It is an honor and a privilege be the first Honorary President of The British Royal University for Science and Technology. The emergence of any new institution of higher learning is a source of pleasure and excitement and the BRU particularly so. The new university offers opportunities to a pool of potential students with both the talent and commitment to make a success of the university experience. I look forward to working with students and staff on the Erbil campus throughout the period of my tenure as President. I am certain that participating in the development of the University will be a rewarding and satisfying experience for me and I will make every effort to encourage everyone I work with to share my enthusiasm for the enterprise. The official opening of the University will be my first opportunity to see the campus and learn about the plans for future developments, meantime I wish everyone a successful start to the new academic year.