Prof. Dr. Adnan Mohsin Abdulazeez, President Prof. of Computer Engineering. It is an honor to welcome you to our newly established (December 2012) Duhok Polytechnic University (DPU), where excellence is planned to be fostered, tracked and celebrated. DPU is one of three universities in the region, in which technical institutes have been merged with technical colleges to create a holistic and innovative education and training provider that reveals the region’s potential to respond more quickly and effectively to the education and training demands in Duhok, Kurdistan Region and Iraq. DPU has many campuses at 7 different districts within Duhok Governorate each with its own dynamic character and range of specialized courses and services, offering higher education to many who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Such a multi-campus university gives us a privilege of serving a wider community by strengthening it with generations of highly skilled graduates who will support the economic, social, cultural and environmental development in each location. Despite the challenges at hand, I have confidence in DPU’s future and believe strongly in its mission “preparing efficient technical graduates and researchers with distinct levels of knowledge and technological innovation to achieve the international standards of quality assurance in accordance with the labor market needs in public and private sectors.” Much of this work will be conducted in collaboration with global partners. DPU currently has initiated partnerships with universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East and planning to include Australia and the rest of Asia in the near future. The university is also planning to have linkages that allow our students to undertake overseas experiences during their studies. I firmly believe that this approach will place DPU at the forefront of regional universities. Since we are committed to our students’ academic success, we are focusing our effort on designing a strategic plan according to the requirements of the national authority of assessment and international academic accreditation. Incidentally, we implement the Quality Assurance system of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Kurdistan Region to provide it with quality graduates who can compete internationally. Overall, our core values at the DPU are reliability, morality, transparency, diversity, and collaboration. I invite you to explore DPU’s website. I am confident that by so doing, you will discover what a very special place this University is.