Erbil Polytechnic University Announces The Presentation of a Weekly Webinar

Under the recommendation and the observation of the Rector of the EPU, Dr.Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, the Directorate of the External activities, will deliver a series of webinars.

The Webinar will include: (Scientific, Economical, Health, Political and Social subjects). Every Tuesday, a chosen specialist in the EPU will present a webinar about a specific subject within 45 minutes dedicated for the webinar and 15 minutes for the attendees’ comments and questions, according to the current situation of the Kurdistan Region and the world.

For your information, 6 hours before the webinar presentation, the EPU will send the link of the webinar to the participants’ email addresses. To register, kindly visit this link:

Towards Blended Learning; Strategies and Roles of Teachers

Erbil Polytechnic University is pleased to invite its academic staff to a webinar on (Towards Blended Learning; Strategies and Roles of Teachers) presented by Dr. Nashwa Ismail. This webinar is timely after the announcement of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that this years’ academic study will be conducted through blended learning as it is due to the spread of pandemic and lack of ability for university campuses to host students.
This webinar is organized by the International Relations Office and it is part of the EPU’s strategy of internationalization and standarise its curriculum activities.
Presenter’s Biography:
Dr. Nashwa Ismail has MSc and PhD in Education from University of Southampton, UK and she is Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Dr. Ismail has 10-years teaching experience in higher education and further education. In research, Dr.Ismail’s area of expertise is Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). In this area, she takes part in different research projects in the UK and overseas countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia), Myanmar and Thailand. Furthermore, she teaches qualitative research methods and its application on Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) using NVivo and ATLAS.ti. She has a special focus on Games-Based Learning (GBL), Academic Professional Development (APD) and educational leadership. Her current role is a Research Associate in LEARN Cit Sci project – Institute for Educational Technology at Open University. Dr. Ismail’s role is to engage with youth online and evaluate online citizen science learning activities using mainly qualitative approaches (e.g. interviews). Besides, Dr.Ismail has technical background being active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) and qualified Training Assessor Assessment, and Quality Assurance (TAQA), since 2005. She has delivered a wide range of programs to technical audiences in an industry setting in the Gulf, Middle East and the UK.

This seminar will be presented at 11:00AM on 28th September 2020.
To register, please click on the link:
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Meeting ID: 859 1624 2830 Passcode: 621101

EPU will virtually participate in the Summer School Program of Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg of Germany

Since 2009 Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg of Germany has academic cooperation with seven Iraqi Universities, including Erbil Polytechnic University, to support them to participate in two weeks of the summer training program in Germany for the top one of third-year students. Due to the pandemic crisis caused by the Coronavirus Covid-19, this training program will not be performed in Germany, but in Erbil, virtually by providing online courses and materials. Then the practical part will be implemented at a laboratory contains all requirements of place and three-dimension instruments.

Erbil Polytechnic University would like to announce about a two week of a virtual summer training program for EPU students under the title of “DAAD-German Iraqi University Partnership program/DAAD, based on presenting online lectures and training on Software. Students who live in Erbil can attend practical lessons in the laboratory of Salahaddin University Erbil or visit factories according to the health safety and requirements of protection against Coronavirus COVID-19. Meanwhile, the students who live in sub-districts and out of Erbil border can watch these lectures on video.

This summer school training will be held on 6-17th of September 2020 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of Salahaddin University Erbil, on Kirkuk road in Erbil.