Index / Education
Iraq / Education /
Iraq presently has 28 universities, corresponding to a university density of 1:1,030,000 inhabitants, placing Iraq as no. 15 of 22 in the MENA region.
As many as 9 are in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, 5 in Irbil, a city with about 1 million inhabitants. This reflects very much Kurdish efforts of establishing their new homeland.
No Iraqi university make it to the World Top 6000 list with Webometrics, which partly can be explained with the hardship the country has passed through since 2003, a time when many of the best skilled Iraqis have sought refuge abroad.
Being a country still at war, Iraq cannot be judged according to ordinary measures. The situation in the stable north, in Kurdistan, appears promising, although there is a clear danger of overstretch.
Capital regionUniversity of Baghdad. Est. 1957
Al-Mustansiriya University. Est. 1963
Al-Nahrain University. Est. 1987
The Islamic University Baghdad. 1989
University of Technology Iraq. Est. 1964
Ba'qubaDiyala University. Est. 2000
RamadiAnbar University. Est. 1970
SouthUniversity of Basra. Est. 1964
NajafKufa University. Est. 1987
NasiriyahThi Qar University. Est. 2002
Al-AmarahMisan University. Est. 2007. Website Arabic only
Al-HillahBabylon University. Est. 1991
DiwaniyahAl-Qadissiya University. Est. 1987
KutUniversity of Wasit. Est. 2003 Website is badware infected!!!
SamawahAl-Muthana University. Est. 2007
NorthUniversity of Mosul. Esat. 1967
TikritTikrit University. Est. 1987
KirkukKirkuk University. Est. 2003
Kurdistan RegionSalahaddin University. Est. 1968
Hawler Medical University. Est. 2006
Ishik University. Est. unknown
Jihan University. Est. unknown
University of Kurdistan - Hawler. Est. 2006
KoyaUniversity of Koya. Est. 2003
SulaymaniyahUniversity of Sulaimani. Est. 1968
University of Technology. Est. unknown.
DahukUniversity of Duhok. Est. 1992