Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Receives The World Universities Union President

On Monday, the 15th of December 2023, Our University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki received Dr. Orhan Hikmet Oghlu the President of World Universities Union in Turkey.

In a meeting where the Rector of Salahaddin University-Erbil, Prof. Dr. Kamran Younis Muhamed Amin, Vice Rector of the Salahaddin University-Erbil for Scientific Affairs Dr. Mustafa, Vice Rector of the Erbil Polytechnic University for Scientific Affairs Asst. Prof. Dr. Nageb Toma Bato, and several directors of the university presidency were present, Dr. Orhan Hikmet Oghlu congratulated Asst. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki for being appointed as the Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University.

In this meeting, they also discussed the works and activities of the World Universities Union in Turkey and emphasized on strengthening their relationships with the Erbil Polytechnic University as a member of the world universities Union to benefit from each other’s experience such as human and scientific resources.

Erbil Polytechnic University and WFP have launched the Impact Project

On Wednesday, the 4th December 2023, in the presence of the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs of the Erbil Polytechnic University, Dr. Nageb Toma Batu the registration process for Project Impact participants has begun.

The IMPACT project is implemented under the auspices of the World Food Program (WFP) by Erbil Polytechnic University – the Career Development Center (CDC), and is funded by the German Government and the German Embassy in Iraq.

The project aimed at helping Syrian refugees and internally displaced people and youth in Erbil governorate boarder and its surroundings to build a bright future, and ensure a scientific environment that meets the demands of university graduates, by opening skills development courses for participants in the fields of (English Language and Computer Science) for 10 months.

This project will be an incentive to prepare Alumni for current and future employment opportunities, and to provide scientific, cultural and material needs.

It is worth mentioning that the project is conducted online by experienced and qualified lecturers of our university for 150 graduates of colleges and institutes.

Erbil Polytechnic University Attends The Launch Of “Jousour” Youth Initiative For Degital Skills Project

A delegation from Erbil Polytechnic University consisting of Assist. Prof. Dr. Nageb Toma Rassam vice rector for scientific affairs and Assist. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omar Yassen head of cultural relations unit at International Relations Office was invited by United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Baghdad on Thursday, 22 December 2022 to participate at the launch of the “Jousour” (Bridges) initiative to provide youth with marketable digital and English language skills to boost their employability and enable them to build better livelihoods. Jousour is a bridge that can connect Iraqi youth with jobs through the pathway of digital skills. It is an extension of the WFP’s award-winning EMPACT (Empowerment in Action) programme that is already being successfully implemented, since 2016, in Iraq and other countries such as Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Colombia, Kenya and

Zimbabwe.The programme was designed by WFP Innovation Accelerator based in Munich focusing on the development of transversal, entrepreneurial and technology skills required to succeed in the digital market. WFP is increasingly leveraging the digital economy to build the resilience of urban, displaced, and vulnerable households. With an internet connection, a device, and sufficient IT skills, young refugees and food-insecure youth can change their lives. EMPACT equips students with in-demand tech skills and matches their newly found talent with IT vacancies in private sector companies and online job marketplaces.Erbil Polytechnic University are among a several universities in Iraq that deliver training courses to vulnerable and refugees and IDPs in Erbil. The program will start from January 2023 and it will last for 10 months. It is mission of EPU to help youth with marketable skills that build bridges (Jousour) towards a better life. It is also the mission to help young women and men to achieve their dreams and pursue their livelihoods. This initiative aims to create solutions that enhance opportunities and contribute towards tackling the challenge of youth unemployment. Through this initiative, youth in Erbil can prepare for emerging careers, contributing significantly to solving the unemployment challenges. It’s a win-win outcome: young people at risk of hunger find stable jobs and generate life-saving income, and employers can hire qualified staff to meet their tech needs. Both contribute to a more productive economy and sustainable development.Generous funding from WFP’s donors, such as Germany, enabled the launch of this initiative that will tackle unemployment in Iraq, one of the country’s serious economic issues facing about 27% of Iraqi youth.

Erbil Polytechnic University celebrates Kurdistan Flag Day

Erbil Polytechnic University celebrated Kurdistan Flag Day. At the beginning of the ceremony, where the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki was present, Dr. Hoshmand Rafiq Ibrahim delivered a seminar, entitled “Kurdistan Flag, Identity and Dignity”.

In the seminar, Dr. Hoshmand Rafiq Ibrahim talked about the importance and sacredness of the Kurdistan flag, the historical assessment of the Kurdistan flag at the beginning and different stages of its formation, and the changes it has undergone until the establishment of its current form.

Then in a ceremony in which his excellency the University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki, the Head of Aso Regional Committee Dr. Lawand Osman, the Head of Ainda Regional Committee Mr. Amin Lajani, the Rector Assistants, and several members of the university council were available, the Kurdistan Flag was raised by three students of our university In a dignified and honorable manner.

In a statement, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamed Tahir Harki welcomed the participants and congratulated the organizing committee of the ceremony for their great work, meanwhile, he talked about the sacredness of the flag for our nation and assured the necessity to protect the dignity of the Kurdistan flag.

Then, the students’ Kurdistan Union Representative of our university Mr. Hussein Osman Tuvi presented a speech.

Later, Ms. Haifa, the Head of the Erbil Branch of the Kurdistan Flag Protection Agency, presented an honorary award to the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edress Muhamed Tahir Harki for his valuable work on this day and direct supervision of these activities.