On December 3rd, 2023, the University of Sulaimani, under the esteemed supervision of Dr. Ava Omar Fattah, Director of Teaching Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development, actively participated in the inaugural meeting of Kurdistan universities. This event, organized by the University of Salahaddin, revolved around the motivating theme of “Search for Knowledge and Invention.” Notably, the students from the University of Sulaimani showcased two outstanding graduation projects during the gathering.
The first project, carried out in the field of science within the Department of Physics, College of Science, garnered attention under the expert guidance of Dr. Shujahadeen Bakir Aziz. Entitled “Study of Optical Properties of Some Optical Parameters of PEO Polymer Electrolyte Inserted with Transition Metal Salt,” the project showcased the adept execution by graduate students, including Sharia Rahel Anwar, Shangar Jabar Jamal, Shano Sherko Osman, and Rezha Jamal Arif.
The subsequent exploration, within the field of humanities, featured representatives from the University of Sulaimani’s College of Languages, Department of English. Under the supervision of Dr. Saza Ahmed Fakhri , the compelling project, titled “A Computational Linguistic Study of Natural Language Processing in Replacing Human’s Career in the Future,” was presented by Bwar Mustafa Ali Karm and Blind Mustafa Majid.
On December 4, 2023, Dr. Ava Omer Fatah Director of Directorate of Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development has participated in the final conference of the APPRAIS project, the conference was held at the conference hall of Erbil’s Ramada Hotel. The event was organized by the Supervisory Agency for Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in collaboration with the Italian UNIMED Organization. Notable attendees included the representative of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, general managers, various university presidents, their assistants, and quality assurance personnel.
In addition to presenting various facets of the project, a series of panel discussions covered the preliminary steps, challenges, and strategies necessary for successful implementation within the universities of the Kurdistan Region.
The APPRAIS project, initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, secured significant funding of 1,000,000 euros from the European Union in 2020. The University of Sulaimani has actively participated in the project since its inception. With a primary focus on university governance, the project emphasizes Quality Assurance to uphold academic standards, ensure student learning outcomes, and enhance local and global competitiveness. Notably, the APPRAIS project aims to modernize management systems in universities and higher education institutions in the Kurdistan Region through strategic planning, Quality Assurance, and the implementation of Bologna processes, striving for tangible advancements.
On February 4th, 2024, the University of Sulaimani welcomed a team from the World Federation of Medical Education for the evaluation and accreditation of its College of Medicine. The delegation, which included six international experts and one Iraqi expert, commenced their visit by meeting with university officials, including Prof. Dr. Kosar M.Ali, the university president, vice presidents, the dean of the College of Medicine, the Director of Quality Assurance, and the Director of the Coordination Center and Society. The university officials extended a warm welcome to the delegation.
Throughout their visit, the delegation meticulously examined the halls and laboratories of the medical college. Engaging with numerous lecturers and students provided them with valuable insights, enabling a thorough understanding of the college’s facilities, teaching approaches, and the overall environment.
Their next undertaking in the evaluation process involves visiting the affiliated hospitals of the university on February 5th, 2024. Following these visits and assessments, the delegation will compile a comprehensive report that will subsequently be submitted to the World Federation of Medical Education.