Following their successful completion of a study course in Biomedical, Nutrition, and Dietetics, Medical Microbiology, and Civil Engineering, and after participating in various activities and final exams at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in Poland, the students made their return to the Kurdistan Region.
On Monday, February 12, 2024, the students were warmly welcomed by Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, President of Cihan University-Erbil. In his greeting, Prof. Al-Delawi commended them for their successful academic and scientific endeavors abroad, highlighting that a promising future lies ahead. He extended his gratitude to the department heads, the students’ families, and the students themselves for exemplifying an outstanding representation of their homeland, university, and academic community at SGGW University. He emphasized that their exemplary conduct had broadened the collaborative ties between Cihan University-Erbil and SGGW University, marking a significant milestone for the individuals involved, as well as for both the university and the Kurdistan Region.
In concluding his remarks, Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi expressed his aspiration that this international academic experience would serve as a potent catalyst for the students to pursue their master’s studies, given their now-familiarized understanding of the academic and cultural environment in Poland. This, he noted, is testament to their capacity to excel in science, ethics, and humanitarian values. He encouraged them to disseminate their newfound knowledge among their peers and to leverage their accomplishments to further the advancement of science and contribute to the progress of their nation across various sectors.
The students arrived in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, on Thursday, October 12, 2023. The group from Cihan University-Erbil included Mariam Mahmoud Younis, a fourth-year Civil Engineering student; Ahmad Jabar Hassan, a second-year Nutrition and Dietetics student; Elaf Salar Ismail and Mohammed Khaled Ibrahim, second-year Medical Microbiology students; and Hawre Amanj Majid, a third-year Biomedical student. These students were chosen based on a set of academic criteria established by both the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland and Cihan University-Erbil.
Their completion of the course in Poland, as part of the collaborative initiatives between Cihan University-Erbil and the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), involved engaging in numerous scientific activities. They received both theoretical instruction and practical laboratory training from SGGW University professors, which provided them with a novel educational experience. Moreover, the abilities and competencies of the Cihan University-Erbil students garnered commendation from the faculty at SGGW University.