Salahaddin University-Erbil

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Salahaddin University-Erbil
Motto"Kurdistan's Capital University"
Established1968 in Sulaimaniya
1981 moved to Erbil
PresidentDr. Kamaran Younis
Location, ,

Salahaddin University-Erbil (Zankoy Selaheddîn-hewler, زانکۆی سەلاحەدین-هەولێر in Kurdish) is one of the public higher education institutions in the Kurdistan region It is located in Erbil (Hewler), capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Sulaimani University-Sulaimani was established in 1968. It was moved to Erbil in 1981 and changed its name to Salaheddin university. Initially, the university included seven Academic Colleges: Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Administration, Arts, Education, and Medicine. In 1985, a college of Law and Politics was added, followed by the college of Dentistry in 1995. Several more were established in the following years so that by 2004, the university offered courses in 22 departments. In 2005, the departments of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy split from Salahaddin University to establish Hawler Medical University.

The University is a member of the International Association of Universities (listed under the Iraq section with its Kurdish name Zankoy Salahaddin[1]) and grants various academic degrees and certificates to qualified individuals, including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). A Medical degree (MD) is also granted by the Medical College.

Faculties and colleges[edit]

Child Universities[edit]

  1. Hawler Medical University (Erbil city)
  2. Soran University (Soran city)

Notable alumni[edit]

The university has more than 100,000 alumni, including Nawzad Hadi, The Governor of Erbil, Yousif Mohammed, The President of Kurdistan Parliament, and Nouri al-Maliki, ex-Prime Minister of Iraq.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IAU – International Association of Universities – the Global Voice of Higher Education".

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