• Mar 23 2023

Salahaddin University (SU)

Salahaddin University (SU)


Salahaddin University-Erbil (su.edu.krd) was established in 1968.SU has been providing high-quality, career-relevant education in a diverse range of fields through innovative courses, excellent teaching and state-of-the-art facilities.

Today, with about 25000 students and more than 2000 academic staff, SU -Erbil has been considered as the oldest and largest university of comprehensive sciences in Kurdistan Region. Providing practiceoriented, career-relevant education in short and intense courses of study leading to accredited Bachelor, Master and Ph.D.degrees are some of the most valued aspects of study and teaching in SU. All SU curricula have been designed to meet rapidly evolving industry needs, preparing students for high-level professional practice in fields such as engineering, business, social science, pure sciences and cultural studies. Study and teaching support and challenge the development of innovative ideas of SU students.

In teaching, the university uses all kinds of E-services and communication technologies and spreads their experience in Iraq and regional projects. Based on innovative ideas, various E-services, developed together by scientists and students of SU for use in projects were already presented during the conferences and seminars since 2010: E-learning tools, E-library, E-government, E-publishing. All research activities of Faculties, staff members and students are lead and supported via university internal research and innovation transfer centres. These centres are supporting student’s innovative works and enable inclusion of innovative ideas in study and practical training. The staff members of the several faculties got a lot experience in transferring research results to industry and including open questions of industry and economy into teaching and study.

SU has high expertise in field of innovation and education projects and inclusion of their content into study curricula. SU managed a lot of corresponding projects and will assist in including experiences of current innovation in curricula in Kurdistan Region HE to PC’s; will help in studying experience of PC innovation in education. SU will also support dissemination of project results.

SU will transfer their important experiences (curricula, pedagogies and assessment, teacher training, digital media, educational culture and leadership) for creative learning and innovative teaching. Due to experience in project management, SU will support project management enabling PC partners for guidance of projects.

SU is the local coordinator will help hosting meetings concerning, dissemination of the project, selection of equipment and assisting in the centers development, monitoring and controlling the progress of the project by providing index and planning and benchmarking activities.


OPATEL Project Coordinator:


Assistant Prof. Dr.Ahmed Anwar Amin Dezaye

President of Salahaddin University-Erbil and assistant Professor in Chemistry. Participated in SU curriculum development and evaluation of curricula of other universities, very experienced in E-learning, administration, Distance e-learning, e-services development and leading students to highly noted innovations. He is the leader in all SU projects with DAAD, Erasmus Mundus , Erasmus+, US Fulbright , British Council, UNESCO and UNECEF innovation projects, especially based on innovative student graduation and practical work during study. He was the president of Arab Countries Universities association for the year 2013/2014. He is the partner membership of Francophone Organization. Leader in Erasmus+(GeoNetC) project coordinated by Lund University Sweden. Leader in Erasmus+(OPATEL) project coordinated by Leipzig University of Applied Sciences.



Assistant Prof. Dr. Mohammed Azeez Saeed

Director of International Relations Office at Salahaddin University-Erbil. Involved in different international projects such as DAAD, Erasmus Mundus SALAM, US Fulbright, Francophone, British Council, UNESCO and Kurdistan Region Higher Education Scholarships. Performs research and teaching in areas of Physics, Astronomy and Climate Change.

Experience with IT projects, e-learning systems, Was a postgraduate student at Birmingham University-UK and Baghdad University-Iraq. Responsible of all international relationships, partnerships and coordinator with world universities and academic centers and institutes. He is the member of the high committee of human capacity development scholarships program (HCDP) of the Ministry of Higher Education in Kurdistan region. He was the member of the high committee of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 SALAM project during the years 2013-2016 coordinated by University of Warsaw-Poland.

Now he is the member of the high committee and the focal point of Erasmus+ project known as GeoNetC, coordinated by Lund University, Sweden from 15/10/2015 to 15/10/2018. And Focal Point of Erasmus+ project titled Capacity Building; Online Platform for Academic Teaching and Learning in Iraq and Iran / OPATEL coordinated by Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK)-Germany from 15/10/2016 to 15/10/2019.



Dr. Zana Rafiq Majeed

I received PhD in Biology/Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky, USA. I have mentored many undergraduate students and also have involved in developing many laboratory exercises for both undergraduate and high school students in the USA. I have published 14 papers in various prestigious journals. In addition, I participated in different professional meetings (such as the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting) in the USA. Now I am working as a lecturer at Salahaddin University-Erbil.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Society for Neuroscience (2011-2016), American Physiological Society (2014-2016), Kentucky Academy of Science (2012-2013). TEACHING EXPERIENCES: I have taught wet-lab courses: Comparative Anatomy, Genetics, Introductory Biology, Principles of Experimental Animal Physiology, Research Methods, as well as freshmen English Language Course.

Member of Erasmus+ ( OPATEL) project coordinated by Leipzig University of Applied Sciences.



Assistant Prof. Ismail Musa Murad

I received B.Sc. in Physics from University of Baghdad-Iraq, M.Sc. in Astronomy from University of Manchester-UK  and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Salahaddin University-Erbil.I have been teaching many undergraduate and postgraduate students and involved in supervising postgraduate students in the field Astronomy/Astrophysics.

Participated and conducted different workshops and trainings on methods of teaching, research methodologies at the college of Education, Salahaddin University-Erbil.

Currently, I am the director of Avicenna e-learning center at Salahaddin University-Erbil. Participated in different workshops on e-learning at Jordan under the supervision of UNESCO. This center was established by UNESCO office of Iraq as a part of Avicenna Virtual Campus for Science and Technology(AVCI) in 2012.