Kurdistan International Studies Unit

The Kurdistan International Studies Unit is leading Leicester's research in the field of Kurdish Studies,supporting both research impact and teaching.
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Aims and Objectives

The establishment of KISU with the aim of bridging the gap in institutionalized research in the field of Kurdish politics and IR in the United Kingdom and particularly at the University of Leicester. The School of History,
Politics & IR enriches its research foci and offers its students a holistic knowledge of history, politics and international relations including those of the Middle Eastern region with particular emphasis on the Kurds and their regional and international interactions. The underpinning objective is to increase the understanding of the reality and role of the Kurds in international politics. As a result, a related aim would be the development of relations with international organisations and connections with other Kurdish Centres, particularly in Europe and the US.

Funding

KISU aspires to attract research grants and, possibly fellowships. In the long term the Unit would look to into introducing language training courses.

Teaching

KISU aims to offer modules related to the Kurds and their regional and international interactions for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This could lead to the design and implementation of further training and relevant courses.

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For queries and further information please contact KISU@leicester.ac.uk

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Board of Examiner Chair Training Oct 23, 2018
Working Together Oct 24, 2018
Word - Long Documents Additional Features Oct 25, 2018
Fire Safety Awareness Oct 25, 2018
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Oct 25, 2018
Mutation and selection in bacteria: modelling and calibration Oct 25, 2018
Introduction to Procurement Oct 26, 2018
PhD Students: Introduction to EndNote Oct 26, 2018
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Oct 26, 2018
Examining Research Degree Theses Oct 26, 2018
2018 Brixworth Lecture. Michael Wood: King Æthelstan and the Making of England Oct 27, 2018
2018 Brixworth Lecture. Michael Wood: King Æthelstan and the Making of England Oct 27, 2018
Excel - Pivot Tables for Analysing Data Oct 29, 2018
PhD Students: Introduction to RefWorks Oct 30, 2018
Advanced EndNote Oct 30, 2018
RefWorks Oct 30, 2018
Free Film Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Oct 30, 2018
Funders and Ideas Oct 30, 2018
Formative Assessment in Science for Primary Teachers Oct 30, 2018
Conversations with Purpose (Workshop Session) Oct 31, 2018
Survey and Questionnaire Design Oct 31, 2018
Managing Research Projects Oct 31, 2018
Project Design and Budget Oct 31, 2018
Introduction to Version Control Oct 31, 2018
Access - Build a Database Oct 31, 2018
Mapping data with Google Fusion Tables Oct 31, 2018
Writing the proposal Oct 31, 2018
Mapping Data with Google Fusion Tables Oct 31, 2018
Guided IT Learning Session Nov 01, 2018
Advanced literature searching Nov 01, 2018
Transferring to a Non-Academic Career Nov 01, 2018
An Overview of Recent Work in Signal Processing and Machine Learning Nov 01, 2018
Coping With Stress Nov 02, 2018
Systematic Reviews Nov 05, 2018
PhD Students & Staff: Search strategies for systematic reviews Nov 05, 2018
Basic Python Programming for Researchers Nov 05, 2018
Basic stats Exploratory analysis and introduction to sampling distributions Nov 06, 2018
Supporting Colleagues in applying for HEA Fellowship Nov 06, 2018
Public Engagement for Researchers Nov 06, 2018
Primary Science Coordinators Network Meeting Nov 06, 2018
Turning Point Alcohol and Drugs Training Nov 07, 2018
NVivo11 Support Drop-in Session Nov 07, 2018
Playing with Shakespeare - Meddling with Macbeth Nov 07, 2018
Linux Introduction Nov 07, 2018
CLEAPSS: Safety with Chemicals for Technicians Nov 08, 2018
SAP Training for Research Projects Nov 08, 2018
Basic stats Methodology of hypothesis testing Nov 08, 2018
Radiation Safety Training Nov 08, 2018
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Nov 08, 2018
Word - Long Document Essentials Nov 08, 2018
To be added Nov 08, 2018
OneNote - Collect, Organise and Share Information Nov 09, 2018
PhD Students: Finding Grey Literature Nov 09, 2018
Basic stats Basic types of test and study design Nov 09, 2018
Working Together Nov 12, 2018
Genetic Modification: Regulations and Risk Assessment Nov 13, 2018
SPSS Data management and introduction Nov 13, 2018
Publishing with IEEE: Workshop at University of Leicester Nov 13, 2018
Excel - Take Time to Learn Nov 14, 2018
An Intermediate Course in R Programming Nov 14, 2018
Introduction to Programming in Python for Researchers Nov 14, 2018
Professional Network for Maths Subject Leaders Nov 14, 2018
Student Records System - Marks Entry Nov 14, 2018
Student Lifecycle Systems Overview Nov 15, 2018
SPSS Describing and exploring data Nov 15, 2018
To be added Nov 15, 2018
Guided IT Learning Session Nov 16, 2018
Peer Review Essentials Nov 16, 2018
CLEAPSS: Keep it Safe! Health & Safety in Practical Science for New Teachers Nov 19, 2018
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Nov 20, 2018
EndNote Nov 20, 2018
Risk Assessment Training Nov 20, 2018
CLEAPSS - Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Nov 21, 2018
Classical Civilisation Teachers’ Workshop (KS4/GCSE) Nov 21, 2018
