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The University of Sulaimani is a public university located in the city of Sulaymaniyah  in Kurdistan Region - Iraq. It is one of the important scientific and cultural centers in Kurdistan region. It was founded in 1968. In the beginning there were only three colleges but during the years that followed, the number of the colleges increased dramatically as the result of growing demands of higher education in the country. In 1981, Ba'ath Regime transferred this academic establishment to the city of Erbil (Hawler) because of political activities against the regime. And then the name was changed to (University of Salahaddin).

In 1992 University of Sulaimani was reestablished by tremendous efforts and enthusiasm of many Kurdish intellectuals and academics with the people of Sulaimani and was officially reopened on 14 November.

This university is the mother of other universities in Kurdistan. It is the oldest University in Kurdistan proper; therefore, it has its own significance in the history of Kurdistan.

A part from the down town campus which some of the colleges are located, the new campus of the university is located at the outskirts of Sulaymaniyah city. The new campus is of world standards with to date technologies and modern design, and it would be the one of the largest campuses in the region. 

To provide the necessary teaching staff, the University also awards MA, MSc and PhD degrees in different fields of study.