Komar University of Science and Technology
Komar University of Science and Technology (KUST) in Sulaymaniyah was founded and licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, according to the Kurdistan Region Government’s official letter No. 17867/7 on October 18, 2009. The first batch of students was admitted to KUST in Fall 2012. KUST is a private university governed by a Board of Trustees and administered by its University Council. Its main campus is located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in Kurdistan, Iraq. We are currently at an exciting stage of our development. KUST has been implementing these programs since December 2011 and updates them in accordance with new developments of academic programs in recognized international universities. Komar University of Science and Technology adopts constructivism as its educational philosophy. Based on the notion of “Learning by doing”, constructivism believes that knowledge is constructed rather than acquired. Hence it requires active engagement of students in their own learning process. This brought about the idea of student-centered classes. Inspired by this philosophy, KUST aspires to make its students, regardless of their majors, achieve the following learning outcomes: • Critical Thinking; • Communication; • Professionalism (defined by an Individual academic program); • Ethics; • Life- Long Learning; KUST Vision: Komar University of Science and Technology aspires to be one of the world-class universities by adopting the most developed educational systems in the world and preparing its students to be globally competitive. Its dreams go beyond the regional borders as it aims to prepare students who will make a global difference.
The mission of Komar University of Science and Technology is to contribute to the advancement of society through science and technology and to prepare its graduates to assume a leading role in this endeavor. KUST will have the following Objectives: Create an environment to acquire and transfer knowledge and skills in science and technology; Create an environment which encourages critical thinking and friendly faculty-student interactions; Prepare students for a variety of careers in science and technology professions based on international standards and accreditation; Encourage cooperation between KUST, private industry, and government to improve the quality of students’ academic learning and to meet the needs of the public and private sectors; Provide professional consultation to the government and the private sector; Support technological development and its applications to improve the quality of life in the region and Iraq, and; Promote the culture of professional and ethical conduct throughout society