Head’s Message


Message from the head of department

Located in a very politically and socially volatile region, Iraq and the Kurdistan Region make highly fertile research fields for major topics in international relations and political sciences in general. Linking the most up-to-date knowledge in the above fields to the rapidly changing real-world experience, the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Ishik University aims to engage its respected students in productive academic debate and dialogue. This academic and practical endeavour is facilitated through a selected number of highly professional teachers, academic, and management staff.

Ranging from an abstract foundation of the political science and IR, to subjects around the history of international relations, through to theories and practice in modern diplomacy, the department offers high-quality teaching and research service. The department is part of a rapidly progressing academic setting at Ishik University that has, within a period of ten years since its foundation in 2008, witnessed substantial and steady progress in the ever-changing higher education environment in the Region and Iraq as a whole. While learning excellence is at the heart of the education strategy at the department, assisting students in building their future career within their specialty is another decisive objective behind the whole education process at the department.

Be part of the vibrant academic community at Ishik’s IRD department and make way through a steady career development route taking Ishik University as the starting point.


Dr. Dilshad H. Khidhir


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