KOU Shows a Progress in the Jan. Edition-2021 of Webometrics

WebometricsOn Jan.28, 2021, the Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) has announced it January Edition of the year 2021. More than 31,000 worldwide universities were ranked, weher 30 universities from the Kurdistan Region-Iraq were listed in the ranking. Koya University ranked 8711 amon 31,153 worldwide universities and ranked 6 among the Universities in Kurdistan region.


Changes in the calculation of indicators

Published figures are RANKS (lower is better), intended for showing individual performances, but they are not the values used in the calculations. Due to technical issues several key changes (marked in red) have been done, so the following tablae describes the current methodology:

PRESENCE    This indicator has been discontinued    
VISIBILITY Web contents Impact  Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution's webpages (normalized and then the maximum value is chosen)  Ahrefs
Top cited researchers  Number of citations from Top 210 authors (excl. top 20 outliers)
  See Transparent Ranking for additional info, specially the reasons for exclusion
 Google Scholar
Top cited
 Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the 26 disciplines of the full database
  Data for the five year period: 2015-2019
  Scimago 40%


Koya University in Webometrcis


KOU in Webometrics



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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