KOU in Group-B University Ranking, according to NUR 2019-Edition

On January 9th, 2020, The National University Ranking (NUR-MHE) announced its 2019-Edition for the University Ranking in Kurdistan Region. In 2019-Edition, none of the Universities were in group A. Koya University was ranked in Group-B, among the top Universities in Kurdistan Region. The Announcement ceremony was in Sheraton Erbil Hotel. The Ceremony of announcement was presented by H.E.The Minister of Minstery of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

A delegation of Koya university attended the ceremony:

  1. Prof. Dr. Wali Hamad, President of Koya University,
  2. Dr. Haidar Lashkry, Vice-President of Koya University.
  3. Prof. Dr. Salah Ismaeel Yahya, Director of QA&CD and NUR committee member and technical admin.
  4. Mr. Ribwar Abdulrahman, TQA officer, Faculty of Engineering.

It is worthy to mention that the Koya University and for the 4th Editin is ranked in Group B, were none of the Universities in Kurdistan region were ranked in Group A.


Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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