Dentistry Faculty in Tishk International University (TIU) started the first Joint Master Program in collaboration with Hawler Medical University (HMU) on April ,2018. On 12th August of 2020 , the third master defense session of the Joint Program was held in the presence of Dr.Duran Kala , the Dean of Dentistry Faculty -TIU , Dr.Rebuar Fadhil , the chief of Postgraduate Studies office-TIU , Dr. Diyar Khalid , the chief of Postgraduate Studies office-HMU and master defense committee members.

Botan Abdullah Mustafa which was one of the five master candidates in the Orthodontics Department -Dentistry Joint program, presented his thesis to the discussion committee under the title of (Cephalometric Norms of Erbil Kurdish Adults According to the Steiner Analysis).

The master discussion committee members were :
1- Prof. Dr.Hussien Obeydi ,PhD., Mosul university, Chairman.
2- Assist. Prof. Dr.Fadhil Abdulkarim, PhD., Suleymani university, Member.
3- Dr. Omar Sabah,Lecturer, PhD., TIU, Member.
4- Assist. Prof. Dr.Bayan Abdullah Hassan, PhD., Hawler Medical University, Member and thesis supervisor.

After a long scientific discussion with the candidate, the master discussion committee accepted the thesis successfully with recommending some adjustments to be done within one month and congratulated the student for his  great effort and high performance in the presentation and through the two years of his study.
Strict precautions and health regulations including wearing masks and applying social distancing rules for protection against the COVID-19 pandemic were applied during the defense session.