Dr. Salah Aziz

President of Komar University of Science and Technology Office No: 201 Mobile: +964(0)770 407 7676 Email: president@komar.edu.iq

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The President Message: 2016-2017

Dr. Salah Aziz
I like to welcome you (student, faculty and staff members) back to the University again. I wish you success academically and personally. Now that we are located at KUST’s permanent campus, we have access to large spaces, many classes, central laboratory building and beautiful gardens. This environment should be used to set goals for 2016-17 which are: 

  • Making Komar University a community center; 
  • Seeking excellence through teaching and learning; 
  • Encouraging and supporting research and innovation; 
  • Starting individual and team activities of arts and sports. 

While Komar is a place of learning science and technology, we should also strive for beauty and self expression through art as well as facilitating passion and determination through sports and physical activity. Based on the above goals, academic departments and supporting units will develop plans for the coming year. We anticipate a strong engagement of faculty and students to achieve the above goals. I hope KUST will get one step closer to fulfill its mission in 2016-17.

President's short Bio
  • Degrees: BS in Physics- Baghdad University-Baghdad, Ms and PhD in Nuclear Physics. Indiana University-Bloomington, IN-USA.
  • Positions: Prior Joining KUST: Coordinator of Academic Programs at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Director of Kurdish Studies Program at Florida State University, Physics Instructor and Researcher at Florida A&M University and Florida State University. In addition, he is the founder of Badlisy Center for Kurdish Studies (US), Kurdish Studies Program at Florida State University (US), Badlisy Cultural Center (Kurdistan), American Society for Kurds (US) and Komar University of Science and Technology.
  • Published Books/Articles: He published, contributed or translated over 15 books and 10 scholarly papers and over 50 articles and interviews.
  • Areas of Interests: Higher Education for Development of Society and quality performance.

Main Recognition

  1. Founder and Founding President of Komar University of Science and Technology (2009-Present)
  2. Member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Middle East Chapter for IAUP (2011-2014)
  3. Education Leadership Certificate by WISE-Qatar Foundation (2010)
  4. IDEAL Scholar by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (2008)
  5. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award (2007)
  6. State of Florida s Certificate of Appreciation signed by Governor Jeb Bush (2004)


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