Environmental Research Centre



      The Iraqi environment is suffering of problems and risks as a result of the damage inflicted during the past decades, which led to the deterioration of the basic components seriously can continue its negative effects for years. Such problems invited the interested people and environmentalists to the founding of Environmental Research Center (ERC) at the University of Technology in 2004. The decision issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in accordance with the Law No. (1) for the year 1995 concerning the Research Centers work to unite efforts in all fields and levels, and to develop effective solutions to reduce the environmental pollution risks by contributing serious and effective actions and activating the role of scientific research and its applications in a realistic and concrete way to protect the environment and ensure the achievement of the overall development and contribute in maintaining the ecological balance. The center has been struggling in the search for scientific cooperation with institutions and organizations concerned with the issue of the Iraqi environment to work on the development of his work and the development of research capacity mechanisms, as well as the training and rehabilitation of faculty and technical personnel's.


      The center works hard to obtain the academic accreditation and the local, global prominence in scientific research (academic and applicable) towards a clean environment, sound economy and serious participation in concretization of principles of sustainable development.   


      Consolidating the principles of the scientific research to face the current environmental challenges, preparing an integrated system of plans, programs and prominent scientific researches and promoting partnership with governmental institutions and civil community bodies that deal with the issues of environment.  


      Preparing sound conditions for the scientific researches through providing most modern and sophisticated equipments and facilities.
 Ÿ Participating in planning proper strategic policies to face environmental erosion and to protect natural resources via using possible alternative, promoting facilities and modern environmental technology.
 Ÿ  Consolidating the social participation education, environmental sustainable development and environmental awareness for all Iraqi sectors.  
 Ÿ Other tasks
* Exchanging scientific consultations and experiences.
* Offering lab services and other facilities.
* Encouraging social cooperation
* Executing research projects, training courses and workshops in the environmental subjects.
* Trying to link our center with the local community.