6th anniversary

The Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) celebrated on Wednesday, 8 December, 2021, the 6th anniversary of its founding.

The event was attended by H.G Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda in his capacity as the chairman of the board of trustees and chancellor of CUE, Dr. Najeeb Rassam, Member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Riadh Francis the university President and Vice Chancellor, the Executive Vice-Chancellor for Administration Rev. Fr. Dankha Joola, member of the academic and admins staff in addition to students and alumni.

Since its founding on 8 December 2015 by his Grace Archbishop Warda, the university has played an important role in introducing up-to-date teaching programs, employing qualified teaching staff and embracing students from different social, ethnic and educational backgrounds in a bid to boost social integration regardless of race, faith, or ethnicity.

The ceremony began with a speech by H.G. Archbishop Warda. This was followed by a speech by Dr. Riadh Francis. In their speeches, both expressed their will and resolute to support and advance the vision and mission of the university, keep pace with the modern teaching and learning, and work to overcome challenges.

The event was concluded by a cake cutting ceremony followed by jubilations in which both students and staff took part.