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University of Kurdistan is a comprehensive and research-based university promoting entrepreneurship, knowledge development, and education excellence. Located in Western Iran, it is one of the most highly regarded universities of the country, which aspires to educate committed and highly competent graduates by developing its collaboration at national and international levels. As the largest and most influential university in Kurdistan Province, the four main missions of the University of Kurdistan are: (1) training well-educated and effective professionals; (2) carrying out research, including basic, applied, and developmental; (3) entrepreneurship; and (4) social responsibility and social impact.

The most important educational programs in this university are increasing graduate and postgraduate opportunities in prioritized scientific areas, enhancing education quality, developing graduates’ professional and employability skills, and expanding applied and interdisciplinary fields of study with an emphasis on strategic planning in higher education and virtual training. Considering that the University of Kurdistan is an international university, we place special emphasis on science diplomacy in the international arena.
In terms of research and technology, the University of Kurdistan, while improving the quality of research and technology, is giving considerable attention to the research standing of the university and its share of scientific research production at national, regional, and international levels and strives to develop academic entrepreneurship and knowledge commercialization. 

Investigating the current and future global trends and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of our own community, we strive to maximize our relationship with society and accomplish our social responsibility with the help of our faculty colleagues. In addition, we try to lead the regional policies, including economic, social, cultural, and even political, to gain a better position in all different areas; therefore, we always try to enhance collaboration with industry, society and the government at national and regional levels. 

 

Established:
1974
Type:
Public
President:
Dr. Rahmat Sadeghi
Academic staff:
342
Students:
11000
Location:
Sanandaj, Kurdistan Province, Iran
Campus:
Urban
Overview:
The University of Kurdistan (UOK) commenced its activities as the Higher College of Sanandaj, an affiliate of Tarbiat Moallem (Teacher Training Institute), Tehran in the academic year 1974-1975 with its very first intake of students in the field of Mathematics Teacher Training. In the following academic year, the college became an off campus faculty of Kermanshah’s Razi University and was thereafter named the Sanandaj Faculty of Teacher Training.
In addition to admitting students in Mathematics Teacher Training, it began to accept students in Chemistry and English as well. By expanding its pedagogical activities and conducting research in a wide variety of fields, this teacher training unit was granted university status by the Ministry of Higher Education and Culture in 1991. Henceforth, it became known as the University of Kurdistan. Since then a great range of courses at various levels have been added to the university’s graduate and postgraduate program lists including a postdoctoral course offered by the Department of Chemistry in 2014.

Currently, the University of Kurdistan has nearly 9000 students with about 25 per cent of which being postgraduate students. It has 8 faculties and 51 departments offering 172 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Moreover, the UOK employs approximately 350 full-time academic faculty members with over 95 per cent having Assistant Professorship or above grading (14 Full Professors and 64 Associate Professors). The university has also employed many part-time teaching staff and the number of administrative staff reaches 202.
The University of Kurdistan has an active research community with internationally recognized academic staff. Currently, the university has 8 research institutes and 6 academic journals and it has its own publishing press with many yearly publications. Moreover, the UOK has plentiful research and teaching laboratories to aid students and staff in all faculties.
The UOK has a non-centralized administrative structure managed by the Board of Trustees (which has the highest position in the University and overlooks future educational expansion, financial projections and other major plans of the University), the Chancellor, 5 Vice Chancellors (Vice Chancellors of Educational Affairs, Research Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Affairs and Cultural And Social Affairs), Board of Directors and the University Council
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Telephone: +988733664600-8
Postal Code: 66177-15175
Address: University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran St, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran
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