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Universities in the Kurdistan Region

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There are seven universities in the Kurdistan Region. The four largest are Salahaddin University in Erbil, the University of Suleimani, the University of Dohuk and Soran University. They offer studies in various subjects leading to specialised diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees, and doctorates. Two recently established universities teach exclusively in English. There are also a growing number of licensed private universities in Kurdistan.

Salahaddin University was established in 1968 in the city of Suleimaniah, and was moved to the city of Erbil in 1981. After the Ba’ath regime withdrew its administration in the aftermath of the Gulf War, in 1992 the Kurdistan Regional Government established the University of Sulaimani and the University of Dohuk.

The three more recently established institutions are the University of Koya, Soran University, and Hawler Medical University.

Kurdistan also has two universities that teach exclusively in English.

The University of Kurdistan - Hawler started its first academic year in September 2006. The only language of instruction at the university is English.

At the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani is a private university where all instruction is in English. It offers an intensive English programme to prepare students for its first degree programme, a Bachelors in business administration.

Some of the private univerisities in the Kurdistan Region include Jihan University, Sabis University, Ishik University.

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