousour” Youth Initiative For Degital Skills Project

A delegation from Erbil Polytechnic University consisting of Assist. Prof. Dr. Nageb Toma Rassam vice rector for scientific affairs and Assist. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omar Yassen head of cultural relations unit at International Relations Office was invited by United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Baghdad on Thursday, 22 December 2022 to participate at the launch of the “Jousour” (Bridges) initiative to provide youth with marketable digital and English language skills to boost their employability and enable them to build better livelihoods. Jousour is a bridge that can connect Iraqi youth with jobs through the pathway of digital skills. It is an extension of the WFP’s award-winning EMPACT (Empowerment in Action) programme that is already being successfully implemented, since 2016, in Iraq and other countries such as Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Colombia, Kenya and

Zimbabwe.The programme was designed by WFP Innovation Accelerator based in Munich focusing on the development of transversal, entrepreneurial and technology skills required to succeed in the digital market. WFP is increasingly leveraging the digital economy to build the resilience of urban, displaced, and vulnerable households. With an internet connection, a device, and sufficient IT skills, young refugees and food-insecure youth can change their lives. EMPACT equips students with in-demand tech skills and matches their newly found talent with IT vacancies in private sector companies and online job marketplaces.Erbil Polytechnic University are among a several universities in Iraq that deliver training courses to vulnerable and refugees and IDPs in Erbil. The program will start from January 2023 and it will last for 10 months. It is mission of EPU to help youth with marketable skills that build bridges (Jousour) towards a better life. It is also the mission to help young women and men to achieve their dreams and pursue their livelihoods. This initiative aims to create solutions that enhance opportunities and contribute towards tackling the challenge of youth unemployment. Through this initiative, youth in Erbil can prepare for emerging careers, contributing significantly to solving the unemployment challenges. It’s a win-win outcome: young people at risk of hunger find stable jobs and generate life-saving income, and employers can hire qualified staff to meet their tech needs. Both contribute to a more productive economy and sustainable development.Generous funding from WFP’s donors, such as Germany, enabled the launch of this initiative that will tackle unemployment in Iraq, one of the country’s serious economic issues facing about 27% of Iraqi youth.

Erbil Polytechnic University celebrates Kurdistan Flag Day

Erbil Polytechnic University celebrated Kurdistan Flag Day. At the beginning of the ceremony, where the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki was present, Dr. Hoshmand Rafiq Ibrahim delivered a seminar, entitled “Kurdistan Flag, Identity and Dignity”.

In the seminar, Dr. Hoshmand Rafiq Ibrahim talked about the importance and sacredness of the Kurdistan flag, the historical assessment of the Kurdistan flag at the beginning and different stages of its formation, and the changes it has undergone until the establishment of its current form.

Then in a ceremony in which his excellency the University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki, the Head of Aso Regional Committee Dr. Lawand Osman, the Head of Ainda Regional Committee Mr. Amin Lajani, the Rector Assistants, and several members of the university council were available, the Kurdistan Flag was raised by three students of our university In a dignified and honorable manner.

In a statement, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki welcomed the participants and congratulated the organizing committee of the ceremony for their great work, meanwhile, he talked about the sacredness of the flag for our nation and assured the necessity to protect the dignity of the Kurdistan flag.

Then, the students’ Kurdistan Union Representative of our university Mr. Hussein Osman Tuvi presented a speech.

Later, Ms. Haifa, the Head of the Erbil Branch of the Kurdistan Flag Protection Agency, presented an honorary award to the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edress Muhamed Tahir Harki for his valuable work on this day and direct supervision of these activities.

A Delegation Of Erbil Polytechnic University Visits Several Polish universities

A delegation of the Erbil Polytechnic University (EPU) has visited several Polish universities to develop relationships with foreign universities.
The delegation consisted of Dr. Nageb Toma Bato, the Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education; University Professor Wala arrived in Poland on an official visit.
Our university delegation visited several universities in Warsaw, Puask, and Wroslavl, as well as visited the governor of Puask.

The Erbil Polytechnic University delegation aimed to work and cooperate within the framework of the European Union Erasmus Plus program, and cultural exchange and coordination of scientific activities between our university and the universities of that country.
During the visit, our university delegation signed several memoranda of understanding with Polish universities, Warsaw University of Life Sciences- SGGW, the Mazovian Academy in Plock, and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology-Wroclaw.