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Erbil Polytechnic University Arranged A Workshop For All The Heads Of The Technical Colleges And Institutes Erbil Polytechnic organized a workshop for all heads of departments of technical colleges and institutes Departments

On Wednesday, the 15th of February, 2023, in the presence of the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Vice Rectors, a number of the University Council members, and the Directors of the University Presidency, the Quality Assurance Directorate conducted a workshop for the heads of scientific departments of all colleges and institutes under the title (Development of Academic and Administrative Skills) which included these subjects: (Body Language, Leadership, Assessment of Academic Writing, Implementation of the guidelines of the Ministry of Higher Education in the Bologna system, and guidelines for the promotion of academic titles) that continued for two days.

At the beginning of the workshop, the University Rector delivered a speech in which he welcomed the heads of departments. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki described the activity as an important step to enhance the capacity of the heads of departments in terms of administration, science and technology, to make the education process reach a higher level.

In another part of his speech, the Rector said: The position of the department head is a sacred and important duty, and it is the connection point between students and teachers. The progress of the educational process depends on the skills and talents of the teacher Managing this duty. This is why, I hope you consider this workshop as an opportunity to get more benefits to accomplish your mission better.

Then, the first chapter entitled (Body Language) was presented by Dr. Fazil Jaff who scientifically explained body language, contact and physical and communication such as eye movements and gestures, facial lines in general, and hand movements during speech and conversation.

After a short break, the second chapter entitled (A Kind of Leadership) have been presented by Dr. Mahdi Khalid Qadir. He in detail spoke about the art of leadership and the characteristics of a successful leader.

Finally, the door of discussion was opened and the participants asked questions that were responded by Dr. Fazel and Dr. Mahdi.

On the second day of the workshop, three topics were presented in a scientific and detailed manner, each of these topics (Evaluation of Academic Writing) by (Prof. Dr. Himdad Abdulqahar Mohammed) and the second topic entitled (Implementation of the Ministry of Higher Education instructions in Bologna System (ECTS) by (Asst. Prof. Dr. Botan Majid Asngar).

After the break, another topic entitled (Guidelines for Promoting Scientific Degrees) was delivered by (Asst. Prof. Dr. Afan Osman Hussein). Later the workshop presenters opened the gate of the discussion and questions in front of the attendees and answered them properly.

At the end of the workshop, the presenters were awarded by certificates of appreciation and were thanked for their efforts.

Photos of the first day:

A delegation Of Erbil Polytechnic University Participated In A Seminar Of Teachers Union

The Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki  accompanied by the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education, the Directors of Research Center, the Language Center, and the Pedagogy Center of our university participated in a seminar entitled (Global Campaign for an Equal and Fair Education).

The seminar which was held on Monday, the 6th February, 2023 at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Teachers Union, was part of the Global Campaign for Learning launched by the International Organization for Education.

In the seminar the attendees discussed the aspects that need to be addressed in the campaign, especially those related to how to prepare teachers and how to strengthen the relationship between the two Ministries of Education and the Higher Education and Scientific Research. They also discussed the problems facing education in the Kurdistan Region.

Discussing how the private sector can cooperate in the education process, as well as teachers’ livelihoods in schools and teaching materials were the other topics of the seminar.

In general, the seminar shed light on all the factors related to the education and teaching process.

Erbil Polytechnic University is implementing a joint project with Quarter International

On Sunday, the 5th of February, 2023, the Rector of the University Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received the senior consultants of the Quarter Project in the Veterinary Sector. In the meeting, the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and the Director of the Career Development Center of the University Presidency were available.

The guest delegation consisted of Mark Vanstinkstik of Belgium and Brian Stains of Scotland, Senior Advisors of the Veterinary Development Sector Project in the European Union.

At the beginning, his Excellency our University Rector welcomed the guest delegation and talked about the importance and collaboration of  the Erbil Polytechnic University with the European Union universities and transferring their experience in the agriculture field and the veterinary sector, which will be an important support and encouragement for the Kurdistan Region.

Later, Mr. Mark Vanstinkstik and Mr. Brian Staines spoke about the project which has been implemented by Quater International and GIZ Germany and is funded by the European Union.

The project will last for three years which includes two main areas: Development and improvement of veterinary curricula in Shaqlawa Technical College. Sending academic staff of the department to the European Union universities, especially Belgium and the Netherlands to get acquainted with the latest technical methods of the veterinary department and how to conduct modern scientific research and solve agricultural problems to reduce and increase production.

The second aspect of the project is to pay attention to the administrative staff of the Directorate of Labor Development in the Presidency of the University, conducting several workshops in the field of capacity development and building links between the university and the labor market.

Minister Of Higher Education Receives Erbil Polytechnic University Partners In The Camplus Project

On Wednesday, the 1st of February, 2023, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq received the Erbil Polytechnic University partners in the Camplus project which consisted of seven international institutions from France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Greece.

In a meeting where the Consultants and General Directors of the ministry, the Vice Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education, the Director of International Relations Office, and the officials and trainers of the project were present the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research welcomed the delegation of the European partners in the Camplus Project and expressed his pleasure for the joint work between the Erbil Polytechnic University and thanked them for choosing this university for implementing the Camplus project. He assured his ministry’s support for any joint work to further serve the youth, students and refugees in the camps.

It is worth mentioning that last year, six teachers of the Erbil Polytechnic University participated in a special course in Italy to become qualified trainers.

This project is funded by the European Union and aims to help refugees and the Erbil Polytechnic University alumni to develop their projects and create job opportunities for them.