Today, Dec 11th, 2018, as part of its commitment to achieving the goals of the EU-Funded Tigris Project for internationalisation, University of Raparin started hosting a workshop on the Implementation of ECTS at Kurdish Higher Education Institutes, scheduled to take place from Dec 11th to 13th.
The workshop is hosted and arranged by UoR’s Directorate of International Relations, it is all about how Kurdish HEIs can align themselves with the European standards of higher education by introducing ECTS-based programs. The workshop is one of many workshops planned to take place both in Europe and Kurdistan Region. It brings together eight Kurdish public universities, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Kurdistan Institute for Scientific and Strategic Studies as well as four European partners. It is worth to mention that the workshop started with the welcome address by the President of UoR, Assist. Prof. Mofaq Khalid, in which he shed light on the significance of the project and gave a warm welcome to all the representatives of the institutions and wished success for the project as well as the workshop. Later, a number of internationalisation-related seminars by Dr. Marian McCarthy, Interim Vice President for Teaching and Learning, University College Cork, and Dr. Carlos Machado, educational advisor and ECTS expert and Jakob Hedderich, Tigris Project Manager were conducted. Such as, Introduction to Bologna principles and system، Understanding Learning Outcomes، Alignment of learning outcomes and competences and Use of ECTS.