Oldest Universities in Iraq


What are the oldest Universities in Iraq? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 64 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
5 The University of Mustansiriyah Baghdad
15 University of Basrah Basrah ...
17 University of Sulaimani Sulaymaniyah
4 University of Mosul Mosul
13 Salahaddin University-Erbil Erbil
9 University of Anbar Ramadi ...
22 Al Nahrain University Baghdad
16 University of Al-Qadisiyah Al Diwaniyah ...
11 University of Kufa Kufa
14 University of Tikrit Tikrit ...
45 Duhok Polytechnic University Duhok
26 Al Iraqia University Baghdad
1 University of Babylon Al Hillah ...
7 The University of Duhok Duhok
31 Erbil Polytechnic University Erbil
28 Sulaimani Polytechnic University Sulaymaniyah ...
8 University of Diyala Baquba ...
19 University of Thi-Qar Nasiriyah
10 University of Kerbala Karbala
20 Koya University Koya
30 University of Wasit Al Kut
35 University of Kirkuk Kirkuk
59 Imam Ja'afar Al-sadiq University Baghdad
48 Nawroz University Duhok
25 Hawler Medical University Erbil
21 University of Kurdistan Hewlêr Erbil
39 Al Muthanna University Samawah
37 University of Misan Amarah
44 Lebanese French University Erbil
33 Cihan University Erbil ...
6 The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani Sulaymaniyah
18 University of Human Development Sulaymaniyah
63 Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research Sulaymaniyah
23 Tishk International University Erbil ...
34 Komar University of Science and Technology Sulaymaniyah
40 Knowledge University Erbil
12 Soran University Soran
53 International University of Erbil Erbil
42 University of Garmian Kalar ...
24 University of Zakho Duhok
27 University of Raparin Rania
51 University of Halabja Halabja
43 University of Samarra Samarra
50 Al-Qasim Green University Al-Qasim
56 Bayan University Erbil
58 Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University Najaf
54 Northern Technical University Mosul ...
49 Southern Technical University Basrah
32 Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University Najaf ...
38 Middle Technical University Baghdad ...
64 University of Sumer Al-Rifai
29 University of Information Technology and Communications Baghdad
47 The American University of Kurdistan Duhok
60 Ibn Sina University of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Baghdad
62 University of Al Hamdaniya Bakhdida
55 Al-Karkh University of Science Baghdad
52 Basra University of Oil an Gas Basrah
61 University of Telafer Tal Afar
36 Ninevah University Mosul
46 University of Fallujah Fallujah
57 Charmo University Chamchamal
41 Catholic University in Erbil Erbil
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