London, United Kingdom (uk.gov.krd) To discuss solution mechanism for recognition of professional qualifications, the Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir met with the UK ENIC, the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills. The meeting was attended by the Head of UK ENIC, Paul Norris and members of the team.
High Representative Karwan, expressed appreciation for recognising the university of Sulaimani previously, and raised the issues of qualifications and degrees awarded by the other Kurdish academic institutions which are not recognised in the UK as yet. He encouraged UK ENIC to establish a mutual agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for accreditation purposes. High Representative Karwan also invited the team to visit the Kurdistan Region to explore the standard of education system in the region.
The UK ENIC offered guidance on their official procedures which provides a route to recognition for professionals with equivalent British qualifications. The team also expressed willingness to support the recognition process of the Kurdish academic institutions.