Koya University was established in Oct 2003. The university has been promoting academic research throughout its relative short history. As the university growth and global presence become more demanding Koya University needs to make its publication more accessible to wider users.
The publication explains that the Arab - Islamic conquest of Kurdistan led to a lot of political, social, administrative and religious developments. As a result, in the longue durée of the Middle Ages, the Arabic language becomes a legitimate language used in the areas under the Islamic caliphate, especially in the religious field. Consequently, the local languages had lost their position especially in the religious sphere.
Koya University attended an “International Conference on Blue Peace in the Middle East” which was held on March 18-19, 2015 in Amman, Jordan. The conference was planned in cooperation with the WANA Institute under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, and with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
In a special ceremony held on Tuesday January, 27, 2015, at 10: 00 a.m. at the Koya University Presidency Hall, and in the presence of Dr. Yousif Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the accompanying delegation, the former president of Koya University, Dr. Sa'eed Salih and his vice presidents, the deans of the faculties, the staff, teachers, and students of the university and the government's and parties' representatives, in addition to other personalities from Koya, Dr. Weli Mahmud was inaugurated as the new president of Koya University.
A new research paper entitled ‘’ Effect of the dopant salt on the optical parameters of PVA:NaNO3 solid polymer electrolyte ‘’ is being published by Koya University Researcher Dr. Fahmi Fariq, Head of Department of Physics and Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Health. The paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Material Science; Materials in Electronics, a peer reviewed journal which is disseminated by Springer. The journal has an impact factor of 1.966 currently.
Koya University has been selected by Erasmus Mundus Action 2 supported by Europen Union as one of the universities representing the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.
Koya University researcher Mr. Rebaz Anwar Omer, lecturer at Faculty of Science and Health, Department of Chemistry, has published a new article on "Hydrogels from Dextran and Soybean Oil by UV Photo-Polymerization" in the Journal of Applied Polymer Chemistry. The research study hydrogels were synthesized by UV photo-polymerization of hydrophilic dextran functionalized with acrylate Groups (Dex-A) and hydrophobic acrylate epoxidized soybean oil.
Koya University English Language Centre (KUELC) in association with Kaplan International KIC is a commercial unit at Koya University campus which will be run by leading qualified British language school Kaplan International with native English and skilled lecturers.