On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the President of Koya University, Asst. Prof .Dr.  Mohammed Haseeb Sedeeq Zangana, welcomed a delegation consisting of the head of Kurdistan Aid KAID organization Mr. Fazil Kurdi, and the artist Rostam Aghala.

The meeting was held in the presence of the: V.P for student affairs, Asst. Prof. Dr. Qaraman Nadir Muhammad, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Dawan Jamal Owayez Hawezy, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Prof. Dr. Jabar Ahmed Abdulrahman, Director of Public Relations Dr. Hawkar Bapeer Bakir, Mr. Kawa Taib Jalal and the Director of Media and Communication Mr. Muhammed Karim Saedgul. to discuss shared topics between Koya University and Kurdistan Aid

The university president expressed his pleasure with the visit of Mr. Fazil Kurdi and brought out the importance of the partnership between Koya University and American universities through the Kurdistan Aid KAID organization, indicating the steps taken to implement these associations and the university's willingness to support all measures.

Additionally, Mr. Fazil Kurdi was delighted with his step into Koya University and spoke about Washington State University's willingness to have a cooperation with Koya University and to provide a financial (Grant) for the development of the cooperation.

Mr. Fazil explained the details of the financial support provided by Washington State University to support drug prevention research, including the opening of a department on drug abuse prevention at Koya General Hospital, a cooperation between the Department of Clinical Psychology at Koya University and Washington State University, and finally organizing a series of seminars and workshops.


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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