“Knowledge is power,” more so today than ever before.
In 2008, KRG Ministry of Higher Education 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. We decided to open a new branch in Sulaimani.
So, in 2014, Ishik 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 ofEngineering with Civil and Architecture departments, and Faculty of Economics Administrative Sciences with Business and Management department.
Events and activities, took place at our campus, and we invited all our members, friends and community to join in. 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.
We live in an age of movement and change, both evolutionary and revolutionary, both good and evil–and in such an age a university has a special obligation to hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.