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Welcome to Department of Geology

Department Head speech:

Welcome to our website!                                                                                                                    
Assist. Professor Dr. Devan Othman Hussein 
Head of Department 
Department of Geology College of Science University of Sulaimani 
Mobile: 009647701924421 

As the sixth H.O.D of the Department of Geology, I have no doubt that the task ahead, that is, continuing the process of building the Department is something that I must address myself. In this, there should be nothing short of producing results. I have appropriately received the baton of office to run this relay. This new era shall be begun upon principled decisions and the passing up of arbitrariness in decision making at the Department of Geology. I wish to add here that even if you do not like someone, consider the good contributions they have made and give them their due. Do unto others what you want others to do unto you is not too much to ask for. After all, we have a common humanity. In making the choice to be disciplined and do what is proper, everyone must be given his or her due. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Geology. The Department of Geology has been growing considerably during these last few years due to the success of its graduates in proving themselves as highly skilled and professional geologists. The Geological Bachelor programs are designed to reflect the diverse needs of our students and the society we live in whilst retaining academic rigor. They equip our students with the required knowledge and skills to work as a professional and active geologist in a wide range of career disciplines such as hydrogeologists, petroleum geologists, engineering geologists, geomorphologists, geophysicists, mineralogists, geochemists, structural geologists, petrologists, sedimentologists, and more. A career in geology offers broad scope to anyone interested in the Earth and how it works. Our programs also open the doors for our graduates to continue their graduate studies at universities around the world. Our highly qualified academic staff carefully designs their courses to ensure our graduates have the skills they need to make a significant contribution to their future. We strive to develop graduates who are ready for the changing needs of the local and global industry. As we look to the future, the Department of Geology will continue to fulfill its aim to contribute to our society with research, scholarship, teaching, and learning, and with its commitment to excellence. Whether you are a first-time visitor, student, parent, alumni, or employer, I invite you to explore our department webpages and discover by yourself the ample opportunities at our department as a first choice in geology education.

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 12

Assistant Professor 13

Lecturer 10

Assistant Lecturer 6

Demonstrators  11

PhD Students 7

MSc Students 9

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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