23 November 2018

The number of national and regional rankings continues to increase. The Ministry of Education in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan has just published a ranking of public and private universities. The best performer based on the primary criteria was the University of Kurdistan-Hewler (UKH) in Erbil which was in first place for six primary criteria, second for student satisfaction and third for employability. The public university was founded in 2006 and is an English medium institution that follows British curricula.

There are eight primary criteria, comprising scientific research, international activities, library facilities, access to academic resources, outreach to alumni, student satisfaction, staff to student ratio and graduate employability, and 43 secondary criteria, including quality assurance and cultural activities.

The best performer based on the primary criteria was the University of Kurdistan-Hewler (UKH) in Erbil which was in first place for six primary criteria, second for student satisfaction and third for employability. The public university was founded in 2006 and is an English medium institution that follows British curricula.

According to KURDISTAN24 the leading public university if the secondary criteria are included is Salahaddin University in Erbil while UKH is fourth.

The best private university for the primary criteria is the University of Human Development (UHD) in Qaradagh, a non-profit institution, while the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani was first in a ranking based on all the criteria.

Sources:

Kurdistan24

RUDAW

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