Oldest Universities in Iraq


What are the oldest Universities in Iraq? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 62 Iraqi Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Iraqi higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Iraqi Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Iraq

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2 University of Baghdad Baghdad ...
3 University of Technology Baghdad
6 The University of Mustansiriyah Baghdad
16 University of Basrah Basrah ...
8 University of Mosul Mosul
13 University of Sulaimani Sulaymaniyah
14 Salahaddin University-Erbil Erbil
25 University of Anbar Ramadi ...
21 Al Nahrain University Baghdad
5 University of Al-Qadisiyah Al Diwaniyah ...
4 University of Kufa Kufa
7 University of Tikrit Tikrit ...
43 Duhok Polytechnic University Duhok
31 Al Iraqia University Baghdad
1 University of Babylon Al Hillah ...
11 The University of Duhok Duhok
48 Erbil Polytechnic University Erbil
30 Sulaimani Polytechnic University Sulaymaniyah ...
9 University of Diyala Baquba ...
22 University of Thi-Qar Nasiriyah
12 University of Kerbala Karbala
20 Koya University Koya
32 University of Wasit Al Kut
35 University of Kirkuk Kirkuk
58 Imam Ja'afar Al-sadiq University Baghdad
46 Nawroz University Duhok
24 Hawler Medical University Erbil
19 University of Kurdistan Hewlêr Erbil
15 University of Misan Amarah
27 Al Muthanna University Samawa
42 Lebanese French University Erbil
34 Cihan University Erbil ...
10 The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani Sulaymaniyah
47 Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research Sulaymaniyah
23 University of Human Development Sulaymaniyah
28 Tishk International University Erbil ...
41 Komar University of Science and Technology Sulaymaniyah
49 Knowledge University Erbil
17 Soran University Soran
38 University of Garmian Kalar ...
36 University of Zakho Duhok
29 University of Raparin Rania
50 Halabja University Halabja
39 Al Qasim Green University Al-Qasim
52 University of Samarra Samarra
56 Bayan University Erbil
57 Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University Najaf
40 The American University of Kurdistan Duhok
53 Al-Karkh University of Science Baghdad
61 University of Telafer Tal Afar
55 Basra University of Oil an Gas Basrah
51 University of Sumer Al-Rifai
60 University of Al Hamdaniya Bakhdida
26 University of Information Technology and Communications Baghdad
37 Middle Technical University Baghdad ...
45 Southern Technical University Basrah
59 Ibn Sina University of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Baghdad
18 Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University Najaf ...
62 Northern Technical University Mosul ...
33 Ninevah University Mosul
54 University of Fallujah Fallujah
44 Charmo University Chamchamal
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