The University of Zakho Participated in the Sixth 3C Forum in UHK

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The University of Zakho participated in the Sixth 3C Forum in the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UHK) which was represented by Dr. Karwan F. Sami, Vice president of the University of Zakho for Students Affairs, and Dr. Pshtiwan M. Karim, Director of the Registrar at the University of Zakho. Notably, the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) with its partners from Opening Universities for Refugees (OUR), The Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies (CAPRS), Empower, and UNHCR just concluded the sixth 3C Forum which was held in UKH.

Participants from refugee communities in Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaymaniyah actively participated in the unconference format during the forum. Participants put forward challenges surrounding their access to higher education in the region and discussed the main questions around them. Issues such as language barriers, access to scholarships and funding, and degree equalization were some of the main topics of dialogue. They also recommended solutions to address those challenges through collaboration from civil society, higher education institutions, as well as governments.

Such collaborative initiatives not only help the KRG to positively contribute to the global crises and play its role, but also contributes to establishing its academic diplomacy and engagement internationally.