A Team from Columbia University Gave on-site 3 days Lectures to DARE-KOU Students and HCRP Team

On-Site Lectures for three days were presented in Nov. 3-5. 2021 by the Columbia University international team of the “Amedi Bahdinan Gate, Parthian Reliefs and the Ancient Staircase Restoration Project” directed by Prof. Zainab Bahrani for three of the Heritage Conservation Research Program (HCRP) team and the senior students of the Department of architectural Engineering (DARE) on Restoration and Stone Cleaning in Amedi.

Prof. Zainab Bahrani, Dr. Will Raynolds, Ms. Lane Haddad and Mr. Michael gave several lectures on how to search and deal with evidences during the initial preparation phase of the restoration process, investigation and analysis of the available evidences, how to make proper documentation with clear presentation for the original building situation and the current situation. How to clean stone from graffiti using dry-wet cotton pads with acetone was another important practical training for three HCRP members; Dr. Sahar Basil Mahmood, Dr. Manar Nazar Ahmed and Ms. Dedar Salam Ahmed, all from DARE, and for the DARE 5th stage students.

Click here to see a short video about the on-site Lectures.

Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of Arkansas. KOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UK, The University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) The University of Greenwich in the UK, Cihan University-Erbil (2021) and Tishk International University (2021).

Source: Koya University