Koya University with Cihan University-Sulaimani Held a Joint Workshop

The Department of Architectural Engineering at Koya University and the Department of Architectural Engineering at Cihan University-Sulaimani held a joint workshop entitled "Issues in Contemporary Architectural Education." The workshop was held during the period of 2nd-3rd March 2022. This workshop was a scientific gathering that brought experts from the two universities to discuss wide range of architectural education issues. In addition to discussing the difficulties associated with architectural learning, it aimed to answer questions about innovative pedagogy and new techniques used in architectural education that are beneficial to both teachers and students.

Day #1: Presentations

  1. Dr. Nahedh Al-Qemaqchi, Cihan University-Sulaimani: Enhancing Creativity in Architecture
  2. Dr. Nahedh Al-Qemaqchi, Cihan University-Sulaimani: Semiotics Problems in Architecture

Day #2: Round table supervisors:

  1. Dr. Nahedh Al-Qemaqchi, Cihan University-Sulaimani: Syntactic and semantic problems in architecture education
  2. Mr. Azad Alsaati, Koya University: Some characteristics of architecture from my experience in architectural teaching and work
  3. Ms. Manar Nazar, Koya University: Reviewing a number of software relating architectural teaching
  4. Mr. Dawa Azad, Koya University: Reviewing a number of software relating architectural teaching
  5. Dr. Wezha Hawez Baiz, Koya University: Compendium of new Approaches in Architectural Education





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) The University of Greenwich in the UKCihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021). Koya University is a memebr of The Association of Arab Universities and the International Association of Universities.



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