In Cooperation with Witty Technology And Automota4 Group, EPU Has Managed A Workshop About Education Management System

Today, in September 25, 2019 a significant workshop about Education Management System is held by Witty Technology Company in partnership with Automota4 Group Company in Erbil Polytechnic University.

This workshop is presented by Mr. Amaar H. Fallaha, the President/CEO of Witty Technology Company. While delivering the presentation, Mr. Fallaha mentioned that the company can provide a Software Development System and IT Services for the educational sectors, managed by a new well –developed technology in which they successfully applied in 9 of Middle East countries.

The mentioned Education Management System is divided into Administrative Management System, Human Resource Management, Financial, Students Information System, Faculty Management System, University Management System, Quality Management, Executive and More…

More than 30 people attended this interesting workshop including professors, faculties, the head of departments and units and staff in the presidency of EPU.

EPU Academic Staff are Hosted by U.S. General Consulate Erbil

U.S. Consulate General Erbil hosted a number of academic staff from various English language programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Steve Fagin, the U.S. Consul, emphasized the importance of the programs to provide new opportunities, skill development, and help teachers pass the knowledge on in the classroom.

Representing EPU, both Head of Grant and Fund Raising Unit, Dr. Selar Othman Ali, in the International Office, and a lecturer in Soran Technical Institute, Mr. Talib Hama Sharif have participated in two online courses for English language teachers which are Professional Knowledge for ELT course and American English Live Teacher Development Series 3. Furthermore, such online courses are sponsored by U.S. Embassy, Iraq.

A Delegation of Erbil Polytechnic University visiting Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

Within one of the constant efforts of Erbil Polytechnic University to strengthen relationship with international academic institutions and further enhance internationalization strategy, a delegation from EPU headed by professor assistant Dr. Jawdat Jaffar Khatab, vice president for administrative affairs, Dr. Bahat Hassib Ali, lecturer in technical media department and Dr. Abdullah Omar Yassen, the head of cultural relations unit in the directorate of international office visited Malaysia during 30th  August till 6th  September 2019. The purpose behind this visit was to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and to meet with the organizing committee of the collaborative of the second international conference on social transformation and regional development (ICoSTRD2020) between EPU and UTHM in order to discuss the outstanding issues related to the conference which will be held on 4th  and 5th  of February 2020.

The vice chancellor of the UTHM and vice president of the EPU emphasized on the importance of collaboration between the two universities in order to implement the strategy of internationalization, enhance the reputation of both universities, and explore the marketing of both universities to recruit international students and staff. As a representative of the international office of EPU, Dr. Abdulla Omer Yassen, had another meeting with UTHM director and the head of students’ mobility program from international office to discuss the possibility of exchanging students and staff. Both parties showed the willingness to start the process and have arranged to blueprint the programs and implement the agreed-upon points in the MOU.

The visit is the start of a number of projects that both universities have agreed to work on in the nearest future to further strengthen the academic relationships between the two universities.

An International Virtual Challenge between EPU and USA students

Erbil Polytechnic University (EPU) won a grant for the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge Program which starts today, 15/09/2019 and lasts for 10 weeks. This program focuses on cultural challenges, business sustainability and development, and making a difference in the community. Moreover, students will gain workforce skills of entrepreneurial thinking, cross-cultural communication, team collaboration, empathy, critical thinking, creative problem solving, adaptability and human-centered design thinking. They will also develop solutions for real global challenges and expand access to a professional network.

In this year ‘s challenge, only EPU, Sulaimani Polytechnic Universty and Anbar University from
Kurdistan region and Iraq, whose representing academic facilitators have attended an extensive two days training program on how to run and guide students who participate in the program. This event will be run by Dr.Selar Othman Ali, Dr.Abdullah Omer Yassin and Mr.Zanear Jabbar. At least 30 undergraduate students out of more than a hundred applicants from EPU have been shortlisted after two days interview and divided into 3 interactive teams.  These teams will compete to design the most innovative sustainable solution to a challenge within the community.  It is worth mentioning that the top three finalist teams win a grant to make their prototype a reality.

The Global solutions Sustainability Challenge Program is a virtual exchange in partnership with American students in the USA and Jordanian students in Jordan. The Program is supported by Stevens Initiative, sponsored by the US Department of State, administered by Aspen Institute and implemented by IREX.