Asst. Prof. Dr. Salahaddin Kako – President / Chancellor


A proactive, analytical, strategic thinker, communicative, committed, conscientious, dynamic, experienced, humanistic, leader, organized, dependable, skillful individual that had

  • extensive experience in teaching at higher educational institutions, researching, report writing, problem-solving, lecturing, coordinating, evaluating, supervision, leading work plan development, developing and managing programs.
  • Sound policy analyzing skills, proven leadership, administrative, experience and ability to build successful rapport with students, colleagues, staff, scholars, fellows, learners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in several higher educational managerial positions like HOD, director of TQA, D.G. director for private universities, president of two universities for seven consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated the ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and work under pressure, coordinating professional functions and activities to meet specific deadlines.
  • Able to strive for continued success in economic development, social welfare, education, scholarship programs and research activities.
  • Maintain positive and constructive communication with staff, scholars, fellows, and the public.
  • Spoke to media groups and consulted with government and non-government agencies on various issues of everyday concerns.
  • Experienced in using econometrics software’s like E-view, Matlab, Minitab, SSPS, STATA and SHAZAM, ICT tools and all Microsoft office packages
  • Researched, participated, presented and attended many conferences, forums, workshops and seminars on current macroeconomic issues, International trade, financial crisis, monetary and fiscal policies, quality assurance, and other economic issues.
  • Selected as a qualified candidate for inclusion in International who’s who edition.
  • Observe high standards of conduct



1992 Ph.D. in Economics

1986 M. Sc. in Economics  

1981 B. Sc. in Economics

WAIKATO UNIVERSITY, Hamilton, New Zealand
2003 Graduate Diploma of Teaching

AUT UNIVERSITY, Auckland, New Zealand
2005 Certificate in Translations Studies



2001-2017 Member of New Zealand Association of Economists 

2002-2017 Member of NZ Association of Translators and Interpreters

1981-2017 Member of Syndicate for Kurdistan Economists – Iraq

2005-2017 Justice of the Peace for New Zealand


Relevant Work Experience

2016-2017 President
Chancellor of Catholic University in Erbil

2015-2016 Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Academic Affairs
Catholic University in Erbil

2011- 2014 President
SABIS University – Erbil / IRAQ

2010-2011 Director General for Quality Assurance
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – KRG / Iraq

2010 Director of Quality Assurance
University of Salahaddin – Erbil / Iraq

1986-2015 Economics HOD/Assistant Professor
University Salahaddin – Erbil / Iraq

2007-2008 Resource Developer
New Zealand

2003-2006 Lecturer
AUT University in New Zealand – Faculty of Business

1995-2000 Lecturer
University of Derna & Aumer Al-Mukhtar – Libya



Published many scientific research papers in scientific journals on several economic issues, besides a unique economic dictionary in English-Kurdish-Arabic in 2010

The following are a selected number of these research papers in three languages:

  1. Economic evaluations of projects: Journal of Abhath for human sciences. University of Salahaddin, Iraq.
  2. Horizon of cooperative consumption in Iraq, Ministry of Trade conference
  3. The role of small industrial establishments in the industrialization process in Iraq, Journal of Industry in Iraq.
  4. Externality indebtedness in the third world, Journal of Zanko, University of Salahaddin, Iraq.
  5. The poultry industry in Iraq: problems and solutions, Journal of College of Administration and Economics, University of Baghdad, Iraq.
  6. The currency problem in Kurdistan of Iraq, Ministry of Finance-KRG, Iraq.
  7. The taxation system in Libya, Journal of economic research in Banghazi, Libya.
  8. Economic cooperation, Zarqa University conference, Amman, Jordan.
  9. Trade relations between New Zealand and Golf countries, NZAE conference. Auckland, New Zealand.


Taught Course(s)

Macroeconomics, International Economics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Principles of Economics, Economics of Labor, International Trade, International Finance, National Accounts, Evaluation of Projects, Managerial Economics, Economic Resources, Economic Development, Scientific Research Methods, Economic Statistics, Advanced Monetary Theory, Money and Banking, Public Finance Economics, Agricultural Economics, Share Markets.

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