For the purpose of promoting scientific cooperation with Cihan University-Erbil, a delegation from the British University of Leicester visited Cihan University-Erbil.
Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, President of Cihan University-Erbil , welcomed a delegation from the University of Leicester, UK, headed by Dr. Miyamain Ibrahim Taie on Tuesday, May25, 2021. They arranged a meeting to discuss on how to ensure mutual cooperation between the two universities.
At the beginning of the meeting, Professor Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Dalawi gave a brief introduction about Cihan University-Erbil. He indicated that Cihan University-Erbil is the first private university among other private universities in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. In another part of his speech, he mentioned the development of Cihan University-Erbil since its establishment in 2007 and up to now in terms of quantitative and qualitative development, as currently, there are 7 colleges which include 22 scientific departments, and about 5 thousand students.
Professor Dr. Amjad also talked about the scientific relations and agreements of Cihan University-Erbil with other international and local universities. He emphasized that Cihan University-Erbil is not only working to grant a university degree to the students, but also providing services for the community. In this regard, the university has organized several scientific courses for various ministries in the Kurdistan Region, in addition to assisting and supporting various organizations and unions. He pointed out that Cihan University-Erbil is currently participating with the Parliament of Kurdistan in preparing a draft on the constitution of Kurdistan Region.
At the end of his speech, Professor Dr. Amjad provided the delegation with several examples representing substantial progress of Cihan University-Erbil in different fields, especially in e-Learning System. He reminded that Cihan University-Erbil has been the first university in Iraq and the region which adopted and activated the e-learning system at the beginning of the Corona pandemic as the academic staff and the students were well-equipped and trained enough to follow the e-learning system.
The delegation expressed their admiration for the development of Cihan University in terms of quality and quantity. Concerning that, Dr. Miyamain Ibrahim Taie also spoke about their university and indicated the objectives of their visit to Cihan University-Erbil. And she expressed her interest to make scientific and academic relations with Cihan University-Erbil, in order to develop the skills of the lectuters, especially in the field of education, research and pedagogy. She hoped that this visit would open up more opportunities to build long term relations between the two universities to serve the university and society for both parties.