On Tuesday Sebtember the 27th , a team of experts from the Geological Survey and Mining of Iraq at Baghdad pay a two-days scientific visit to Sulaimani University to strengthen scientific ties and relation with the department of geology at the Faculty of Science. It was also planned to follow up the organization and preparation of the International Workshop on the Geology of Zagros of Kurdistan Region. The Team is headed by Dr. Saad Z. Jassim a pioneer scientists and leading geological expert known widely for his outstanding books and publications on the geology of Iraq. It also includes Dr. Saffa Fuad, the assistant director of the state company of geological survey and mining , Mr. Varoujan Sessakian, the director of geological survey of Iraq, and Dr. Rafaa Z. Jassim, director of the scientific laboratories at the company.
The team had spent the day of Tuesday in a geologic field trip to Penjween accompanied by staff from our department of geology. On Wednesday two team members gave a double –headed seminar on the geology of Kurdistan and the tectonic map of Iraq:
The first By Dr. Saad Z. Jassim entitled “ The tectonic Evolution of Kurdistan and Iraq ”. The Second was given by Dr. Saffa Fuad on the preparation of the Tectonic Map of Iraq.
Both lectures were presented at hall G1 of the Geology department and attended by a big crowd of students, faculties , and professional geologist from directories and institutes of Sulaimani area as well as geologists from foreign oil companies.
The team met in the afternoon with the dean of Faculty of Science and discussed future cooperation and joint applied research projects.