Increasing International Collaborations at Ishik University
Ahmet Oztas, Rector of Ishik University, recently attended a reflection and debate among scholars, chairs and experts entitled: Between University and School, a Wall or a Bridge in Vatican City, which was held in collaboration with Lumsa University. Around 120 educators and stakeholders representing 190 countries participated. As a result, Ishik University will be collaborating on projects with institutions in Uganda and Spain.
Oztas also visited IFEES Representative, Dr. Gudrun Kammasch, at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. During the meetings, they spoke about the potential of starting a student exchange and Erasmus Plus programs in both locations. By the end of this year, Ishik University will be accredited by ZEvA Accreditation Agency to increase the quality of programs and ability to work internationally.
Ishik University and Erbil Polytechnic University held its 2nd annual International Engineering Conference (IEC) in Erbil, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)/Iraq in February 2016 with a theme of Development in Civil & Computer Engineering Applications. The conference saw the convergence of educators and leaders in engineering education and provided our graduate students a chance to connect with experienced researchers to discuss their current work, research topics, and future opportunities.
The National Innovation Contest in Engineering (NICE 2016) competition was held in May, 2016. The competition hosted more than fourteen different institutes and universities of KRG/Iraq. 120 projects were successfully presented by 270 students.