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 Researcher Mr. Ribwar Abdulrahman, a Lecturer at the faculty of Engineering (FENG), has published a new research paper on natural gas processing engineering, Effect of lean amine temperature on amine gas sweetening: case study and simulation.
Koya University Researcher Dr. Fahmi Fariq, Head of Department of Physics and Lecturer at the faculty of Science and Health, has published a new research paper on the Gaq3 material, a novel organometallic material which can be utilized in the Organic Electronics technology. The article is to be appeared in Materials Chemistry and Physics, and it is now available worldwide through the journal’s homepage. The core finding of this research work includes the modification of Gaq3 morphology to produce nanostructure patterns.
Koya University's academic member Mr Sarkawt Amir Sabir who is an assistant instructor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, has been selected among his candidate peers on a Fulbright Program to teach at Reed College, one of the prestigious colleges in Portland, Oregon, USA for whole academic year, August 2014-May 2015.
Interestingly, it is a nine-month non-degree program that provides young instructors an opportunity, apart from teaching, to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the cultures of the United States.
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.