Turning Point Alcohol and Drugs Training Nov 21, 2018
NVivo11 Introductory Training Workshop Nov 21, 2018
Basic Python Programming for Researchers Nov 21, 2018
High Performance Computing at Leicester Nov 21, 2018
Interdisciplinarity Nov 21, 2018
OneNote - Collect, Organise and Share Information Nov 22, 2018
Research Ethics in Practice non NHS Nov 22, 2018
How to Succeed at Employment Interviews Nov 22, 2018
To be added Nov 22, 2018
MRC Conference 2018: Troublesome Elements Nov 23, 2018
RefWorks Nov 23, 2018
Manual Handling Training Nov 26, 2018
Big Data and Social Media Research Nov 26, 2018
Access - Queries Nov 27, 2018
Copyright and your PhD thesis Nov 27, 2018
CLEAPSS: supporting safe practical microbiology. Nov 28, 2018
Getting a Feel For Ethnography Nov 28, 2018
Guided IT Learning Session Nov 28, 2018
Conversations with Purpose (Workshop Session) Nov 29, 2018
Recruitment and Selection Workshop Nov 29, 2018
To be added Nov 29, 2018
Networking with fun and confidence and professionalism Nov 30, 2018
Networking with fun and confidence and professionalism Nov 30, 2018
Using Focus Groups in Research Nov 30, 2018
Word - Long Document Essentials Dec 03, 2018
OneNote - Collect, Organise and Share Information Dec 04, 2018
STEM for your Primary School Dec 04, 2018
Technicians Network Meetings Dec 05, 2018
Excel - Pivot Tables for Analysing Data Dec 05, 2018
Departmental Safety Self-Inspections Dec 05, 2018
Introduction to Health and Safety at the University Dec 05, 2018
Word - Long Documents Additional Features Dec 05, 2018
Research Impact Dec 05, 2018
Influencing skills workshop Dec 06, 2018
Excel - Take Time to Learn Dec 06, 2018
To be added Dec 06, 2018
Working Together Dec 07, 2018
Basic Lucre Dec 10, 2018
Professional Development of External Examiners Dec 12, 2018
Advanced Lucre Dec 12, 2018
Guided IT Learning Session Dec 13, 2018
Moving Beyond Your Current Contract Dec 13, 2018
To be added Dec 13, 2018
Medtech Product Development Dec 14, 2018
Effective Contract Management Dec 14, 2018
Recruitment and Selection Workshop Dec 19, 2018
Guided IT Learning Session Jan 08, 2019
Turning Point Alcohol and Drugs Training Jan 16, 2019
Graphical Presentation of Data in R base graphics Jan 16, 2019
SAP Finance: Introduction and Reports Jan 21, 2019
EndNote Jan 22, 2019
Research Ethics in Practice non NHS Jan 22, 2019
Primary NQT Conference Jan 23, 2019
RefWorks Jan 24, 2019
SAP Finance: Journals and Manual Commitments Jan 25, 2019
Introduction to Procurement Jan 25, 2019
SAP Finance: Everything You Need to Know About SIOs Jan 29, 2019
Graphical Presentation of Data in R ggplot2 Jan 30, 2019
SAP Finance: Advanced Cost Centre Reports Feb 01, 2019
Systematic Reviews Feb 07, 2019
Linear Regression 1 An Introduction to the Concepts Feb 08, 2019
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Feb 11, 2019
Basic Statistics with R Feb 13, 2019
Advanced EndNote Feb 14, 2019
Linear Regression 2 A Practical Guide Feb 15, 2019
Examining Research Degree Theses Feb 18, 2019
Analysis of Variance using R Feb 27, 2019
CLEAPSS: Health & Safety for Heads of Science Mar 04, 2019
Basic stats Exploratory analysis and introduction to sampling distributions Mar 06, 2019
CLEAPSS: Making Science Fun, Safe and Memorable Mar 07, 2019
Basic stats Methodology of hypothesis testing Mar 07, 2019
Basic stats Basic types of test and study design Mar 08, 2019
SPSS Data management and introduction Mar 12, 2019
Linear Regression Model using R Mar 13, 2019
CLEAPSS - Health and Safety for Science Technicians Mar 14, 2019
SPSS Describing and exploring data Mar 14, 2019
CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe & Successful Classroom Physics Mar 20, 2019
Effective Contract Management Mar 29, 2019
Research Ethics in Practice non NHS Apr 10, 2019
EndNote May 07, 2019
CLEAPSS - An Introduction to Preparing Solutions & Apparatus safely for Technicians May 09, 2019
RefWorks May 09, 2019
Managing Research Projects May 14, 2019
SAP Training for Research Projects May 21, 2019
Mapping data with Google Fusion Tables May 21, 2019
Finding Grey Literature May 23, 2019
Introduction to Procurement May 24, 2019
Advanced EndNote May 30, 2019
Basic stats Exploratory analysis and introduction to sampling distributions Jun 03, 2019
Basic stats Methodology of hypothesis testing Jun 06, 2019
An Intermediate Course in R Programming Jun 06, 2019
Basic stats Basic types of test and study design Jun 07, 2019
Supervising Research Degree Candidates Jun 10, 2019
SPSS Data management and introduction Jun 11, 2019
SPSS Describing and exploring data Jun 13, 2019
Technicians Conference Jun 14, 2019
Examining Research Degree Theses Jun 17, 2019
Research Ethics in Practice non NHS Jun 18, 2019
Effective Contract Management Jun 28, 2019
Graphical Presentation of Data in R base graphics Jul 02, 2019
CLEAPSS: Health and Safety update for science teachers Jul 04, 2019
Introduction to Procurement Aug 30, 2019
Effective Contract Management Oct 25, 2019
Introduction to Procurement Dec 06, 2019
TBA Dec 30, 2020
TBA Dec 30, 2020
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United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: HyPIR@le.ac.uk

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Contact KISU

Kurdistan International Studies Unit
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

KISU@leicester.ac.uk

Contact Details

Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester 
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: politics@le.ac.uk