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