Erbil Polytechnic University and European Academic in Italy Signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On the 5th of February, 2020, Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Sherwani, the Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University and Dr. Steven Shnaidbor, the Representative of European Academic for Research in Italy, Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Scientific Study Center.

The MOU is a significant scientific step for EPU towards internationalization and to be introduced to the outside world, moreover to make researchers and students of EPU get huge benefits from such events. It targets several various vital points, like providing an opportunity for researchers of both parties to do mutual researches, Post-doctorate for academic staff, and training the students of higher education in different fields to raise their scientific level.

Another vital purpose of signing this MOU is to offer a mutual proposal to European Union to financially support various sectors of higher education in the Kurdistan Region. For this reason, it is supposed that a delegation of our university will visit the mentioned academia in the nearest future to tackle the content of the MOU.

Erbil Polytechnic University Activates Bologna Process System On Its Website

Today 29th of January, 2020, in a celebration, Erbil Polytechnic University started formally to activate the ECTS System of Bologna Process on its website. The university’s Rector, his assistants, Supervisors, and the committees implementing this system have attended this event.

At the beginning of the ceremony, his Excellency, the Assist Professor Dr.Kawa Sherwani, delivered his statement in front of the attendees. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation towards the committee that established and implemented the ECTS system for their outstanding efforts. Then, he said, “I introduce this system as a domestic one because our university IT staff, designers, and graphics have worked hard as a team to organize the mentioned system; due to this, they deserve to get rewarded.”

The Rector of EPU continued his speech and said, “The Bologna system is essential, especially for raising our university’s academic and scientific level. Also, to develop the electronic system in publishing the academic research, the instructors’ reports, students’ lectures, and their credits will affect the university’ ranking nationally and internationally.”

In this celebration, Mr. Nihad, the manager of IT and Communication at the EPU and the head of the committee of implementing the ECTS database system, presented a speech. He said, “The database system of ECTE has plenty of benefits because by applying Bologna process much facilitation will be done for the departments of the university and the departments of the colleges and institutes to be able to do their works easily on this new system.”

Also, Mr. Nihad clarified that the ECTS system cares about transparency amongst teachers and students. For example, this system makes the instructors use workloads for the students at the beginning of the studying semester and distribute them accordingly. Such away, from the beginning of the academic year, the students will realize the plan and resources of their studying, and can see their degrees.”

At the end of this event, the Rector of the EPU rewarded 32 members of the ECTS system implementation Committee, and he also awarded the talented students. They have excellent information technology skills as they voluntarily served the colleges and institutes in the past years.

The Presidency of Erbil Polytechnic University received the Head of International Universities Council of Turkey

Today, on the 7th of January 8, 2020, Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkarim Sherwani, the president of Erbil Polytechnic University warmly welcomed Orhan Hikmat Aziz Oghlo, the Head of the International Universities Council in Turkey and his delegation.

In this meeting, the assistant of the president for Scientific Affairs, the dean of Erbil Technical Engineering College, the dean of Erbil Technical Medical Institute, the head of Scientific Council EPU, and the head of Grant and Fund Raising in International Office of EPU attended the session. They tackled the upcoming year’s academic affairs of the council, and they decided to hold a meeting in this for this purpose.

It is worth to be mentioned that his Excellency Asst. Prof Dr. Kawa Sherwani is the Head of the Academic Committee of International Universities Council. At the end of this session, both EPU President and the Head of ICU exchanged the souvenirs of both sides.

Erbil Polytechnic University Successfully Fulfilled The Training Course Of Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge

After ten weeks of participation in the “2019 Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge” program, on Wednesday the 18th of December, 2019  Erbil Polytechnic University received the certificate of honor as it reached the top 4 in a competition among 13 university teams of America, Iraq, and Jordan. The challenge included ten weeks of standards-aligned curriculum, a virtual challenge with binational teammates, investigation of the impact of global issues on local communities, creation of a prototype, and the final submission of a video and business plan describing the final presentation.

Three universities of Iraq attended the competitions, which are Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaymaniya Polytechnic University, and Anbar University. EPU teams consisted of three groups; among them, two teams reached the final. The team of Erbil Polytechnic University has been chosen among 13 university teams of America, Iraq, and Jordan as the best one. EPU, alongside with Florida Keys Community Challenge of the U.S.A, created one team under the name of (Team 5).  These teams have spent at least ten weeks collaborating through virtual challenge on ideas that will address pressing global challenges. These teams have already tested their business concept.

Global Solutions is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, which is administered by the Aspen Institute and implemented by IREX. It is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the government of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.