About SEE Centre
Salahaddin University-Erbil partners with Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in a joint project under the title of “Capacity Building in Teacher Education and Research”. The project, which is funded by DAAD, has provided trainings for more than 50 teaching staff from College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University-Erbil in the field of Entrepreneurship Education. Because entrepreneurship is regarded as an important topic due to its role in their post-university life, it was added to college curriculum for all its seven departments of both morning and evening studies. Then Salahaddin Entrepreneurship Education Centre (SEE Centre) was established in August 2018 to improve and maintain high quality of teaching and learning, as well as to disseminate the concept of entrepreneurship among academic institutions. By 2019, around 2550 students have studied Entrepreneurship Education as part of their undergraduate studies. Moreover, PhD and MA studies are also planned with FAU.
SEE Centre strives to contribute in booming the economy of Kurdistan Region through preparing leading and skilled individuals who can enrich Kurdistan markets with their products and/or services. Consequently, it will lead to a prosperous society.
Salahaddin University Entrepreneurship Centre for Training and Research is committed to the development of entrepreneurship at universities across Kurdistan and Iraq in academic institutions by offering workshops and trainings so that they integrate the concept of entrepreneurship into their curricula. The Centre is also devoted to offering students structured and tangible opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills, and train student teachers to develop entrepreneurial ideas among their future school students.
We work to achieve the following goals:
- Develop entrepreneurial values as a means to academic success.
- Disseminate the concept of entrepreneurship throughout Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
- Stimulate innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets.
- Introduce entrepreneurship as a key competency for lifelong learning.
- Bring students to consider the creation or takeover of an enterprise as a viable career option.
- Support student-initiated entrepreneurial projects.
- Act as a catalyst for economic development.
- Innovation: find creative and innovative ways to offer entrepreneurial support and training.
- Collaboration: work with various academic institutions in the community to enhance service delivery.
- Research: undertake research in the area to identify the potential problems and offer solutions.
- Resources: increase domestic resources on Entrepreneurship Education through conducting researches and publishing handbooks.
- Extracurricular:by setting and developing extracurricular entrepreneurship training, promotion and awareness activities.
- Curricular: by setting and developing academic activities related to entrepreneurship.
- Pedagogical:by helping future teachers integrate entrepreneurship into existing curricula.
- Research: by encouraging researchers and teachers to undertake studies to develop entrepreneurship in the region.
- Community:by developing strategic partnerships with business community and leveraging entrepreneurship training and support expertise.
- Prof. Dr. Jawher Fattah, Vice-president for Administration & Financial Affairs
- Assist. Prof. Dr. Serwan Arab, Dean of College of Basic Education
- Prof. Dr. Nebeel Fakhri, Director of Quality Assurance & Curriculum Development
- Head of Economics Department, College of Administration & Economics
- Hawran Abdullah Saeed, Director of the Centre