Huner Khayyat Started working at Salahaddin University - Erbil in March 1998 as a scientific researcher in the Geography Department - College of Arts.

Dr. Huner Khayyat has more than fifteen years of GIS experience working for NGOs, private sector companies, and for several Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministries as a GIS consultant and data analyst. 

Dr. Huner Khayyat holds Ph.D. in GIS & Remote Sensing – Climate Change with distinction from a joint PhD. research program between the University of Rome – La Sapienza and Salahaddin University – Erbil, and holds an MSc. with distinction in GIS & Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Planning and Urban Land Use Administration from the Salahaddin University – Erbil. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (Urban Planning and Management Domain) / International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) – University of Twente - Enschede, The Netherlands.

Dr. Huner Khayyat worked as a lecturer in different fields and topics to Postgraduate (Ph.D. and MSc.) and bachelor stage, like Applied GIS in Geology, Advanced GIS for Geology, Urban Geography, GIS, RS, Geomorphology, Physical Geography "in English", Human Geography "in English, Regional Planning, Geography of Natural Resources, Geography of the two America continents,.... etc.

Dr. Huner Khayyat is a co-founder of Kurdistan Geographers society and has more than 10 research pieces and articles published in different GIS, Remote Sensing and Geographic fields and contributed as co-author for a book entitled “Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS in Iraq” by Springer Nature.