10 months ago
The Vice Chancellor of
the University of Kurdistan Hewler Dr Mohammed Mochtar returned from Italy with
a list of accomplishments that will make huge contributions to the UKH, the public
and the relations between Kurdistan Region and Italy.
In his visit to Italy,
the Vice-Chancellor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the
University of Roma ‘Tor Vergata,’ signed by Professor Orazio Schillaci.
The MoU will establish
academic and research collaboration between both universities in the fields of
medicine, science and engineering, and business, economic and social sciences. The
first article of the MoU is specially focused on public and community health
programmes. It includes the opening of public clinics, student summer training
programmes, supply of lab materials, and the launch of Bologna Process that
will include validation, curriculum development and staffing. Another part of
the MoU encompasses the development and strengthening of the economic and
business degrees. The MoU establishes joint postgraduate programmes and
research exchange. It also includes the provision of eight PhD scholarships for
students from the Kurdistan Region to study at the University of Roma ‘Tor
As part of this
collaboration, there will be also a joint training program for Kurdistan Region’s
civil servants that will be funded by the World Bank.
Separately, Dr Mochtar
also held talks with University of Torino, represented by Professor Valter
Cantino. The launch of joint business undergraduate and postgraduate programmes,
supported and funded the University of Torino, was warmly discussed and will be
taken forward to the next steps.
The Vice-Chancellor also
met with the Director General of the Association of Italian Knights Sovereign
Military Order of Malta Professor Anna Paola Santaroni. This group of centers runs
a number of centers in Italy and Malta that specialize in orthopedics and physiotherapy.
Together with the Vice-Chancellor, they offered the idea of opening a centre in
Erbil under the umbrella of UKH that will provide service for the public,
security forces and internally displaced people.