Duhok Polytechnic University recognizes the critical importance of faculty and staff availability within the Entrepreneurship Center to ensure its success and effectiveness. While our primary commitment is providing quality education to our students, we understand that the Entrepreneurship Center is a valuable resource for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial skills. To support the Center, we are dedicated to exploring ways to allocate dedicated faculty and staff members to its activities. We are assessing the feasibility of temporarily releasing selected faculty and staff from some of their other duties to enhance their availability within the Entrepreneurship Center. This approach aligns with our commitment to both education and entrepreneurship and reflects our determination to create a thriving environment for aspiring entrepreneurs. Below is the list of our faculty members who work actively at the center:


Assistant Prof. Dr. Firas Mahmood Mustafa

Firas Mahmood Mustafa is an academic specializing in Computer Engineering, celebrated for his remarkable expertise and active engagement in various roles. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of Director of the Scientific Research unit at Duhok Polytechnic University's Technical College of Engineering. Dr. Mustafa has made many contributions to the realm of academia and the scientific community, as evidenced by his active role as a reviewer for several international conferences. Beyond his academic contributions, Dr. Mustafa demonstrates a profound dedication to continuous learning and professional development. He has completed training programs and workshops related to education and engineering, with a noteworthy focus on eLearning. His active participation in the OPATEL project, a collaborative effort with the European Union, underscores his commitment to advancing educational methods.

As a passionate educator, Dr. Mustafa's impact goes beyond the confines of the classroom. He actively participates as a committee member in organizing workshops, seminars, and conferences, contributing significantly to higher education and research. His affiliation with prestigious organizations, including the IEEE, Iraqi Engineers Association, Kurdistan Engineers Union, and Iraqi Association for Computer Science, reflects his recognition within the academic and professional community. Dr. Mustafa also serves as a valuable consultant to the Iraqi business community, offering his extensive insights and expertise. Dr. Firas Mahmood Mustafa is more than an academic; he is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and global solutions. His impressive participation in the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge by IREX led to him achieving the top rank in Cohorts VII and VI in 2022. Dr. Mustafa's enduring commitment to sustainability, evident through his involvement in multiple program cohorts, underscores his fervor for addressing global challenges and fostering positive change.


Assistant Prof. Dr. Ammar Isam

Ammar Isam Edress is an esteemed Assistant Professor with a profound background in Applied Mathematics. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, where he specialized in this field. Currently serving as the Vice Dean of the Technical College of Zakho, which operates under the purview of Duhok Polytechnic University, Dr. Edress has been an integral part of the university's fabric since 2006. Throughout his tenure at Duhok Polytechnic University, Dr. Ammar Edress has undertaken diverse roles that span the realms of administration, education, and scholarly research. His dedicated contributions have left a lasting impact on the institution. Dr. Edress's professional journey includes a wealth of accomplishments and significant positions, such as managing the 2023 JOUSOUR Program with WFP, serving as the Organizational Admin for the DPU-Coursera for Campus Program in 2020, and his role as Program Manager of the Pre-sessional Course for Syrian Refugees program funded by HOPES-MADAD from 2017 to 2018.

His commitment to professional development is commendable, having completed numerous training courses across various disciplines. He has also been officially recognized as a Training Instructor (ToT) in E-learning by IREX, in Entrepreneurship by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and in Reference Management by Mendeley®. Dr. Ammar Isam Edress, as an Assistant Professor, possesses a rich skill set encompassing people and project management, academic expertise, and proficiency in IT tools. His extensive experience and dedication to research and education make him an invaluable asset in the academic sphere.


Dr. Karwan Al-Dosakee

Karwan Al-Dosakee is a dedicated academic with a rich background in Computer Information Systems and IT management. He earned his Master's Degree in Management of IT from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2013 and completed his PhD in Computer Information Systems in 2023. Dr. Al-Dosakee's academic journey began in 2013, and since then, he has actively contributed to academia and professional development. His expertise extends to various domains, including Project Management, HR development, and higher education. He was a participant in the UNILEAD program funded by DAAD, which emphasized Project Management and HR development. Dr. Al-Dosakee played a pivotal role in several Institutional Development Projects funded by Erasmus+ and was actively involved in the Technology and Entrepreneurship program.

With a keen interest in learning and development, Dr. Al-Dosakee attended various conferences, workshops, and training sessions in different parts of the world, honing his skills and knowledge. His commitment to improving education and his efforts in bridging the gap between academia and the professional world are commendable. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Al-Dosakee has been a proactive volunteer and member of several organizations and syndicates related to education, engineering, and computer science. His wide-ranging involvement and enthusiasm for academic research underscore his dedication to contributing to the field of education and technology.


Mr. Bewar Sulaiman Haji

Bewar Sulaiman Haji is an accomplished academic and career development professional based in Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Holding an M.Sc. in International Business Management from the University of Huddersfield, UK, he currently serves as an Assistant Lecturer and Director of the Career Development Center at Duhok Polytechnic University. His expertise bridges the gap between theoretical business education and real-world professional applications, with research interests spanning entrepreneurship, change management, organizational development, and organizational culture. Bewar has extensive experience in guiding students and alums in career preparation. His commitment to professional development is evident through his participation in various conferences, workshops, and training programs, both nationwide and internationally.


Ms Payman Jameel Hasan

Payman Jameel Hasan is a lecturer at Duhok Polytechnic University, where she is committed to nurturing the minds of aspiring individuals. Her academic journey began at the University of Duhok, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking, laying the foundation for my future endeavors. Payman is eager to delve deeper into the world of finance. She pursued a Master's in the Science of Finance at the Islamic International University of Malaysia. In addition to her role as a lecturer, she has ventured into the practical realm of finance and served as a finance officer and operational manager in non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These experiences not only honed her financial acumen but also instilled in her a keen understanding of the operational intricacies that underpin successful ventures.

As one of the founders of the Entrepreneurship Center at DPU, she is fueled by a passion for fostering innovation and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. Working within this dynamic environment, she is passionate about the opportunity to guide and support students in turning their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Payman believes in the transformative power of education and entrepreneurship and is dedicated to creating a lasting impact on the economic landscape of my community.