Our Teaching Staff:
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The Department of Geology strives to be recognized as a leading national educational institute in earth sciences. Its future plans is to become the forefront interdisciplinary research and education institution in Kurdistan, Iraq and the Middle East , through maintaining scientific integrity, ethics in research, seeking excellence in teaching, serving society and national needs, and pursuing international recognition.
The Department of Geology is dedicated to provide high quality innovative education that prepares students to face challenges of modern life and to have a successful career re to participate in the development of the region and the country. It offers outstanding teaching curriculum in geosciences and encourage research of high standards focusing on regional, national and international applied and important issues. It aims at maintaining productive cooperation with national and international research partnerships, as well as participating in the educational development of the local community by expanding the awareness of the importance of earth sciences for the society.
It is our fundamental aim is to graduate professional geoscientists having the modern knowledge, skills and values required to work on strategic projects involving , the detailed geological and survey and terrain evaluation of Kurdistan, environmental assessment and protection studies, and exploration and evaluation of water mineral and oil resources of the region.
The Department of Geology offers a high quality undergraduate and graduate educational program with wide range of basic , practical and applied courses, supported by motivated and dedicated faculty, advanced teaching and research facilities, and extensive field experiences.
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Assistant Lecturer 22
Our Halls and Laboratories:
Geology department consists of 8 theoretical Halls for theoretical lectures and over 13 Laboratories for practical lectures as well as conference room and meeting room, with Labs accommodating our larger equipment’s.
Each Lab constructed according to international Standards with every need possible and special attention given to space per student in a manner that every student has enough space for learning and equipment to fill their needs.
Every laboratories can accommodate 30-35 students in a 100m2 or 120m2 by this each student will get about 3-4 m2 of personal space.
Our major equipment’s in the labs:
-XRD (X-ray Diffraction) machine.
-XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) machine.
-SEM (scanning electron microscope).
-Various cutting and crushing machines.
-Cooking and slide making machine.
-Various size printers and scanners.
-Various types of Ovens and heaters.
Our laboratories include:
-University Seismic Observatory (USO) Lab
-Petroleum and Stratigraphy Lab.
-Ore Microscopy Lab.
-Structural Geology and Tectonics Lab.
-General Geology Lab.
-Geomorphology and Remote Sensing Lab.
-Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Lab.
-Engineering Geology Lab.
-Paleontology and Palenology Lab.
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