University of Human Development lecturer
Asst Prof. Dr Ahmed Hama-Gharib Abdullah, often writes under the pen name of
Omar Bali, was among the 29 researchers awarded by the Kurdistan Region’s
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
In a special ceremony held in Sheraton
Hotel in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region, on 15th
January 2023, twenty-nine researchers from public and private universities in the
Region were awarded certificates of appreciation by the Minister of Higher
Education (click here
for details). Their selection was based on Stanford University's Top 2%
Scientists Worldwide – these are the world’s top 2% most-cited researchers in
2023 according to the data collected by Stanford University.
The Higher Education Minister, Dr Aram
Muhammad Qadir, gave a speech at the ceremony and said that having this number
of scholars on the Stanford list is an indication that Kurdistan universities are
on the right path and follow the correct standards. He encouraged Kurdistan researchers
to focus more on the problems at home, social, political, economic, health,
environmental…etc, and offer solutions to policymakers.