The KRG universities are crossing the borders of Kurdistan Region to further engage with the process of internationalization in higher education. In line with the new strategy in the Kurdistan Region, on 3/6/2015, a delegation from Koya University started their 6-day trip on an official visit to the University of Arkansas in the USA.
A delegation from Koya university visited the University of Arkansas between 3-9th of June 2015. The delegation was officially invited to sign a MoU for further cooperation and knowledge exchange. The University of Arkansas has made press release on this event as follows,
"The University of Arkansas has signed a cooperative agreement with the Koya University in Koya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. It is the fifth agreement the U of A has signed with an Iraqi university in the past year.
Dr Wali M. Hamad the president of Koya University made a speech on the event of MoU signing between Koya University and the University of Arkansas on 8th of June. Please read the full text of his speach below
Koya University Electronic Library Houses more than 70, 000 Books, and have had Thousands of Visitors within Last 11 Months. Koya University Central Library is situated inside the University Park in the heart of the Koya University Campus. It is one of the first buildings within the campus which opened its door to its users and beneficiaries in the autumn of 2006. It owns tens of rare manuscripts and books which constitute Koya University's whole academic collection. In terms of administrative hierarchy, the library is under the Vice President for Scientific and Higher Education Affairs of the university.
Koya University was established in Oct 2003. The university has been promoting academic research throughout its relative short history. As the university growth and global presence become more demanding Koya University needs to make its publication more accessible to wider users.
The publication explains that the Arab - Islamic conquest of Kurdistan led to a lot of political, social, administrative and religious developments. As a result, in the longue durée of the Middle Ages, the Arabic language becomes a legitimate language used in the areas under the Islamic caliphate, especially in the religious field. Consequently, the local languages had lost their position especially in the religious sphere.
Koya University attended an “International Conference on Blue Peace in the Middle East” which was held on March 18-19, 2015 in Amman, Jordan. The conference was planned in cooperation with the WANA Institute under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, and with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
In a special ceremony held on Tuesday January, 27, 2015, at 10: 00 a.m. at the Koya University Presidency Hall, and in the presence of Dr. Yousif Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the accompanying delegation, the former president of Koya University, Dr. Sa'eed Salih and his vice presidents, the deans of the faculties, the staff, teachers, and students of the university and the government's and parties' representatives, in addition to other personalities from Koya, Dr. Weli Mahmud was inaugurated as the new president of Koya University.
A new research paper entitled ‘’ Effect of the dopant salt on the optical parameters of PVA:NaNO3 solid polymer electrolyte ‘’ is being published by Koya University Researcher Dr. Fahmi Fariq, Head of Department of Physics and Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Health. The paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Material Science; Materials in Electronics, a peer reviewed journal which is disseminated by Springer. The journal has an impact factor of 1.966 currently.
Koya University English Language Centre (KUELC) in association with Kaplan International KIC is a commercial unit at Koya University campus which will be run by leading qualified British language school Kaplan International with native English and skilled lecturers.