Today 6th of June, 2020, the Rector of the EPU Asst. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani in the EPU Conference Hall rewarded students who completed the fourth cohort of the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (Virtual Reality Training Course), which started from 16/02/2021 till 27/04/2021.
Today’s event was a part of the university’s international strategy to enhance student’s cultural exchange in Iraq and worldwide. Four teams of the EPU participated; two of them were participants of the Erbil Technical Administration College supervised and facilitated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omar Yassen and the Community College from the U.S.A., which is also collaborated by another community college in the U.S.A. Dr. Talib Sherwani from Soran Technical Institute, facilitated another team. In addition, IREX supervised another Global Solutions Conversation program to encourage students to communicate global issues and exchange ideas virtually between our students and the U.S.A. Community Colleges students, two teams participated in this group conversation who were Koya Technical Institute students supervised by Dr. Rawshan Othman Ali and Mr. Omer Hassan Bashir.
Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge has provided EPU students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to adapt to today’s workforce while allowing them to engage in cultural exchange with partners from around the world and their communities. Erbil Polytechnic University is one of the three universities in Iraq that are part of this international program.
It is worth to be mentioned that Global Solutions is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which the U.S. Department of State sponsors, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, which is administered by the Aspen Institute and implemented by IREX and in collaboration with several universities in Iraq, Jordan and community colleges in the U.S.A.