Under the supervision of the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Asst.Prof.Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, in collaboration with the Erbil Civil Defense Directorate and the University Health and Safety Department, completed a civil defense training course on Thursday, 16th of June 2022, at the EPU Celebration Hall. The colleges and institutes’ administrative staff and several university presidency employees participated in the course.
On Thursday, our university Rector Assistants for Administration and Students Affairs attended the celebration of the course completion. They offered the certificate of participation to the Erbil Civil Defense Directorate officers-staff and other participants.
It is worth mentioning that the course continued for five days, from 12 to 16th of June 2022, in which the training course supervisors theoretically and practically taught the art of behavior during the accidents and fire disasters, burning, traffic accidents, building evacuation, First Aid, and Civil Defense to the attendees.
Erbil Polytechnic University participates in the Arab Universities Council Forum to exchange Arab students training forum in Misr University for Science and Technology in Egypt. Our university representative is the Head of the Cultural Relations Unit in the International Relations Department Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omer Yassin was present in this forum which continued from 13 to 17th of March 2022.
Thirty-six universities from eleven countries attended the twenty-seventh forum of the Arab Universities Council. Erbil Polytechnic University and Soran University from the Kurdistan Region participated as the Arab Universities Council members. Exchange of Arab Students Training Forum aimed to make students exchange their ideas and cultures with each other and to realize education style and experience during the training.
The Arab universities yearly exchange students’ training. Last two years, Corona Virus’s pandemic stopped this program, but it will start again from 01/07/2022 to 31/07/2022. Twenty-five EPU students will travel to Egypt, Sudan, and Jordan for one month to attend a summer training course supervised by our university.
On Sunday 6th of 2022, our university and SPARK International Organization celebrated the fulfillment of another training course for students for building capacity, “Innovation Hub Lab,” in the Canyon Hotel Erbil. Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, SPARK Official members, EPU Council members, and EPU Director were available at this event.
It is worth mentioning; Holland Exterior Ministry supported this project for four days. It aimed to build a strong bridge between universities and private sector companies through finding a solution for obstacles the companies face by the talented innovator students. Three universities, our university, Northern Technical University, Musul University, and three companies participated in this project. Finally, the attendees received a Certificate of Participation.
On Tuesday 1st of March 2022, Erbil Polytechnic University introduced EPU Youth Mappers Chapter Program at the EPU Presidency Celebration Hall. Our university Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Consultants Dr. Sabah and Dr. Amir, the EPU Council Members, Experts, and Lecturers attended this event.
The university Rector explained this program and its establishment background for the participants at the beginning of the ceremony and welcomed them for participating in the program introduction. He said, “Youth Mappers consists of many Students, Researchers, and lecturers who use available technology and general data to determine and introduce the obstacles that face any country development. In the whole world, university students actively join a program available for all people, called the OSM platform. The students digitize a map of where they live to benefit their community.
The primary purpose of opening this chapter in the Erbil Polytechnic University is to develop and build our youth capacity to lead and develop our country through a mapping.
Later, Engineer Mohammed Faisal delivered a seminar. He talked about how those students of Erbil Polytechnic University work on this program. He clarified the program’s goal and benefits in general for Kurdistan and experts, governmental and non-governmental institutions, private sectors, and citizens. He also spoke about recent Erbil City disasters that caused several damages because of floods and constant raining. He also talked about avoiding such catastrophes, pre regulations and procedures to prevent them, and the factors of these natural events.
Then, the university Rector rewarded the active students of this program. Later, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research consultants offered the Honorary Certificate to the lecturers and students.
EPU Youth Mappers Students Chapter consists of several EPU students who work throughout the world to support humanity through digitizing a map of their places where they face disasters because of nature or man-made tragedies to help and support citizens by humanitarian sanitation and facilitation. This step will be a support for governmental and non-governmental establishments and humanitarian organizations.
The Director of Youth mappers and a Co-Founder of the network Dr. Patricia Solis congratulated the Erbil Polytechnic University for creating the Youth-Mappers chapter and welcomed them to join more than 300 youth net groups and campuses in 65 countries around the world, which can make a big difference by mapping their world. She also said that we would support the EPU Youth Mappers to benefit from the other students’ inspiration around the network. To know more information about this network, you can visit thislink.