Erbil Polytechnic University and European Union Announce for Special Project about Developing Agriculture Study

On Wednesday, the 16th of August 2022, the University Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs, Dr.Nageb Toma Bato, received Mark Vanstingist, the Senior Expert at Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the Quarter Company.

In a meeting where the Rector Assistant for Students Affairs and the Curriculum Program Development Director was available, they talked about the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project that provides new techniques for training lecturers, the study program, and skillful tests of TVET for agriculture center and the value of the necessary service series for an agricultural product in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

The project aims to take care of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region Youth through which they receive job opportunities and enhance their experience in the labour market in the agriculture sector.  

The International Quarter Company, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Stars Orbit jointly implement the project which is directly funded by the European Union. For performing their plan they chose our university in the Kurdistan Region.

During his visit, the Canadian Quarter Company Representative will visit Shaqlawa Technical College and Khabat Technical Institute to prepare a report for the European Union regarding the project implementation for agricultural departments and the quality of developing and designing of the studying program according to the labour market needs.

It is worth mentioning that the project will be implemented for the 2022-2023 study year in both Shaqlawa Technical Colleges And Khabat Technical Institute.

Erbil Polytechnic University And the University of Gdańsk Of Poland Have Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding

On Thursday the 11th of August 2022, Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, in his office, received the Representative of the University of Gdańsk Of Poland, Mr. Andam Mohsin Mustafa.

In a meeting where the University Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs and the International Relations Office Director were present, the Erbil Polytechnic University and University of Gdańsk Of Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement. This agreement aimed to build scientific and academic relationships between both universities, including student and lecturer exchange, financial funding through European Union, and collaboratively opening of post-graduate study between the two universities.

Both Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Ministry of Labour Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Aiming to connect the University Study Program and the Kurdistan Region Institutes to the Labour Market and familiarize students in Higher Education with labour law and social security retirement, the Scientific Research and the Labour Ministries Signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement.

Today Tuesday, the 8th of 2022, under the supervision of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Dr. Aram Muhamad Qadir and the Minister of Labour, Ms. Kwestan Muhamad, the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was done. In this session, the deputy of both ministries, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki and the consultants and General Directors of the mentioned ministries were present. In a ceremony, both ministries signed an MOU agreement to develop talented people and the employment process.

In the beginning, the Labour Minister talked about the importance of signing the MOU and said: “the main aim of this MOU is to build scientific collaboration and get benefit from the human and financial capacity of both ministries and knowledge exchange concerning labour market needs and matching them with the study programme and training of universities.” She also said “there will be a collaboration between the employment departments of the Labour Directorates of the Labour Ministry with Career Development Centers of the Kurdistan universities to register university alumni to get trained and find job opportunities in the private sectors.

From his side, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister mentioned the effective points of the MOU. He said: that widening the vocational and technical program scope and further jointing the Technical Programme process with the labour market needs, and reviewing vocational and technical studying program strategy in the Kurdistan Region is one of our ministry priorities in the current Kurdistan Region Government Cabinet. This is why; signing such MOU agreements will motivate us to take a great of vocational and technical study.

Dr. Aram Muhamad Qadir also said that the MOU’s essential points are doing joint works to determine necessary skills and skills space and toning them with labour market needs and the Kurdistan Development Direction. Furthermore, we should also plan to search for university alumni to collect information about the opportunity rate of finding jobs, and evaluating their job relationship with their specialties and talents. 

It is worth mentioning that another part of the signed MOU between the two ministries is to motivate the Kurdistan universities researchers to do scientific research regarding the influence of implementation (labour law, retirement, and social security law for the workers) on the labour market and the Kurdistan Region economy development, and arranging job opportunity training for the polytechnic universities to benefit from the vocational training sports of the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, encouraging the Kurdistan Region universities alumni to participate in the vocational training and strengthening capacity training courses to prepare youth to have their projects when they step towards labour market.

Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Received Several Students Travelling to Malaysia For Summer Training Program

On Tuesday the 9th of August 2022, Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Asst. Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received a number of our university students who were supposed to visit Malaysia to perform their summer training program. This visit is a part of a student exchange program between the EPU and the world universities.

In a meeting where the University Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs, the International Relations Office Department Director, and the Head of the Cultural Relations Unit of the International Relations Office Department were present, his Excellency the University Rector gave a summary of Malaysia and its progress in almost all fields especially in scientific, academic, and culture of living together in this country.

The University Rector also hoped that the students’ upcoming visit make them achieve new knowledge. He assured the University Presidency’support and urged the International Relations Office to be in touch with them whenever they need support and cooperation.

Moreover, his Excellency the University Rector advised the students to attempt to mention Kurdistan’s development in their seminars and activities in Malaysia in the academic, scientific, innovational, and multicultural nation fields.

The students expressed their sincere gratitude for the opportunity the University Rector gave to them to get familiar with the cultural difference of other countries through their visit. They hoped such trips would continue in the future.