The Research Center (RC) at Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) brings together local and international scholars and researchers to undertake state-of-art high quality research. Through our group research projects, we strive to create new knowledge that scholarly contribute to sciences, arts, and humanities. By collaborating with our local and international partners, our scholars undertake research projects that address the local and global needs and challenges. Our research projects involve and engage stakeholders from academia, local government, community, NGOs, and industry.

We encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and, therefore, connect ideas and scholars from different fields and disciplines in our projects.


  • Undertaking and publishing innovative interdisciplinary research in collaboration with local and international partners.

  • Building research capacity of scholars through involving them in innovative research projects and research training activities.

  • Connecting SPU researchers to local and international research and funding opportunities and top scholars in their fields.

  • Providing and enabling access to research facilities and resources.

  • Offering research and development consultancy to public and private sectors and local and international NOGs and organizations.