Welcome to the International Relations and Diplomacy Department (IRD) at Tishk International University (TIU). We are proud to offer a diverse curriculum of study aligned with some of the top universities in Europe and North America. Our focus is on providing the best quality of teaching and subject matter expertise to our students. In addition to a broad curriculum (taught in English), we also provide staff from different countries with international experience. Many members of our staff have previously worked for multi-national organisations in other countries or for the Kurdistan Regional Government.
We supplement our taught curriculum with seminars and workshops on trending topics and current events in International Relations. With guest speakers from local and national NGOs as well as foreign consular officials and academics in the KRI, we offer our students a broad, interactive experience.
In addition to the core content taught in our department, we also aim to improve the ‘soft skills’ of our students such as critical thinking and analysis, research and presentation skills. The combination of a well-designed curriculum and our focus on academic rigour means that we produce highly qualified graduates, well prepared for the next stage in their academic or professional life.