An International Workshop on Educational Collaborations Between Countries and the Kurdistan Region

7 months ago

On the 3rd of March 2019, the University of Kurdistan Hewler organized a workshop with the following speakers: Mr Dominique Mas, the French Consul General in Erbil; Mr Katsumi Moriyasu, the Japanese Consul General in Erbil, and Dr Jeffrey Armstrong, International Adviser in the United Kingdom’s Consulate General in Erbil. The workshop had approximately 200 attendees and consisted of diplomatic representatives, international organizations, staff, students and the public. The workshop was moderated by the Director of International Relations Mamilan Raouf.

In his welcome speech, Vice Chancellor Dr. Mochtar highlighted that in 1991 there was only one university whereas today there are fifteen public universities, twelve private universities and a number of branch European institutions established in the Kurdistan Region. 

The speakers highlighted several opportunities and challenges that they face in terms of educational collaboration with the Kurdistan Region. The French Consul General said they have reached some understanding with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Higher Education - to develop some cost-sharing scholarship opportunities in France for students from the Region. On his part, the Japanese Consul mentioned his country’s support for exchange programs and scholarships they have provided for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Kurdistan Region. “We have also opened the door for Kurdish lecturers, professors and research if they want to gain research fellowship in Japan,” he said. 

The Kurdistan Region's education sector continues to improve and the University helps the Region by aiming towards meeting international standards in higher education and providing opportunities abroad to local students. 

Workshop Title: An International Workshop on Educational Collaborations Between Countries and the Kurdistan Region

Date: 03 March 2019

Place: UKH Auditorium

Number of participants: 200

Keynote speakers:

1.      Mr. Dominique Mas, the French Consul General in Erbil.

2.      Mr. Katsumi Moriyasu, the Japanese Consul General in Erbil.

3.      Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, International Adviser in the United Kingdom’s Consulate General in Erbil

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