Japan Science Society and Nippon Foundation Donated Books to KOU with a Grant of JPY355,971

KoNippon Foundationya University library is being selected by the Japan Science Society and Nippon Foundation to receive up to 200 books through “Books for Understanding Japan” donation program, the READ JAPAN PROJECT. This program is opened to overseas libraries and the selected institutions receive a donation of up to 200 English books on Japan from the Nippon Foundation (JPY355,971). The books have been carefully chosen by a committee of 21 experts with extensive knowledge of Japan and cover five mail categories: Politics & International Relations, Economics & Business, Society & Culture, Literature & Arts, and History. The major objectives of the books are to develop a greater understanding of Japan, support study and research in Iraq, and enhance understanding between the two countries.

Worth mentions is the direct support that the applicant to this donation (Dr.-Ing. Rastee D. Ali) has received from the team of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil (former Head Consular Office of Japan in Erbil Ms. NAGAYAMA Yoshiko (San), and the present Head of Consular Office of Japan in Erbil Mr. ARAKAWA Mikihiro (San)), Asst. Prof. Dr. Haidar Lashkry (Vice President of Koya University for Scientific and Post-Graduate Affairs) and Mr. Aram Sami Qadir (Director of Central Library).



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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