Welcome to the College of Engineering, located in the oldest and biggest public comprehensive university in Kurdistan, Salahaddin University-Erbil, and in the exciting city of Erbil. I’d like to express how excited and grateful I am to serve as dean for this college. It is definitely a great time to be a part of this university and this college! Enrollment is higher than ever, and our engineering students always impress me with their hard work, talent and motivation. I love to see our students in the halls, in the labs and in the socializing and networking areas. They are from many different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common—engineering the society and the world.
We have recently implemented a new strategic plan for the college, and we are using this plan to guide our change and growth as a college, and we’re getting great results! Our academic staff have been very successful in developing new programs, expanding our research activities and industry collaboration to meet local and regional demand. We work closely with the companies that hire our graduates in order to refine the curriculum and ensure that our students are prepared to enter the workplace. This includes not only an extensive technical background but also training in communication, teamwork, business, and creativity.
Research is an integral part to our academic community. Research activity in the college includes everything from building materials and concrete technology, renewable energy, mobile communications, robotics and automation , geomatics and information systems, cybersecurity, nano-technology, transportation and related engineering fields.
In addition to this, a range of start-up companies, led by faculty, students and alumni, are contributing their engineering know-how to the community while they create jobs for the local economy.
We work hard to create an environment where our students can succeed. Interaction between the students and faculty is strongly encouraged, and we pride ourselves in offering individual attention to our students. The college has numerous organizations for students to enrich student’s life and to become involved in, and our students have had success at regional, national and international competitions.
We are making history in developing a pre-eminent college of engineering for educating the next generation of engineers, I would invite you to visit us both in person and through surfing our website. Please feel free to reach me at any time and share your success stories with us.