Under the auspices of Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Cihan University-Erbil organized its second international scientific conference on architecture and civil engineering in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, Poland.
Considering for physical distancing and minimizing the risk of Coronavirus transmission, Cihan University-Erbil opened a live conference and video teleconference at the Conference Hall on Monday, April 4th, 2021. A large number of lecturers, researchers and academics attended the conference.
The conference began by a one-minute silence in recognition of the soul of Kurdistan Martyrs. Later, President of Cihan University-Erbil, Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Dalawi, delivered a speech. In his speech, he welcomed the conference participants and talked about the conference programs and objectives. He mentioned the number of researches that were submitted by some researchers from modern universities around the world.
In another part of the conference, the president of Warsaw University of Life sciences, Prof. Dr. Michal Zasade, gave an online speech and talked about the importance of the joint conference to develop Engineering practices and to share their experiences.
During the two-day conference, 36 seminars were presented; 8 researches were from abroad universities; from Britain, Australia, Turkey, Oman, Cyprus, and Malaysia. At the same time, 28 researches were presented by researchers from national universities. Furthermore, a keynote speaker from United Arab Emirates, two keynote speakers from Italy and Poland and two speakers from Iraq set out the central theme of the conference.
Cihan University-Erbil as one of the prestigious private universities in Kurdistan Region played a leading role in reviving and improvement of Regional Planning, filling the community needs, strengthening the bases of development and flourishing in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
By acknowledging and awarding certificates to the participants, the second international scientific conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering by Cihan University-Erbil in cooperation with Warsaw University of Life science was ended. It was decided to put forward the suggested recommendations to the concerned organizations to be followed and implemented.
His Excellency Dr. Aram Mohammad Qadir Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to welcome all participants today to the 2nd International Joint Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering organized by Cihan University-Erbil and University of Warsaw of Life Sciences-Poland on April 5-6, 2021.
With the blessing of Allah, we meet today in a new scientific event within the premises of Cihan University-Erbil. We welcome all the respected guests, researchers and experts in the field of architecture and civil engineering.
On behalf of myself as the president of Cihan University-Erbil and the chairman of this conference, and on behalf of my colleagues in the joint organizing committee from both Cihan and Warsaw universities, I take this opportunity to remind ourselves of the great advantages of holding such a joint conference with Warsaw University. Warsaw University of Life Sciences is prestigious and well-ranked university.
It is no secret that the significance of this conference comes from the importance of its main topic, and the growing needs for the latest developments in the fields of civil and architectural engineering, especially with the growing need in the volume of Kurdistan Region and Iraq for an architectural revival to accommodate the latest global trends in engineering. The other importance of this scientific event is in the partnership between the two universities, each with its own features, advantages, and teaching staff, which provides an opportunity to obtain moderate and contemporary scientific researches that may meet the growing needs in this field.
The Scientific Committee of the conference received 43 scientific research papers, which were subject to evaluation and double blind peer review. This Includes 10 experts from outside Iraq. 7 papers were rejected, and 36 papers were accepted, 8 papers were from outside Iraq affiliated to universities from the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Oman, Cyprus and Malaysia, while 28 papers were accepted from within the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. Also, the conference will present 5 international keynote speakers from Italy, Poland and United Arab Emirates, in addition to 2 local experts in the field of architecture and civil engineering.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Having a profound footprint on the scope of university education not only in Iraq but the neighboring countries as well, Cihan University- Erbil has undertaken its societal responsibility further by providing scientific visions presented by its international conferences in order to meet the social and governmental needs of the Region. Our university aims to build a foundation of knowledge and expertise through researches with high scientific quality, behind a cadre of elite and hardworking researchers. This is precisely the mission of Cihan University-Erbil since its inception and continues to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens, and to promote a culture of a broad inquiry throughout and beyond Cihan University-Erbil community.
Finally, I wish you all dear respected participants the success and prosperity in your current and future endeavors. I hereby announce the launch of this conference, reiterating my appreciation and gratitude for all the good efforts that have contributed to this conference’s success, supplicating Almighty Allah to help us all for the good and welfare of our countries in specific and the world as a whole.
Professor Dr. Amjad Saber AL-Delawi
President of Cihan University-Erbil