The president of the University of Duhok, Prof. Dr. Mosleh Duhoky, paid a visit to the Dortmund University in Germany on the December 8th, 2016. During his visit Dr. Duhoky signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dortmund University, Faculty of Special Planning, regarding different academic collaborations such as academic staff exchange and students moieties, join research and sharing of resources between the two universities.
During his visit Dr. Duhoky met with the president of Dortmund University, Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan, and the Dean of Faculty of Spatial Planning, Prof. Dr. Karsten Zimmermann. The Mayor of Dortmund Mr. Sierau Ullrich, participated in the signing ceremony as he is interested in the common projects and agreements between the University of Duhok and Dortmund University as well as between Germany and Kurdistan Region. The two parties also agreed on submitting new proposal to the European Union to participate in the Erasmus Plus project in 2017.
It is worth mentioning the two universities are offering a duel bachelor degree in Special Planning. The University of Duhok is the only university that offers such a joint degree on bachelor level within the Iraqi educational system. The first wave of students is going to be graduated with a joint degree in early 2017