College of Engineering Hosts National Workshop on Bologna Process Compliance
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 4th, 2023
The College of Engineering at Knowledge University, took a significant step towards enhancing the quality of higher education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, the college hosted a national workshop titled, "Following the Instructions of the Bologna Process in the KRG Universities." The workshop was a platform for academics, educators, and policymakers to come together and discuss the implementation of the Bologna Process in the higher education institutions of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Dr. Nazhad Ahmed, a renowned expert in the field of higher education and a key figure in the KRG's education system, was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the event. Dr. Nazhad Ahmed has played a pivotal role in shaping education policies and ensuring that the region's universities align with international standards.
The Bologna Process, initiated in 1999, aims to create a harmonized and standardized higher education system across Europe. Many countries worldwide have adopted elements of this process to enhance the quality and competitiveness of their higher education institutions. During the workshop, Dr. Nazhad Ahmed shared insights on the importance of adhering to the Bologna Process guidelines. He emphasized the need for transparency, credit transferability, and the creation of a European Higher Education Area within the KRG's educational landscape. Attendees included representatives from various universities in the KRG, educational experts, and government officials. The workshop provided a platform for fruitful discussions and collaborations that will help Kurdistan Region universities improve their academic standards and enhance their global recognition. Knowledge University's College of Engineering's initiative to host this national workshop underscores its commitment to fostering excellence in higher education and its dedication to meeting international standards, ultimately benefiting the students and the region's academic community.
This event marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to align the Kurdistan Region's universities with global educational best practices, further positioning the region as a hub for quality higher education in the Middle East.