Salahaddin University-ErbilUniversity


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Foundation: 1981

Mission: The mission of Salahaddin University is to shape individuals capable of creative and critical thinking, striving for continuous improvement of their knowledge and professional skills up to the standards of knowledge society, taking up social and economic challenges of the present out of a sense of civic duty and respect for human dignity. Provide an innovative educational platform which will allow SU to become a world class university. Improve research centers for developing staff and student skills. Develop industry leaders by providing excellent learning programmes and experiences to graduates, post-graduates and professionals. Build up extensive learning centers using the latest technology. Advance knowledge to develop the country economically. Develop an academic reputation that stakeholders, faculty and staff can be proud of. Decentralize the administrative work of the university to enable SU faculty staff to pursue the mission statement adopted by the university. To transform the prospects of individuals, employers and society through excellence in practice-based education, research and knowledge exchange.

Vision: To be a world-class teaching university, leader in the pursuit of knowledge, research and skills development, and to network people worldwide for the purpose of academic excellence and mutual achievement. To be the leading university for creative and professional practice inspired by innovation and enquiry. Salahaddin University has been challenging and developing great minds for more than 30 years. Characterized by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Salahaddin University name on the international stage. Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Erbil we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESIraq
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3988th316th168th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4165th169th85th2nd
Chemistry 4413th389th209th23rd
Computer Science 3583rd288th207th24th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +3096th169th107th21st
Energy 3529th349th225th23rd
Engineering +3845th335th199th24th
Environmental Science 4419th339th189th24th
Mathematics 3838th362nd228th30th
Medicine +    
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 4296th391st233rd24th
Physics and Astronomy 3343rd246th132nd22nd
Veterinary 1033rd114th59th12th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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