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Welcome to Department of Geology

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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 encourages 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.

Our Staff:

Professor 7

Assistant Professor 15

Lecturer 8

Assistant Lecturer 18

Demonstrators  14

Department Head speech:

I would like to categorical my delight to belong to the Department of Geology, The Geology Department goals to provide a comprehensive information of Earth’s materials, processes, and from these educate college students who will excel in the geoscience group of workers and create sustainable answers to Earth-related social needs. These goals are necessary for all of society’s institutions, and existence in general, whereas non-renewable resources (petroleum and metals) are depleted, simultaneous renewable resources (water and soils) are increasingly more contaminated, our environmental change threatens our modern-day popular of living, and as well as geological hazards become increasingly costly and deadly as populations grow. Successfully addressing such troubles requires a clear understanding of the evolution of the Earth system and the natural forces that have influenced it over a long time in the past, and how those processes operate in the modern Earth. We are confident that we are going ahead in adopting a learning environment capable of preparing and qualifying graduates that able to face the challenges creatively and resourcefully.

Mushir Mustafa Baziany

Assistant professor

Our Halls and Laboratories:

Geology department consists of 9 theoretical Halls for theoretical lectures and over 13 Laboratories for practical lectures as well as conference room and meeting room, with laboratories accommodating our larger equipment.

Each laboratory 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 laboratory can accommodate 30-35 students in a 100 m2 and 152 m2 by this each student will get about 3-4 m2 of personal space.

Our scientific instruments in the labs:

- X-ray Diffraction ( XRD)

- X-Ray Fluorescence( XRF)

- Scanning electron microscope(SEM)

-PICARRO for Oxygen and hydrogen isotopes analysis

-Shear stress test machine

-Gas chromatography (GC) 

-Workshop includes various cutting and crushing machines

-A0 printers and scanners.

-Various types of Ovens and hotplates.

The main laboratories in the department are:

-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.

-Geophysics Lab.

-Sedimentology Lab.

-Geochemistry Lab.

-Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Lab.

-Geosoftware Lab.

-Engineering Geology Lab.

-Paleontology and Paleontology Lab.

-Petrography Lab.

Academic Staff
Seminars & Workshops
University Seismic Observatory 

Recent Events

  • GeoKurdistan IV Conference The geologists meeting in GeoKurdistan Conference becomes a continued work and most of researchers are waiting this event every two years. Since the first conference in 2012 ...
    Posted May 12, 2019, 2:47 AM by Sarkhel H. Mohammed
  • Department staff meeting On 27th June 2018, the last department staff meeting was held by the head of the Department of Geology assist. prof. Dr. Mushir Mustafa and The reporter Mr. Harem Omer ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 1:19 PM by Sarkhel H. Mohammed
  • First trial examination Result On Monday 2nd of July 2018 the final exam result (first trial) had been announced for the academic years 2017-2018 in the department of Geology-college of science, we ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 12:56 PM by Sarkhel H. Mohammed
  • First trial examination On Wednesday 30 May 2018 the final exam (first trial) has been started for the academic years 2017-2018 in the department of Geology-college of science, we wish all ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 2:55 PM by Sarkhel H. Mohammed
  • PhD Lecturer from Geology Department got selected in ERASMUS MUNDUS- MARHABA program A PhD lecturer at University of Sulaimani l Geology Department by the name (Dr.Dara Amin) was selected by ERASMUS MUNDUS- MARHABA program where he visited Spain and performed a ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 1:58 PM by Sarkhel H. Mohammed
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