One of our primary goals at the University of Kurdistan-Hewler is to generate research that advances knowledge and informs policy and decision-making in the Kurdistan region and beyond. Research at UKH focuses on and engages in real regional problems, ranging from engineering and physical sciences to social, economic and political issues.
In terms of research training, today we have a significant number of graduates with Masters degrees who have conducted research for their theses in these areas. These students are equipped to assist the development of the region through the application of research skills and evidence-based decision-making.
In terms of research grants, the University has recently been awarded internationally funded grants. Professor Baban, the Vice Chancellor, in collaboration with Professor Gina Wisker of the University of Brighton, UK were awarded 3 projects. First, a project dealt with developing a concept for learning and professional development at UKH, funded by the British Council under the DelPHE-Iraq, preliminary round One programme. 2010. Then obtained a substantial fund from the same source for developing and implementing the project; Connections for sustainable change: University of Brighton and UKH partnership in learning and professional development. (2010). Finally, Prof. Baban and Prof. Wisker were awarded funds by British Academy under the International Partnership Scheme for a project designed to enhance the role of women in Iraqi Higher Education to entitled; Women’s Leadership Development.