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Facts and History

University of Human Development (UHD) was founded in 2008 by Professor Dr Ali Al Qaradaghi. UHD is a private non-profit university. It is a leader in social and health sciences and human development through teaching, research, scholarship and innovation. The University of Human Development opened on an Official Order (No. 19211/3) on December 16, 2008, issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It is also licensed by Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research according to Ministerial Order (No. 6613) dated September 24, 2017. UHD is recognised as a community leader in providing student-centred learning experience and preparing students for success in their fields with encouraging progressive thinking, embracing modern technology, and paying attention to the practical side for each specialty.


UHD has noticeably expanded, and currently has six colleges embracing ten departments with a total of over 2500 students.


College of Law and Politics
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Diplomacy and Public Relations
College of Science and Technology
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
College of Languages
  • Department of English
College of Administration and Economics
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Finance and Banking
College of Health Sciences
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Science

College of Nursing

  • Department of Nursing 













Vision and Mission

University of Human Development (UHD) endeavours to positively contribute to the educational and economic development of local communities and society as a whole. It works to maintain its quality leadership among private universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and highlights its name in the academic world. UHD is committed to maintaining high academic standards, enhancing the quality of teaching, learning and research to serve the local, national and international communities, and developing programmes supporting the university's mission. UHD creates the best opportunities for its students to develop themselves and to realise their intellectual, academic, and professional potential so that they become productive and responsible citizens. We at UHD are committed to high quality teaching, scholarly work, academic and professional programmes, and a great level of university-students interaction. We work toward our common goals with other universities and academic institutions and we value teamwork, participation, and diversity of ideas and perspectives.


UHD’s core values:

The University of Human Development seeks to achieve its goals through the following core values:
  • Social and Moral Values:
    • UHD is committed to social and moral values at the highest level inspired by Islamic teachings and humanitarian ideals.
  • Environment and Scientific Application:
    • UHD is committed to securing an educational environment for the students that encourage progressive thinking, comprehending modern technology, and paying attention to the practical side for each specialty.
  • Quality:
    • UHD is committed to high scientific and educational standards by developing the educational process, scientific research, and community mobilization. We will work to maintain our quality leadership among private universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and highlight UHD’s name in the academic world.
  • Creativity and perfection:
    • UHD works persistently to achieve academic perfection. As stated in UHD’s guidelines, we support scientific excellence, cultural advancement, proficiency, skills and talents.
  • Serving society:
    • UHD consolidates its relationships with the society and the social establishment by serving, developing and supporting the society with knowledge and by joint projects with the government institutions.
  • Humanity:
    • Inspired by the collective term ‘humanity’, UHD strongly believes in mutual respect among human beings regardless of their belief, race, colour, sex and economic background.
  • Academic freedom:
    • The university encourages openness and dialogue and emphasises on justice, equity, and academic freedom.
  • Cooperation:
    • UHD inculcates teamwork, team building, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence.
  • Curriculum development:
    • UHD utilises updated curricula to equip students with the most recent thoughts and inputs on their selected fields of study, and also encourages graduates to pursue postgraduate studies at UHD or other universities.
  • CSOs, CBS and NGOs:
    • UHD desires to work in partnership with local and international civil society organisations, community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations to achieve mutual goals and objectives.
  • Institutional accountability:
    • The sense of corporate responsibility and accountability are essential conditions for achieving the university’s goals and missions.




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Prof. Dr. Ali Muhiddin Qaradaghi
Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmad Rasheed.
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Prof. Dr. Ali Muhiddin Qaradaghi

I am honored to introduce you to some fatherly and sincere directions which are: Knowledge is the basis of every progress and civilization, and the key of empowerment and succession, but the originative and influential knowledge can be achieved only by the one who gives his life to it, lives in its hermitage, and loves its chancel; therefore I wish you be of those brilliants. My hope is that you will hold the keys, values, and the methods of knowledge so that you can be pioneers, stars and suns of knowledge. I advise you not to graduate from the university unless you have placed yourself on the road of knowledge and creativity. We aim at professionalism and the achievement of the best in the service of the students, and the best in the connection between the university and the social institutions theoretically , searchingly, and practically. We want to develop the human being and the society, so the only privilege in our consideration will be the scientific qualification, excluding any other influence.

