Koya University has been selected by Erasmus Mundus Action 2 supported by Europen Union as one of the universities representing the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.
Koya University researcher Mr. Rebaz Anwar Omer, lecturer at Faculty of Science and Health, Department of Chemistry, has published a new article on "Hydrogels from Dextran and Soybean Oil by UV Photo-Polymerization" in the Journal of Applied Polymer Chemistry. The research study hydrogels were synthesized by UV photo-polymerization of hydrophilic dextran functionalized with acrylate Groups (Dex-A) and hydrophobic acrylate epoxidized soybean oil.
Koya University Researcher Mr. Ribwar Abdulrahman, a Lecturer at the faculty of Engineering (FENG), has published a new research paper on natural gas processing engineering, Effect of lean amine temperature on amine gas sweetening: case study and simulation.
Koya University Researcher Dr. Fahmi Fariq, Head of Department of Physics and Lecturer at the faculty of Science and Health, has published a new research paper on the Gaq3 material, a novel organometallic material which can be utilized in the Organic Electronics technology. The article is to be appeared in Materials Chemistry and Physics, and it is now available worldwide through the journal’s homepage. The core finding of this research work includes the modification of Gaq3 morphology to produce nanostructure patterns.
Koya University's academic member Mr Sarkawt Amir Sabir who is an assistant instructor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, has been selected among his candidate peers on a Fulbright Program to teach at Reed College, one of the prestigious colleges in Portland, Oregon, USA for whole academic year, August 2014-May 2015.
Interestingly, it is a nine-month non-degree program that provides young instructors an opportunity, apart from teaching, to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the cultures of the United States.
In two recent decades the Internet has had a great impact in education and in particular higher education teaching quality and competition. New challenges are emerging constantly, which require global solutions for geographically distributed common issues that our modern societies are facing. Due to the global nature of the current education concepts and the evolving impact of IT on educating the future professionals, the teaching methodology are continuously changing for better qualities. These challenges require support with communication, interaction, integration, knowledge transfers, and shared up-to-date best practices. IT facilities such as the Internet can potentially provide integrated environments satisfying these requirements.
Dr. Shwan Rachid, Dean of the faculty of science and health and senior lecturer/researcher at Koya University with a group of researchers at Saarland University (Germany) has published a new paper on Crocacin, a new anti-cancer and anti-fungal compound.
Dr Joanna Bocheńska visited Koya University on 05/05/2014 and held a public seminar on Kurdish Studies in Poland. Ms. Bocheńska is a sineior reseacher at division of Kurdish Studies, Department of Iranian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies of Jagiellonian University in Poland.
Dr Bocheńska covered the history of the Kurdish Studies in Poland since the nineteenth century till current days. She covered the role of important Polish Kurdologist and their studies, books published in various disciplines about the Kurds. Then talked about her efforts in this area, especially her studies of Kurdish literature and relevance the national identity.
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.