Workshops: Guidelines

Guidelines to Hold a Scientific Workshop

The NUR is highly supporting the Departments and Faculties at KRG-Universities to hold national and International Scientific Workshops. To assure a quality conference, better electronic presence and saving the rights of the University, the NUR is taking the attention of all who may concern at the University that holding a workshop, national or international, should comply with the regulation of the Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) and NUR. The difference between a workshop and a conference is that workshops are generally smaller than conferences, and are usually only a day or two long, with no less than 2 hrs, and are dedicated to discussing a specific topic. The workshop is different than the Seminar . The Seminar depends on a presenter who presents his topic to audience, whereas, in the workshop there is a sort or lecturing, training and discussion, in addition to the presentation. The Workshop needs participants inputs, whereas, the Seminar does not. The Workshop is active, whereas, the Seminar is passive.


Holding a National Workshop
  1. The workshop should be under a clear title. 
  2. The topics should be indicated.
  3. The workshop should indicate, clearly, the Department or the Faculty that will be responsible for the conference, scientifically.
  4. The workshop should be announced with a University/College decree, at least 1 month, before the date of the workshop.
  5. The workshop should be announced in the University website, indicating the title, number of participants, time, date, place, presenters/Instructors names and their affiliation, and attached photos.
  6. The workshop can not be held without, at least, 15 participants.

Holding an International Workshop
  1. The workshop should be under a clear title. 
  2. The topics should be indicated.
  3. The workshop should indicate, clearly, the Department or the Faculty that will be responsible for the conference, scientifically.
  4. The workshop should be announced with a University/College decree, at least 3 months, before the date of the workshop.
  5. The workshop should be announced in the University website, indicating the title, number of participants, time, date, place, presenters/Instructors names and their affiliation, and attached photos.
  6. The workshop can not be held without, at least, 30 participants.
  7. 50% of the presenters/Instructors at the workshop should be from Universities or Organization outside Iraq.

last update: 30 January 2018.