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A KOU Professor Presented The University E-learning Experience in International Symposium

Dijlah University College; Salah I.YahyaDr. Salah I. Yahya, the director of Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development and a Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Koya University, participated in the online international sypmosium that hosted by Dijlah University College and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Baghdad, Iraq. Prof. Yahya presented the Koya University experience in the E-learning. The presentation is entitled: "Adoption and implementation of e-learning in universities, the Iraqi Experience - Koya University as a model."


KOU Senior Lecturer Published a Research Article with Elsevier

Journal of King Saud University, Engineering SciencesAssistant Professor Dr. Taghreed Khaleefa Mohammed Ali at the Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Koya University with a research group from other Iraqi University, published a research article entitled “Fresh and hardened properties of lightweight self-compacting concrete containing walnut shells as coarse aggregate” in the  Journal of King Saud University – Engineering Sciences . The paper presents the mechanical properties of sustainable SCC made by using ground walnut shells. The Journal of King Saud University – Engineering Sciences is indexed by SCOPUS with Quartitle: Q1.


KOU Launches a Smart Search Engine for Scientific Journal Indexes

jindexToday, 27th May 2020, the deirectorate of Quality Assurance at Koya University launched a smart search engine web-application. This search engine helps the academics and researchers to search for any scientific journal indexes by one click. The search engine (jindex) is capable to search 7 databases belong to the Clarivate analytics cores database of the WOS (SCIE, SSCI, AHCI and ESCI), Scopus, Scimago and DOAJ. The jindex application can be reache via the following link:

A KOU Teaching Staff Got a Deposited Paper to the SPIE Deference + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum

SPIE; The International Society of Optics and PhotonicsDr. Rasber Dh. Rashid from the Department of Software EngineeringFaculty of Engineering at Koya University, presented a research paper in the Mobile Image Exploitation and Learning 2020 Conference and the paper is deposited in the SPIE Deference + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum.  The paper entitled "Cover Image Selection for Embedding Based on Different Criteria."

A Scientific Cooperation between KOU and Aberystwyth University to Coordinate an International Ph.D. Project

Aberystwyth UniversityOne of the fruitful outcomes of the cooperation between Koya University and Aberystwyth University, Wales, is Dr. Sarbast Mohammad Salih Nabi starts to coordinate a scientific project of two Canadian PhD. Candidates. Dr. Nabi is a senior lecturer and an assistant Prof. at the Malai Gawra Center, Koya University. The Ph.D. candidates are Mr. Haval Ahmed, a researcher in the Department of International Politics at  Aberystwyth University, Wales, and Ms. Emma MacTavish, a researcher in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham.

KOU Starts the Online Training Program with IREX, MHE-IRAQ and MHE-KRG

IREX; Koya UniversityToday, the preliminary session (virtual teatime) for the Iraqi Universities coordinators started the online E-Learning Professional Training Program that organized by IREX with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-IRAQ and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research -KRG. The online training program will last till the first week of June 2020. The Koya University team is represented by:


A KOU Teaching Staff Published a Conference Paper

The Migration Conference 2019Dr. Karaman Mamand Faraj, a teaching staff at the Department of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Scoial Sciences,Koya University, presented a paper in The Migration Conference 2019, Bari, Italy,18-20 June 2019. The paper entitled "State as a Birthplace and Main Cause behind Massive Migration and Refugee Outflows" is now available in the conference proceeding: Chapter II. (2.2. State as a Birthplace and Main Cause behind Massive Migration and Refugee Outflows). Dr. Farj is curently on study leave at the United State.

The Higher Committee of the Bologna Process in Kurdistan Region is Pursuing its Meeting Online

Salah I. Yahy; Higher Committee; Bologna ProcessThe higher committee of the Bologna Proccess in Kurdistan Region started to pursuing its regular meetings online. The committee is directed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Reserach in Kurdistan Universities with members from (7) Universities. Yesterday, the commitee held its regular meeting online. The meeting was directed by the D.G. Dr. Mohammed Hussein Ahmed, where the D.G Dr. Khattab Shekhany has been invited to attend the meeting, who had very important inputs and comments.


KOU Finished a One Month 25 Training Course Sessions on Online Learning

Salah I. Yahya; Online Learning Training CourseCoronavirus pandamic forces all Universities, institutions and research labs to shut down. The universities are shifting classes online. In this trend, KOU completed a one month training courses to all 25 departments, individually, on the online learning. Prof. Salah I. Yahya, the Director of the QA&CD at the University with his office members: Ms. Chra Maroof, Ms. Kenana Nouri, Mr. Alan Nahro, Ms. Haneen Hayder, Mr. Othman Kamal, Mr. Hawre Jabbar and Mr. Hardi Hamza were organized the training course.

KOU Launched a New Online-Learning Portal

Online Learning Portal at Koya UniversityDue to the coronavirus pandameic and due to the curfew in the most countries worldwide, most of the universities closed their doors and started the online learning. Koya University and since March 2020, started the online learning process. Koya University provided the required e-infrastructure and dopted some applications officialy to be implemented by the academics and students for the sake of the online-learning. For this reason, the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development launched an online-learning  portal that help all academics and students to go smothly and effeciently with online-learning. This portal archives all videos that recorded for the meeting and training courses with the departments at Koya University. Moreove, the portal publishes many training videos on how to use the online learning applications. The portal gives a stage for sdiscussion and wquessions that may beraised by the academics about the implemntation of the online-learning at Koya University. For more information, please visit the portal website:


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