British Consul General visits Soran University


On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the British Consul General in Erbil, Mr. David Hunt, and his accompanying delegation visited Soran University.  The delegation was received by AP.Dr. Sherwan Sharif Qurtas, president of Soran University (SU), and several members of the University Council. The meeting discussed a number of issues concerning the university’s international academic relations.

On the first leg of his visit, The British Consul General met with SU Council. The meeting highlighted academic and scientific relationships, promoting scientific collaboration, and the development of relations between SU and British universities. The British General Consul expressed his full support and that he will spare no effort in that regard. He referred to the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship Program for continuing studies in Britain, which allows students in general and SU students, in particular, to benefit from it.

For his part, SU President expressed his pleasure at the visit, and highly valued the cooperation and coordination between SU and the British Consulate General. He hoped for greater collaboration and coordination to serve further scientific and academic work.

On the second leg of his visit to SU, the British Consul General met with a group of selected students from all the faculties of SU. An intensive discussion was held regarding the forms of assistance that the Consulate can provide to students, particularly those with ideas and projects serving the scientific field. He referred to the Chevening Program through which students can continue their studies at British universities.

In addition to its scientific and academic duties in nurturing talented and skilled students, and introducing them to various fields and sectors in Kurdistan, SU attaches great importance to scientific and academic relations at the local and international levels. To this end, it has established numerous networks of extensive academic relationships with institutions, centers, and academic units at the regional and global levels. All these relationships have contributed to developing students’ abilities and talents, as well as scientific and academic fields.