A Delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education of the Federal Government Visited Koya University

KOUOn Monday, July 4, 2022, a high-level five-member delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Federal Government led by Dr. Haider Hassan Mashali, Director of Department of Education and Planning, visited Koya University. After welcoming the guest delegation by the President Koya University, Dr. Mohammed Hasib, the deldation held a meeting with the University Council. At the beginning,Dr. Mohammad Haseeb welcomed the guests and gave a speech on the history, structure, position and importance of Koya University.

Then, Dr. Haidar Lashkry, the Vice Presidents for Scientific Affairs of Koya University,  presented a summary about the Fculties, Departments, Research Centers, Infrastructure, Academic Staff and Students in Koya University. In response, the head of the Ministry Delegation, Dr. Haider Hassan Mashali, thanked them for the hospitality and warm welcome and explained the purpose of their visit to Koya University and the needs they want. After the meeting, the delegation made their first visit to the Faculty of Education where they visited all departments and classrooms and in the following days they visited other Faculties, Departments, General Registry and University Centers.




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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