Director, International Relations Office, Salahaddin University-Erbil
Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammed Azeez Saeed was born in the city of Qaladze/ Sulaimani on 27th, September 1953. He is married and has two daughters.
Mr Saeed followed the footsteps of his family by entering the school and continued until he received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. He joined Salahaddin University-Erbil in November 15th, 1977. He continued to work in the department of Physics for the period of one year, when he travelled to the United Kingdom for his postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham and on December 1980 he has been awarded M.Sc. degree in the field of Meteorology and Applied Climatology. On August 2002 he completed his Ph.D. study in Astronomy at the University of Baghdad-Iraq.
In addition to the teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and researching in the fields of Physics, Atmospheric Science and Astronomy, Mr. Saeed served as Physics Department decider, supervisor of the warehouse, head of scientific section and deputy dean of the college of Science –Salahaddin University-Erbil for the period of over 25 years.
From December 1999 to April 2003, he was appointed as the Agro meteorology senior Officer at the Kurdistan Region Coordination Office of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In this period, he managed to install 18 meteorological/Agro meteorological weather stations( automatic & manual) in Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaimani Governorates. In addition to that, he located some 85 rain gauges in the region. A huge data were recorded and achieved on climate of Kurdistan. The data were used and implemented to improve and upgrade the Agriculture sector system of Kurdistan Region.
On August 2008 he was appointed as the director of Training and continuous Learning and the director of Cultural Relations and Scholarships at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Thereafter, he became the Deputy General of the Cultural Relations and Scholarships Office and Deputy General of the Office of Private Universities at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Region. He played a pivotal role in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. As well as a member of Human capacity Development Program(HCDP) management high Committee, while participating as a member in many more.
In May 2010, he was appointed as the director of International Relations Office up to present date at Salahaddin University-Erbil.
During his tenure as the director of the Department of International Relations, Mr Saeed promoted Salahaddin university-Erbil relations with the international community and worldwide universities, Institutes and research Centers on academic and cultural levels, through participating in numerous conferences and workshops around the world and engaging with the many international scholarship awards such as Fulbright, Erasmus Mundus, British Council, Erasmus Plus and DAAD.
He succeeded in signing over 250 MOUs with high level reputed universities around the world.
On March 2012, Dr. Saeed was appointed as the focal point of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 SALAM European program representing Salahaddin University –Erbil. This program was coordinated by University of Warsaw - Poland.
On October 2015, he was appointed as the focal point of Erasmus Plus/ GeoNetC European Union program representing Salahaddin University-Erbil. This program is coordinated by Lund University-Sweden.
On October 2016, he was also appointed as the focal point of Erasmus Plus/ OPATEL European Union program representing Salahaddin University-Erbil. This program is coordinated by Leipzig University of Applied Sciences- Germany.
He endeavors to further strengthen bilateral scientific relations between Salahaddin University-Erbil and world Universities, academic educational institutions, cultural, research centers and organizations.
Erbil, June 6th, 2017