DPU’s scientific research center was established in 2017 to act as a point of contact between Duhok Polytechnic University and government and non-governmental organizations that contact DPU for collaboration, consultancy, or funding for a particular project. However, Duhok Polytechnic University does not have any research center of any kind, whether at the college level or an independent research center that belongs to a particular research group. DPU’s research center came up with proposals to start establishing research centres and research groups to motivate interdisciplinary research activities, in addition to supporting governmental and non-governmental organizations with academic, consultancy, training, and implementation of projects services.
Therefore, DPU’s future colleges’ research centers and research groups will work under the umbrella of DPU’s research center. DPU’s research center will be aware of all the research activities of the university so that it can direct a particular project fund to its suitable intended research group or college’s research center. It is essential to obtain a centralized knowledge of all the research activities of the university in one entity in order to be able to conduct the required coordination among research groups and activate interdisciplinary research activities.