Curriculum Vitae

Polla Khanaqa is a full Professor in Kurdistan Instituition for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research, scientist with experiences as a university lecturer and with management experiences, and competences in the field of higher education and scientific research. His CV can be downloaded here.

Education and Qualifications:

  • 2013 - Upgrading to University Professor/ University of Sulaymaniyah, KRG/Iraq. The topic is about Geology, Sedimentology and Environment.
  • 2006 - Upgrading to Assistant Professor/ University of Sulamani, KRG/Iraq. The topic is about Geology, Sedimentology and Environment.
  • 1997-2000 - Post-Doctoral at the George-August University of Göttingen/ Centre for Geosciences, Germany. The topic is about Geology and Sedimentology/ Organic Petrology, Groundwater Management, Degradation of Organic Materials and Substances, Soil Science.
  • 1994-1997 - Doctoral Studies (Thesis) at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. The research topic is in the fields of Geology and Sedimentology/ Organic Petrology, degradation of Organic Materials, Soil Mechanics and Environment.
  • 1982-1989 - Geological and Paleontological Studies at the George-August University of Göttingen, Germany, Pre High Diploma (Bachelor) and High Diploma (Master). The topic is about Geology, Mineralogy and Organic Petrology.
  • 1980-1981 - German Language Course at the Goethe Institute
  • 1981-1982 - High school equalization at University of Bremen
  • 1978-1979 - General Certificate of Education, High school in Kirkuk-Iraq

Experience and Governmental Positions:

  • Since 2009 - Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research. Position: President of the Institution (www.kissr.org).
  • 2005-2008 - Kurdistan Technology Establishment. Position: President of the Establishment.
  • 1997-2003 - Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany/ Center of Geosciences. Position: Project Supervisor in the fields of Sedimentology, Organic Petrology and Hydrogeology; Supervising of Doctoral and of Diploma research & thesis Examining of water project in Arab countries; Lecturer in the fields of Peat Research and Fossil Energy and Organic Petrology
  • 1989-1995 - German Agriculture Social Society/ Göttingen Position: Project Supervisor in the fields of Environment, Rural development and Agriculture sociology

Vocational Training:

  • 8 / 2002 – 6 / 2003 - Management Training for Executive Personnel Topics: (Economy & Marketing, Economic Law, Techniques of Communication & Presentation) .

Languages:

  • Kurdish – Mother tongue.
  • German – Excellent.
  • English – Very Good.
  • Arabic – Very Good.
  • Greek & Turkish – necessary everyday-life proficiency.

Computer Skills:

  • GIS, MS-Office, Programs for editing data and photos.

Interests:

  • Chess, Table Tennis.