Salahaddin University-Erbil

Salahaddin University-Erbil

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‘Mother University’ is the nickname locally given to Salahaddin University-Erbil for being the oldest and most comprehensive public university in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. The name sums up the status of the University for being the main supplier for graduates, scholars and academic staff in the Region.   

The institution which has now become Salahaddin University-Erbil was first founded in 1968 in Sulaimani, and later in 1981 moved to Erbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region, and the name was changed to Salahaddin University-Erbil.

Now located near the ancient Citadel of Erbil—one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, estimated to be 7000 years old, SUE is the educational home to more than 25200 undergraduates and 676 graduate students. It offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and award degrees at the certificate, bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

The programs include Engineering, Science, Law & Politics, Agriculture,


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