On January  23rd, 2019, a delegation from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics (FASE) of Tishk International University visited several universities in the city of Sulaimani. The delegation consisted of Dr Fatih Cura, Dean of the Faculty, Dr Krishna Navulur, Head of the Accounting Department, and Dr Hawraman Ali of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, and Mr Karwan Talaat, Research Assistant, of FASE.

Among the universities visited were Sulaimani Polytechnic University, the University of Human Development, Cihan University, and Komar University of Science and Technology. The primary purpose of these visits was to promote academic cooperation between TIU- FASE and the universities located in the city of Sulaimani, including fostering interaction between the students of all sides.

The TIU team also took the opportunity to invite academics and students from the named universities to our forthcoming ICABEP 2019 (2nd International Conference on Accounting, Business, Economics and Politics), and IBASSC (4th International Business and Administrative Sciences Students Conference). These conferences will be held in April and May of 2019, respectively.

The academics and the staff of the aforementioned universities that warmly welcomed the TIU members included Deans, academics and administrative staffs. Overall, all sides agreed that it was important to increase collaboration between the universities in the region, and for such visits to take place in the future. The representatives of these universities, moreover, were all pleased that the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics of TIU had taken the time to embark on such an initiative of increasing academic cooperation. They were also thanked by the visitors on behalf of FASE for their warm reception.

The above was just one of the many other visits that are planned to be carried by the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics of TIU to other universities with the aim of increasing collaboration and, ultimately, the advancement of academia in the Kurdistan Region.