On 27 November 2019, Hawler Medical University and Erbil Polytechnic University established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for academic collaboration in postgraduate studies, students and teaching staff exchange, joint scientific research and other scientific activities. The MOU was signed by Assist. Prof. Dr. Dara O. Meran, President of Hawler Medical University, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Kawa Sherwani, President of Erbil Polytechnic University. The president of both universities stressed on the importance of this collaboration and showed the support to successful implementation of the agreement and its activities.