Today, 23rd November 2021, Koya University held a national Symposium entitled "Towards Ensuring a Quality Learning and Teaching". The symposium was held in the auditorium of Koya University, where the Prdesident of KOU, the Vice Presidents, Deans and all academic staff atended this symposium. The symposium was started by a speech from the V.P. Dr. Haidar lashkry, then folowed by a presentation for 60 min by Pro. Salah I. Yahya, the Director of QA&CD. Finally a speech by the President of KOU, Prof. Wali Hamad, concluded the Symposium.

Title of the Symposium: Towards Ensuring a Quality Learning and Teaching
Number of participants: 300
Date: 23th November 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Place: Auditorium of KOU
Organizer: Koya University
Presenter: Prof. Dr. Salah I. Yahya

Symposium Agenda:

  1. The philosophy of education at KOU and its main issue.
  2. Bologna Process.
  3. Report of the QA for the academic year 2020-2021.
  4. New KOU websites and elctronic platforms.

Main topics and conclusions:

  1. Koya University is going to implement Bologna Process starting from the academic year 2022-2023
  2. Koya University started a new phase of Quality Assuranace, it is A Quality Assurance of Learning and Teaching


Koya University

Dr. Haydar Lashkry

Dr. Salah I. Yahya

Koya University Staff

Koya University Staff

Koya University Staff

Koya University Staff

Salah I. Yahya


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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