The Best of Luck
Professor Dr. Ali Muhiddin Qaraddaqi
The Concessionaire & President of the Board of Trustees and President of the University Council


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Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmad Rasheed.

 

Dear students,

 

Founded in 2008, the University of Human Development (UHD) has been a leading higher educational institution in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UHD has a professional and qualified teaching staff and administrative staff. It provides modern facilities and equipment for the learning process. It also has sports and entertainment facilities.

 

UHD is among the best universities in the Kurdistan Region. It has a proud academic record thanks to the hard work of its lecturers, researchers, administrators and students. At UHD, we make sure that our students, who are largely from the Kurdistan Region but also from Iraq and the neighboring states, have the best learning atmosphere and get equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications so that they can do well in the labour market and be able to study for postgraduate degrees at the national and international universities. UHD certificate is recognized in Europe and North America, and it is recognized in other parts of the world.

 

We support our alumni in finding jobs or pursuing post-graduate studies. We invite them to the academic activities we hold on the UHD campus or online. Many of our alumni occupy important positions in the public and private sectors. They are now serving their communities.

 

UHD has signed collaboration agreements and memorandum of understanding with many universities and academic institutions in and outside the Kurdistan Region to cooperate on matters related to enhancing education and scientific research and the well-being of society. There are many joint conferences, symposiums, workshops, seminars and debates held annually between UHD and other national and international universities and academic institutions. In the past, UHD has held many workshops and opened short and long courses on quality assurance, public relations…etc for officers and administrators in the public sector in Kurdistan, and it will continue the trend in the future.

 

Acquiring accreditation and high ranking have priorities for UHD. We are accredited by prominent international accreditors, and we have been in the first best group of Kurdistan Region’s universities according to the National Ranking of the Universities in Kurdistan which is released annually by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government and have obtained a high position in the international ranking systems.

 

Then, I would like to ensure you that you would be making the right choice in applying to our university to pursue your future goals. UHD is your second family, and it is a place for you to develop yourself and benefit your country, your community and humanity.


 

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed



President image
Prof. Dr. Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed

 

Dear students,

Founded in 2008, the University of Human Development (UHD) has been a leading higher educational institution in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. UHD has a professional and qualified teaching staff and administrative staff. It provides modern facilities and equipment for the learning process. It also has sports and entertainment facilities.

UHD is among the best universities in the Kurdistan Region. It has a proud academic record thanks to the hard work of its lecturers, researchers, administrators and students. At UHD, we make sure that our students, who are largely from Sulaymaniyah Governorate but also from other governorates and neighboring states, have the best learning atmosphere and get equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications so that they can do well in the labour market and be able to study for postgraduate degrees at the national and international universities. UHD certificate is recognized in Europe and North America and it is recognized in many other countries around the world.

We support our alumni in finding jobs or pursuing post-graduate studies. We invite them to the academic activities we hold on the UHD campus or online. Many of our alumni occupy important positions in the public and private sectors. They are now serving their communities.

UHD has signed collaboration agreements and memorandum of understanding with many universities and academic institutions in and outside the Kurdistan Region to cooperate on matters related to enhancing education and scientific research and the wellbeing of society. There have been many joint conferences, symposiums, workshops, seminars and debates held between UHD and other national and international universities and academic organizations. And, UHD has held many workshops and opened short and long courses on quality assurance, public relations…etc for officers and administrators in the public sector in Kurdistan. 

Accreditation and acquiring a high position on the national and international ranking systems have priority for UHD. We are working hard on these issues. We have come top on the National Ranking of the Universities in Kurdistan which is held annually by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government and we have obtained a high position on some of the prominent international ranking systems.

Then, I would like to ensure you that you would be making the right choice in applying to our university to pursue your future goals. UHD is your second family and it is a place for you to develop yourself and benefit your country, your community and humanity.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed