A Delegation from Koya University Participated in an International Conference

Koya UniversityA delegation from Koya University participated in a conference on the rule of law in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) universities. On September 24, 2022, a delegation of Koya University consisting of Asst. Prof. Dr. Rostam Salam Aziz, VP for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Mr. Rekan Farhan Salih from the Directorate of Legal Affairs of Koya University

participated in a conference on the rule of law in Kurdistan Regional Universities.

The conference was organized by CZO and supported by the National Endowment for Democracy NED at Didaman Hotel in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region.

The aim of the conference was to strengthen the rule of law in higher education institutions in the Kurdistan Region and a panel entitled: "Higher Education Laws Between Implementation and Renewal Efforts" was held.

During the conference, a special report on the assessment of the rule of law in the universities of the Kurdistan Region was published.

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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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