A Deligation of Erbil Polytechnic University with 18 other representatives of universities, ministries, and UNESCO have visited The University of Pisa, who work to renew the system of higher education in their countries. The delegation of EPU represented by Dr. Hemen Kaka Khan Awla, the Director of Scientific Research Center and Dr. Saman Abdulqader Hussein, the director of the Language Center.
The Purpose of the visit is to be able to study closely how the courses of study according to the principles of student-centered learning are aligned in Europe, aligned with the universities of the 48 countries that implement the ‘Bologna Process’. Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, thanks to the UNESCO project, have already created a framework of qualifications and an accreditation system.
For a week, EPU will visit departments and laboratories of the University of Pisa as part of a project led by UNESCO, funded by the European Commission, created to renew the TVET curricula (Vocational Higher Education) aligned them with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and then of the “Bologna Process”. The delegations of Iraq consist of the three polytechnic universities of the Kurdistan Region (EPU, SPU, and DPU) and the four major technical universities of Iraq, including that of Mosul.