This organization was firstly established under the name of Kurdistan Technology and Research Centres by Professor Dr. Polla Khanaqa with the support of the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government Omar Fatah, and Dr Akhtar Najmaddin, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in 2005. After that, Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research (KISSR) was established at the end of 2008 by Professor Dr. Polla Khanaqa, Proffessor Rizgar Jiyawk and their colleagues in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Council of Ministers – KRG. KISSR is the first research institution in Kurdistan Region, which is specialized for scientific research and strategic studies. It is a professional body which is home for around 200 local and international members. The academic members are responsible for activities such as conducting researches, lecturing at KISSR and other universities in KRI, opening training courses, etc.