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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Manual Handling Training Mar 19, 2019
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Early Career Researchers Mar 19, 2019
Applying for HEA Fellowship through the PEERS Experiential Route – an overview Mar 19, 2019
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Mar 19, 2019
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Guided IT Learning Session Apr 30, 2019
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SAP Finance: Journals and Manual Commitments May 01, 2019
Radiation Safety Training May 01, 2019
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Departmental Safety Self-Inspections May 09, 2019
SAP Finance: Advanced Cost Centre Reports May 10, 2019
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Collect, organise and share information using OneNote May 13, 2019
Ogden Trust Early Years CPD with 'Science Talk' Resource Box May 13, 2019
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) May 13, 2019
Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables May 13, 2019
Guided IT Learning Session May 14, 2019
Recruitment and Selection Training (Refresher) May 14, 2019
Managing Research Projects May 14, 2019
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SAP Training for Research Projects May 21, 2019
Risk Assessment Training May 21, 2019
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Manual Handling Training May 22, 2019
Learn to Program via Python May 22, 2019
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Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) May 23, 2019
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Guided IT Learning Session May 31, 2019
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Basic stats Methodology of hypothesis testing Jun 06, 2019
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Guided IT Learning Session Jun 10, 2019
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CLEAPSS - Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Jun 19, 2019
Guided IT Learning Session Jun 19, 2019
Managing your research data how to organise, store and share your research findings Jun 20, 2019
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Manage long documents in Word - Part 2 - Additional Features Jun 25, 2019
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Jun 26, 2019
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Conversations with Purpose (Workshop Session) Jun 27, 2019
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Graphical Presentation of Data in R base graphics Jul 02, 2019
Radiation Safety Training Jul 03, 2019
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Guided IT Learning Session Jul 05, 2019
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Genetic Modification: Regulations and Risk Assessment Jul 17, 2019
Manual Handling Training Jul 18, 2019
Guided IT Learning Session Jul 18, 2019
SAP Finance: Journals and Manual Commitments Jul 19, 2019
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Recruitment and Selection Training (Refresher) Jul 24, 2019
SAP Finance: Advanced Cost Centre Reports Jul 25, 2019
Guided IT Learning Session Aug 01, 2019
Departmental Safety Self-Inspections Aug 08, 2019
Risk Assessment Training Aug 20, 2019
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Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Sep 11, 2019
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Sep 13, 2019
Manual Handling Training Sep 20, 2019
Conversations with Purpose (Workshop Session) Sep 26, 2019
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Departmental Safety Self-Inspections Nov 07, 2019
Genetic Modification: Regulations and Risk Assessment Nov 13, 2019
Student Records System - Marks Entry Nov 14, 2019
Manual Handling Training Nov 18, 2019
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Nov 18, 2019
Risk Assessment Training Nov 19, 2019
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Nov 25, 2019
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Nov 27, 2019
Introduction to Procurement Dec 06, 2019
TBA Dec 30, 2020
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Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
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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