On Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the presence of Mr. Qubad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Hasib Siddiq, the President of Koya University, senior government and party officials, members of the Koya University Council, instructors, and students at Koya University, a special activity was held as a symbol of the initiative "Green University" of the Koya University Strategic Plan, a tree has been planted by Mr. Qubad Talabani, the Deputy Prime Minister of the KRG.

Along with members of the university council and the president of Koya University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Hasib Siddiq, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Qubad Talabani and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir visited the student chess tournament, futsal match, and company entrepreneurship exhibition as part of the announcing Green University initiate at Koya University.

In an impressive event last year, Koya University announced its five-year strategic plan. One of the seven primary pillars of Koya University's strategic plan is the establishment of the "Green University."

Green Koya University

Green Koya University

Green Koya University

Green Koya University



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 a 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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