Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, heads a delegation to visit Cihan University Erbil to learn closely about the level of education at the university and reiterated the ministry’s support for the university’s scientific steps.
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, visited Cihan University Erbil. He was warmly welcomed by Professor Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, President of Cihan University Erbil, Dr. Nozad Yahya Bajger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and assistant president.
Professor Dr. Abdel Fattah Abdul Razzaq, deputy of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, many consultants, general managers, and general directors, discussed the conditions of universities and private education.
In this context, the president of Cihan University Erbil warmly welcomed the minister and his commission, and later spoke briefly about Cihan University Erbil, the scientific possibilities, and the university’s achievements.
He said: Cihan University Erbil is the first private university in Iraq and the Kurdistan region established in 2007.
This university and through openness in the growth and development quantitatively and qualitatively and currently has (7) colleges and (23) scientific departments. At the same time, all requirements and requirements are equipped to open the department of pharmacy and dentistry.
There are also about 6,000 students at Ceyhan-Erbil University, and on the part of the scientific staff, our university has a selection of distinguished teachers who have experience and the most graduates from abroad. 90% of employees are graduates of scientific departments, especially the first students.
He explained that CIhan University- Erbil in addition to the availability of scientific and medical laboratories equipped with the latest equipment and at the same time provided the appropriate educational environment for students.
At the same time, we have not forgotten the social environment.Because of this, the university has many artistic, cultural, and sports institutions. He explained that Cihan University Erbil has thousands of graduates who currently have significant positions in government institutions and parliament in Iraq and Kurdistan.
In another aspect of his talk, the president of Cihan University Erbil talked about the scientific achievements recorded by the university in the past period and therefore said: Our university has a significant network of scientific relations with other universities inside and outside Iraq and the Kurdistan region. Our university is one of the advanced universities that annually evaluate international scientific conferences in various fields. With the implementation and application of the instructions of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan region and with the continuous attempts to apply international educational standards and the result of these attempts to obtain reliability from the two most famous accreditation institutions in Europe (#ASIC) (and #ZEVA) for 13 scientific departments at the university.
Also, at the international level, the President of Cihan University announced: Within the framework of joint work, scientific exchange, training of scientific staff, and students of Cihan University with international institutions, in the previous period within the program (ERASMUS PLUS) in the European Union we were able to send four students to Poland to complete a semester at the University of Warsaw Life Sciences and, currently these students are continuing their course and, in the coming days some university professors visit the University of Warsaw to participate in scientific training.
Professor Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Dalawi dedicated after the university obtained the scientific gain and said: In the academic year 2021-2022, our university for the second time was able to be evaluated in the site WoS to get first place at the level of private universities in Kurdistan region and fourth place at the level of public and private universities in Kurdistan province and, this in addition to several other scientific achievements, especially in the period of Virus Corona and the benefit of other universities to the experience of our university in electronic education.
On the other hand, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, thanked the warm hospitality and said: We already have information and knowledge about Cihan University Erbil, but today more broadly we have seen about its level and, we are proud of these scientific achievements it has obtained. We have no doubt about the scientific possibilities of Cihan University Erbil. Because annually, the national evaluation of universities in the Kurdistan region is always at the forefront of private universities.
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research talked about the ministry’s vision regarding private education and said: private education is important and an integral part of the education system in our country. Because it is an essential and important part of the process of building our children’s future and building human capacity.
Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir said: Your efforts to gain international trust in addition to the confidence of two institutions in the international community are to be commended and appreciated. In this context, the Ministry of Higher education and Scientific Research reaffirmed its support.
Your university is in the service of students and at the same time through several programs, you have been able to serve all segments of society, especially in difficult times. It emphasizes the duty of universities to build and develop community capacities outside the educational process.
In another part of their visit, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and his delegation visited the classrooms and talked to students about several matters.
Later they visited some of the medical and scientific laboratories, including Pharmacy laboratories and Dentistry. The presidency of Cihan University equips and prepares these laboratories with the best medical devices and at the same time, the visitors visited the library of the university and spoke with a group of students.
In another part of the visit, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir was briefed on the university’s archives. In the archive, most of the documents presented are written in foreign languages and, the university translated and presented them, which is why the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research thanked Cihan University Erbil for desiring to continue this national historical project.
At the end of the visit, the delegation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research visited the Cultural and Heritage Center at Cihan University Erbil to get familiar with the work of teachers and students.