About The University

About the Cihan-Duhok University

The core mission of Cihan University is to promote learning in Kurdistan as well as the Middle East. The university offers undergraduate students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals. Our institution’s core values include a belief in a commitment to advancing academic rigor, the search for scientific truth, human development, freedom and responsibility, leadership, integral development, ethics and justice. 
Cihan University will constantly provide affordable, high quality undergraduate education appropriate for the region, services and resources to promote student learning and academic success. 
Our strategic initiatives focus on recruiting and retain a diverse faculty of outstanding scholars and a qualified staff committed to advancing Cihan University’s mission and values. Similarly, our initiatives include the enrollment and support a student body which demonstrates high academic achievement as well as the provision of an attractive campus environment. 
In the near future, Cihan University plans include its expansion in terms of facilities and academic departments. The first Teaching Hospital will be soon added to our programs. 

Cihan University aspires to be one of the top leading universities in Iraq and in the Middle East, and become globally recognized. The university is keen to qualify prospective leaders in their specializations and to be a regional center of study and scientific research to improve human life. 

Cihan University is committed to create the appropriate academic environment for young and mature students to study in a variety of domains by providing quality academic programs. 

The objectives of Cihan University 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 profession. 
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.