A Brief History
“Knowledge is power,” more so today than ever before.
In 2008, KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research approved the establishment of Ishik University in Erbil. The aim was to provide education to everybody regardless of belief, ethnicity, social status or political ideas. Ishik Schools gained a good reputation in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. Based on Dr. Yusuf Goran’s request, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a new branch of Ishik University was decided to be opened in Sulaimani.
In 2014, Ishik University Sulaimani branch was opened and started education with preparatory classes. The students arrived at a new university built upon a hold vision. We were small, with big ambitions. During one year we had more than fulfilled our potential, becoming one of the Kurdistan’s leading academic Universities. Dr. Dogan Ozdemir was appointed as the Vice President of the University.
First year we were in a small building, now in 2015 we have our campus and became wide and wider. We have Faculty of Engineering with Civil and Architecture departments, and Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics with Business and Management department.
Also, we have applied for Accounting, Information Technology and English Language Teaching departments. We will apply for more departments in a near future.
Today, we are a truly global community producing impactful research, with members who thrive on critical thinking, creativity and challenging established conventions to improve the region and the world.
Events and activities take place at our campus, and we invite all our members, friends and community to join in.
Life goes through movements and changes, a university has a special obligation to hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.