Cihan University – Erbil
Higher education is the most important scientific landmark of any nation. As so, private higher education in Kurdistan has been launched in 2007-2008. Cihan University- a private English-speaking institution-is one of the first and premium universities established by Cihan Holding Group for scientific investments in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq. It was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Kurdistan Region in 2006 and started operating for the first time in 2007.Cihan University is a member of the Association of Arab Universities (AAU) since 2011.
The University is distinguished by its advanced academic programs and its internationally vision. Its awards B.A and BSc. degrees in the studies of its departments. The university started with only three departments to expand and hold 22 departments under the umbrella of seven colleges. It embraced 721 students in the first year, and now it has about 4615 students for the academic year 2019-2020.
Cihan University –Sulaimania
Higher education is the most important scientific landmark of any nation. As so, private higher education in Kurdistan has been launched in 2007—2008. Cihan University —a private English—speaking institution—is one of the first and premium universities established by Cihan Holding Group for scientific investments in Erbil, Kurdistan—Iraq. It was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Kurdistan Region in 2011 and started operating for the first time in 2011-2012.
The University is distinguished by its advanced academic programs and its internationally vision. It awards undergraduate degrees in the studies of its departments. The university started with only four departments to expand and hold ten departments under the umbrella of three colleges and three independent departments. Cihan University – Sulaimania has 2514 students for the academic year 2016-2017.
Cihan University – Duhok
Cihan University – Duhok was approved by Kurdistan region government council – Iraq, based Kurdistan national council law (Parliament) number (33) in 2004 and approval of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Kurdistan region Iraq based on item number (192/N) in 30/11/2006, and Cihan university was also recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Iraq according to the decision 4632 on 6/7/2017.
Cihan University – Duhok academic journey in 2013-2014 in Duhok, which started with four scientific departments and nowadays the university include students in six scientific departments.
Dear prospective students,
You are about to become part of the distinguished tradition of Cihan University whether you are seeking to attend an academic program or improve your career potential or enrich your life through education. Cihan University is the right choice.
More than merely engaging minds, what we do at Cihan University engages the whole person. Our mission asserts that education should never be confined to the classroom. Cihan University is committed to the ideal of developing one’s total self – intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
At Cihan University we encourage you to share your inspirations, grow in ways you have never imagined and search the pinnacle of your personal and professional dreams.
Although Cihan University is a new university, it develops rapidly! My vision as a founder of this institution is to see it among the finest universities in Middle East offering accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in most fields! Soon, Cihan University will expand its academic programs to medical studies, opening the first Teaching Hospital in the country.
As the Founder of Cihan University, I welcome you and wish you all the best!
Dr. Nawzad Yahya Bajger
Founder of Cihan University
Message from the President of Cihan University - Erbil
It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone at Cihan University-Erbil, which receives its students, researchers, professors, and academics with open arms.
Cihan University-Erbil is the icon of private university education in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Region. It was established in 2007 and now it offers education in 20 specialties in various fields of knowledge and sciences to 5226, which makes it not only one of the oldest private universities in Iraq, but also an academic cynosure for anyone who aspires to an academic education that meets the local and international scientific requirements as it offers quality education and training that satisfies the needs of the society and the aspirations of the students and their parents. The academic system of the university is based on a solid foundation that is represented by efficient university professors, diligent scientific researches, integrated university environment, modern education requirements, and an education philosophy that is based on annual and interim plans and aims at graduating scientifically and practically qualified cadres, especially in terms of modern technology applications. Cihan University-Erbil has expanded its horizons in terms of serving the community through collaboration with the institutions of the public and private sectors and giving patents top property. The remarkable achievements of the university in terms of local and international academic quality rankings put it in completion with regionally and internationally recognized institutions.
Cihan University-Erbil, a beacon of knowledge and the destination of those looking for a bright future, will always remain faithful to its well-established academic traditions so as to enrich the different lines of work and the community leadership with its distinguished graduates.
Welcome to Cihan University-Erbil, the prestigious academic edifice.
Prof. Amjad Sabir Al-Delawi, PhD
President of Cihan University-Erbil
Message from the President of Cihan University - Sulaimania
We are delightedly looking forward to seeing the notable advancement of our university at all levels including research, high quality education, and constructing relationship with highly qualified international universities as well as openness to the society. The university has an explicit strategy to meet the changes introduced by science and knowledge. This academic community created by academic staff, students and available human resources can provide an academic environment in Sulaimani which is known as the capital of education in Kurdistan and to enlighten the path. The university attempts to connect this academic environment to the international academic communities. Our university, currently, steps into a new stage to obtain accreditation and global recognition. To achieve this aim and improve the university’s level, we should take many actions including (time management, curriculum development, academic debate, high quality of research, make use of the experiences of the highly qualified international universities, scientific conferences, and instant works) that lead to a better achievement.
Assistant Professor Dr. Omed Rafiq Fatah
President of Cihan University/Sulaymaniyah
Message from the President of Cihan University – Duhok
To develop your scientific abilities, Cihan University provides you with a unique academic environment through the use of many basic requirements as well as specialized and efficient faculty members to elevate your capabilities and help you compete in the labor market in all sectors whether inside or outside the region, since the medium of instruction in our university is English. Thanks for the Kurdistan regional government and ministry of higher education for their support to make the university more productive and successful. In our strategy, we believe that universities aim at leading the country in research and education. Therefore, we seek to achieve our goals in ways that enable the society to optimally utilize them nationally and internationally. Moreover, we try to do our best in revitalizing and improving higher education through the following:
• The spirit of teamwork.
• Working with regional, national, international partners, and academic institutions.
• Since marketing is the most powerful factor for transforming higher education and quality as well as it is the most important issue in higher education sector, we believe in competing with other academic institutions.
Finally, we trust that building our higher education capacity is not a luxury, but a necessity in order to use our potentials to bring sustainable development to our country and community.
Dr. Zeravan Abdulmuhsen Asaad
President of Cihan University/ Duhok
Vision & Mission
Vision & Mission
Vision: Cihan University aspires to be one of the top leading universities in Iraq and in the Middle East, and to become globally recognized. The university is keen on qualifying prospective leaders in their specialization and to be a regional center of study and scientific research to improve human life.
Mission: The University is committed to creating the appropriate academic environment for young and mature students to study in a variety of domains by providing quality academic programs.
The university objectives can be summarized as follows:
- Providing its students with the highest quality of knowledge in the field of science and humanities.
- Promoting the personal, social, and academic competence and career of students to prepare and to qualify them to be leaders in their future careers and professions.
- Contributing to human knowledge through discovery and scientific research in full cooperation and collaboration with leading academic and research institutions around the globe.
- Creating excellent reputation of higher education in the country that flourishes the ground for a prestigious university of a top international rank.
- Playing a distinctive role in the advancement of higher education and in the development of human resources in Kurdistan Region and Iraq by linking academic and professional programs to the instant needs of the labor market.
- Offering continuous support of educational and training nature to update and upgrade the knowledge, professional qualifications, and skills of people in the workforce.
Branches & Locations
Branches & Locations
Erbil Established in 2007
|Web Site||: www.cihanuniversity.edu.iq|
|Asia Cell||: 00964-(0)-770-976-4040|
Sulaimania Established in 2011
|Asia Cell||: (00964)7713750800|
Duhok - Established in 2013
|Web Site||: www.duhokcihan.edu.krd|