University of SulaimaniUniversity


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Foundation: 1968

Mission: The University of Sulaimani considers itself a leading institution in Kurdistan Region and Iraq and works to prepare the unborn generations so as to secure a bright future for Kurdistan as well as Iraq. The University tries to provide the best training for the students to become inventors and participate in the processes of progress and development in this region. The University keeps on preparing qualified and trained staff for Kurdistan Regional Government directorates as well as for the private sector and it continues to enlighten this region, simultaneously, it remains the leader in the process of diverting the community through preparing graduates who are provided with science, knowledge and training. Among the principles of working in this university is to observe human rights, women’s rights, children rights, tolerance and democracy.

Vision: The University of Sulaimani is a center for knowledge and change in Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The goal of this University is to become one of the top universities in the Middle East.


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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 area

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 869th171st95th10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 859th77th36th1st
Chemistry 555th43rd20th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 586th101st68th11th
Environmental Science 712th163rd88th7th
Medicine 837th136th68th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 969th190th90th9th

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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