Koya University

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Koya University
زانکۆی کۆیه
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University of Koye
Mottoby enabling a brighter future
TypePublic university
PresidentWali M. Hamad
Administrative staff
Nearly 100
Postgraduates200 - 300
Location, ,
Coordinates: 36°5′58″N 44°38′53″E / 36.09944°N 44.64806°E / 36.09944; 44.64806
Colors  Yellow and   Green
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Koya University is located in Koy Sanjaq, near Erbil (Hewlêr), capital of the Erbil Governorate in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Iraq. It was established in 2003.


The Kurdistan Regional Government opened colleges of Education and Sharia and Law during the academic year 2000–2001 in Koya, that were affiliated with University of Sulaymaniyah. Later, they became the foundation of Koya University.

Koya University was established at the beginning of the academic year 2003–2004. The first graduation session of Koya University was held on July, 20th, 2006.

Koya University gateway.
City of Koya.


The Koya University was established in 2003 and has developed noticeably. In 2010, Koya University was restructured from colleges to faculty systems to enhance the interactions between similar academic fields. Today the University has four faculties and 25 departments in different fields.

The educational programmes include both bachelor's and master's degree and doctoral programmes.

  • Faculty of Engineering (FENG)
  • Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
  • Faculty of Humanity and Social Science (FHSS)
  • Faculty of Education (FEDU)
Assist. Prof. Bikhtiyar Omar Fattah. His major is English linguistics, and his research interests lie primarily in Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and Discourse Analysis.
  • School of Medicine (SMED)

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