The directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Academic Relations is one of the most important directorates of Soran University and works under the supervision of the Vice-president for Scientific Affairs
and directed by Dr. Soran Hussein Qader
The directorate is formed by joining the following two directorates:
Academic Relations Directorate
The directorate coordinates the establishment and improvement of the University’s formal bilateral relationships for academic cooperation and exchange. This covers the university, its faculties and departmental arrangements. It is also setting out to generate a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from Soran University to conduct collaborative researches with the scholars in partner institutions on concerns of mutual interests.
The directorate’s main functions are:
The directorate puts forward in collaboration with all the faculties connected to Soran University plans of scholarships to send students abroad to study in various fields leading to the degrees of master, Ph.D. and postdoctoral. In addition, the directorate is in charge of assisting the students and researchers with the application process and the administrative matters in addition to reviewing the improvement of their study abroad.
The directorate is responsible for welcoming and organising meetings for all international and internal delegations visiting Soran university. The directorate is also responsible for sending the university staff to participate in the local and international training courses and conferences as well as following up their process of participation.
- International Relations
Another duty of the directorate is to arrange and setup MOU and agreements between Soran University and the national and international institutions as well as review and improve the former contracts.
Soran University’s bilateral agreements and factsheet 2020/2021 can be found here.
Postgraduate Studies Directorate
The directorate is responsible for overall coordination of postgraduate studies and offer demanding and relevant postgraduate courses for students seeking for advanced professional studies, as well as helping them to apply and instruct them in the administrative processes. Further, the directorate prepares the annual plan of the university regarding the postgraduate education and also directly dealing with all the educational programs and scholarships related to postgraduate studies such as HCDP.
Layla Azad Omar
Muhammad Tawfeeq Kak Ahmed
Midya Taher Gharib
Fahima Chawshin Kako
Ribaz Chato Biro
Postgraduate Studies and Academic Relations
2nd floor, Presidency of Soran University building
Kawa Street – 44008
Soran - Erbil,
Kurdistan Region/ Iraq
Tell: +964 (0)66 264 6502