Dr. Yusuf Goran, the KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHE), on April 6th, 2015 in Erbil met with Dr. Ali Dughrmachi, Head of Board of Trustees and President of Bilkent University and an accompanying delegation.
After welcoming them, Dr. Yusuf Goran expressed his delight with the delegation's visit and hoped this visit to be a gate towards furthering joint scientific and academic ties between both sides.
Sinan Chalabi, the KRG Minister of Justice, and Advisors of the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Karim Abdul and Dr, Amanj Abdulla Saeed, attended the meeting.
Later, Dr. Ali Dughrmachi thanked Dr. Yusuf Goran for his reception, and briefed the attendees with their university's vision as well as cooperation and coordination with the Kurdistan Region regarding the education sector, affirming they are always trying to enforce their relations with the Kurdistan Region. In this framework, he indicated to a new project of BillKent University to open the Teachers Abilities Development College in the Kurdistan Region. He said the college will be specialized in enhancing and raising the scientific standards and teaching abilities of teachers in the Kurdistan Region. "Currently we are busy with preparations to propose the project to the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the near future," He clarified.
On his behalf, Dr. Yusuf Goran pointed out the situation of Kurdistan Region universities and said:" We are happy to develop relations with universities with high-rankings."
As per their proposal, Dr. Yusuf Goran assured them that he will take their proposal into consideration and will be treated through the legal procedures.