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Computer and Internet Center

Director: Karwan Jaafer Doskee
Masters in Information Management

About the Center
Established in 1995, this center is affiliated with the Office of the Vice-President for Scientific Affairs. Specialists in computer programming,to provide and administer internet services , as well as providing maintenance services for all the colleges and centers associated with the university. The center arranges training courses through the CISCO Networking Academy (CAN), both inside and outside the university, for students and faculty. In cooperation with Central Bureau for Admission in Erbil, the center is responsible for arranging student admissions at the beginning of the academic year. It is also responsible for publishing and updating the university website.

Network and Internet Section

The Network and Internet Section provides internet services for the entire University. All the faculties and departments of the University are connected with the Computer Center via a wireless network. This represents the WAN infrastructure. Every faculty has its own local network (LAN) which provides internet for the laboratories, departments, and management offices.

The university, subscribed to an international internet service provider (Sky Vision) with a bandwidth of 4 Mbps. This internet service is distributed throughout the university campuses and sites via dedicated hardware and software to provide secure and comfortable surfing.

Furthermore, this section offers consultation services in the field of new network installations and provides the necessary devices and services to maintain and upgrade the current network.

Maintenance Section
This section is responsible for providing maintenance services to all faculties and centers associated with the University of Duhok regarding hardware, software and solving technical computer problems. In addition, consultations are offered in the field of computer maintenance for University members interested in upgrading their computer maintenance skills.

University of Duhok CISCO Networking Academy (CNA)
This academy is certified by CISCO and is the first to be established in any of Kurdistan's universities. The academy program started its first course (CCNA1) in October 12, 2006.

CISCO has designed an entire course curriculum offering a comprehensive list of courses, each for duration of 42 hours.

Currently, the University of Duhok CISCO Networking Academy offers CCNA 1 and CCNA2. The academy is planning to include CCNA3, CCNA4, and IT Essential soon.

The CISCO Networking Academy Program is an e-learning model that delivers Web-based educational content, online assessment, student performance tracking, and instructor training and support, as well as preparation for industry standard certification. With a curriculum developed by educational and networking experts, the Networking Academy Program is offered by high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and other academic programs, worldwide.

The Networking Academy program provides educational institutions with leading-edge IT curricula and hands-on lab exercises to train a workforce that may attract highly desirable technological employers.

Internet Laboratory
The Computer Center includes an Internet Laboratory dedicated to the graduate students of the University of Duhok. The lab provides internet and printing services for the students as well as technical advice and assistance.

Contact Information

Office: University Presidency