The DQA at KOU Held its First Meeting in the Academic Year (2021-2022) with the Faculties QA Officers

Salah I. Yahya; Koya UniversityOn 12th September 2021, the Directorate of the Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development (DQA&CD) at Koya University (KOU) had a meeting with the Faculties QA officers. This is the first meeting that was held in the new academic year 2021-2022 with QA officers. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Salah I. Yahya, the Director of the DQA&CD.
The meeting discussed the follwing important matters:

  1. The new MMS application.
  2. Launching new websites for the Faculties and Schools.
  3. Discussing the QA general report of the academic year 2020-2021.
  4. The QA Handbook.
  5. The curriculum and the LMS Moodle.

The meeting participants:

  1. Prof. Salah I. Yahya, Director, DQA&CD
  2. Dr. Yadgar Kamal Ahmmad, Officer, FHSS-QA
  3. Mr. Ribwar Kermanj Abdulrahman, Officer, FENG-QA
  4. Ms. Hanaa Ali Muhammad, Officer, FSCH-QA
  5. Mr. Muhammed K. Saedgul Barzinji, Officer, FEDU-QA
  6. Ms. Bnar Jalal Muhammed, Officer, SMED-QA
  7. Mr. Hedy Qasm Baez Shexany, Officer, SPHE-QA
  8. Mr. Aso Ibrahim, DQA&CD
  9. Mr. Othman Kamal, DQA&CD
  10. Miss. Chra Maroof, DQA&CD


Salah I. Yahya; 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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