KOU Held a Training Course on Academic Ethics and Integrity

In the Koya University ongoing to enhance excellence across the range of academic practice by developing individuals and championing development provision across the University, an intensive training course was held for its academic staff entitled “academic ethics and integrity”. The course that started on the 19th of May 2020, and last for seven days, was organised by Pedagogy and Academic Development Centre (PADC) in collaboration with the Department of Chemister, Faculty of Science and Health. 

The course was delivered by Dr. Bnar J. Ahmed and focuses on the core principles of academic ethics and integrity through introducing key concepts of research ethics and integrity and providing an overview of the issues the academic staff needs to consider. 

On the 27th of May 2021, the course closing ceremony was held at the University conference hall and attended by course participants and Dr. Haider Lashkry, the vice president for scientific & postgraduate affairs, Dr. Taha Omar, Dean of Faculty of Science and Health, and Mr. Rebaz M. Mustafa, head of the Department of Chemistry.  The ceremony started with a speech from Dr. Haider Lashkry who announce the  establishment of a committee to set out the University code of ethics. 

Training Course Program:

Day Topic Learning Method Date/Time
One Introduction: What is Ethics? Why should I be ethical? Face-to-face 19th May 2021, 9:30 am – 01:00 pm, Presidency conference hall
Two Ethical Decision Making Online/Google meet 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Three Ethics of Teaching Online/Google meet 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Harassment and Bullying Workplace bullying Online/Google meet 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Five Discrimination at Workplace Online/Google meet 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Six Publication Ethics Online/Google meet 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Seven Academic Integrity Face-to-face 27th May 2021, 9:30 am – 01:00 pm, Presidency conference hall

Number of participnts: 56 academics


Haidar Lashkry; Koya University


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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