Marhaba Project (Erasmus Mundus) sends four Koya University students from Faculty of Engineering (FENG) to University of Minho Portugal to study for one academic year in the field of manufacturing engineering.
Koya University is representing the Kurdistan Region; Rekan Sherif, Dana Ghafar, Shivan Hakim and Shangar Mohemmed are the four students from Koya University who were able to win a one-year scholarship to study at University of Minho/Portugal via Marhaba Project.
Mr. Hiwa Salam, an instructor at the Kurdish department of Koya University participates in a research project of the British Small Media Academic Institute, which is about the oppressed ethnic minorities of the Iranian community. The research is dedicated to the eastern Kurdistan Kurds.
A research work was published by Koya University Researcher, Dr. Fahmi Fariq, Head of Department of Physics and Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Health under the title ‘’Impedance spectroscopy analysis of DH6T:PCBM bulk heterojunction incorporating Gaq3: Experiment and model ‘’. The paper is published in the Journal of Material Science; Materials in Electronics, a peer reviewed journal which is disseminated by Springer. The journal has an impact factor of 1.569 currently.
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) at the Arizona State University (ASU) is an internationally renowned and award winning program for lecturers in English Language teaching. This academic year (2014/2015) two lecturers from Koya University, Mr Hawkar Akram Awla and Mr Mustsafa Wshyar Abdulla, assistant lecturers in the Department of English, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences were awarded a fully-funded scholarships for joining the TTP of the Arizona State University (ASU). The program is sponsored by the US Embassy- Baghdad and Arizona State University and lasts for 47 days starting from June 13, 2015 and ending on July 31, 2015.
The Koya University was selected as one of the four universities from Kurdistan Region of Iraq to join the European Union Erasmus Program, Marhaba Project. This academic year Koya University managed to have 6 fully funded awardees in Marhaba Project. This includes 4 undergraduate 2nd years students for a full academic year from Faculty of Engineering (FENG), department of Manufacturing (DMFE) and one Postdoctoral exchange for 6 months, and one Academic staff exchange for one month. Koya University proudly embraced this opportunity and managed become a leading institute in the region.
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.
The President of Federal Republic of Iraq Dr Fuad Massoum visited the city of Koya on Saturday afternoon 13/6/2015. His excellency held a public meeting at the Koya University Grand Auditorium Hall (GAH). The audience included the university and institute instructors, directors of the different offices and departments, religious scholars and the representatives of the civil society, women and youth organizations.
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 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.