University of Sulaimani Hosts Erasmus Plus TIGRIS Project Concluding Workshop WP 1

Post date: Sep 29, 2018 8:21:53 AM

University of Sulaimani hosted the Concluding Workshop of WP 1 of the Erasmus Plus TIGRIS Project during 24-26 September 2018.

The Concluding Workshop of WP 1 started with opening remarks from Dr Karzan & Dr Ridha from University of Sulaimani, Dr. Uwe Muuss from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (UGOE) and Dr Pola Khanaqa from KISSR.

Project Overview and Timeline (Recapitulation) was presented by Jakob Hedderich / UGOE.

Each Kurdish partner university presented their results of Work Package 1. The session was then followed by discussion and Planning session for implementation of WP2.

A Workshop on Risk Analysis was conducted by Dr. Carlos Machado, External Quality Assurance Expert for the TIGRIS Project.

On Tuesday, September 25th Project Management Meeting was Moderated by Dr. Uwe Muuss (UGOE). Then Report by Quality Leading Team (QLT) Dr. Uwe Brandenburg / GII and a Report by External Quality Assurance Expert Dr. Carlos Machado were presented. The session followed by an Open discussion.

A Workshop on Developing structures corresponding to the institutional and international strategy of universities was conducted by Dr. Uwe Muuss (UGOE).

On Wednesday, September 26th a Workshop on ”See your International Relations Office in action” was conducted by Violeta Osouchová from Masaryk University.

During the meeting, Dr. Uwe Brandenburg as leader of the Quality Leading Team of the TIGRIS Project reported the performance of the Project Consortium in the first year of the project. Jef Schrooten from KU Leuven presented WP1 progress and issues.

All the partners then moved to Salahaddin Universtiy-Erbil and participated at the Annual Dissemination Conference on Thursday, September 27th.

The TIGRIS Project has been awarded for EU co-funding within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme “Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education”. Capacity building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries, in this case Kurdistan.

The TIGRIS Project, which will run for 3 years from 2017 – 2020, is coordinated by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. The project consortium is composed of 4 European partners and 10 Kurdish partners, including the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR), as well as 2 associate partners.