University of Zakho

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University of Zakho
زانكويا زاخو
Established 2010
Type Public
President Asst. Prof. Dr. Lazgin Abdi Jamil
Vice-president Prof. Dr. Omar Al-Habib
Administrative staff
>500
Location Zakho, Duhok,Kurdistan, Iraq
Coordinates: 37°6′50″N 42°40′25″E / 37.11389°N 42.67361°E / 37.11389; 42.67361
Campus Urban
Website www.uoz.edu.krd

The University of Zakho (UoZ) was announced as an independent university on July 2010. Before this date, there were two colleges, Education and Commerce, which were affiliated to the University of Duhok. University of Zakho along with another three new universities were founded following the resolution made by the Parliament of Kurdistan Regional to address the increased demand for higher education studies in the region.[1]

Once the university was nominated, the colleges of Education and Commerce were reorganized into two faculties: Science and Humanities.

Faculty of Science[edit]

Once the new campus in Zakho was completed, the Colleges of Education and Commerce, which were affiliated by the University of Duhok, were transferred at the beginning of the academic year 2005/2006. After announcing the University of Zakho as an independent university according to the Prime Minister Resolution No. 1670, on July, 8th 2010 and the Ministry of Higher Education resolution No. 644 on July 12, 2010, the Colleges of Education and Commerce were reorganized into the Faculties of Science and Humanities.[1]

The Faculty of Science includes five departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science was expected to be opened on September 2011

The duration of the study in the faculty is four academic years and the graduate will obtain B. Sc. degree in Science. Students accepted in the college of Education will be awarded B. Sc. Degree in Education. The College enrolls at the moment 982 undergraduate students. The Faculty is offering postgraduate programs (M. Sc. and Ph.D.).

The faculty has highly efficient and experienced teaching staff members providing the students with high quality programs and using modern teaching and practical facilities to fulfill the market requirements. Also, the faculty carry our several Conferences, workshops and training courses for teaching staff members, technical staffs as well as school teachers from various parts of Kurdistan as a part of capacity building program.[1]


Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering was established in summer 2013. The University of Zakho announced the Petroleum Engineering as the first department of the Faculty of Engineering in 2013, due to the increasing demand for petroleum engineers and production of oil in the region. Indeed, more departments will be launched in the future. The duration of the study in the faculty is four academic years and graduate students will obtain a Bachelor Degree in Science (BSc). The faculty has a highly efficient and experienced teaching staff, providing students with high quality programs and they are using modern teaching and practical facilities to fulfill the industrial requirements. In addition, the faculty has established strong links with the industry and academic collaboration with various universities such as the University of Leeds, the University of Derby, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Colorado, as well as local universities in the region.


The Faculty of Engineering includes two departments:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Humanities[edit]

The Faculty of Humanities includes five departments:

  • Kurdish Language
  • English Language
  • Arabic Language
  • Turkish Language
  • History
  • General Psychology
  • Commerce

At the beginning of the next academic year,[when?] a new “Department of the Origin of Religions “ will be operated as well.[1]


Faculty of Education[edit]

The Faculty of Humanities includes three schools, namely:

  • School of Physical Education
  • School of Basic Education
  • School of General Psychology

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [1], University of Zakho official website.

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