College of Science

Department of Physics


In 1968, the University of Sulaimani was established in Sulaymaniyah City as one of the first universities in Kurdistan. It all started with three colleges: agriculture, science, and engineering. The Department of Physics has a long history within the University and began operating in 1969. The department began offering graduate studies in 1978. In 1981, with a political decision, the university was moved from Sulaymaniyah to Erbil and changed its name to Salahaddin University. Following the Kurdish Uprising of 1991 and the formation of the first Kurdish Parliament, the parliament decided to re-establish the University of Sulaimani in 1992, and the university began operations with three colleges of language, agriculture, and medicine. With the effort of several professors and faculty members’ suggestions to the head of the University and the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding the necessity and significance of the College of science to the University, the decision was made to open the departments of Mathematics and Geology. The Department of Physics was reopened and began receiving the first group of applicants to study physics in 1999.

Department Vision:

The vision of the physics department is to produce highly skilled and expert graduates of physics who will become leading figures in their fields as well as work within institutions that are concerned with the discipline to provide necessary knowledge in different areas. Our overarching vision is to conduct research and produce specialists who will lead scientific research.

Department Mission:

Our mission is to provide equal learning opportunities, familiarize students with the science of physics regardless of their gender, and develop their capabilities. The department enables students to research the fundamental question regarding nature, which is a part of the mission of the department.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who graduate successfully and complete their studies are highly skilled researchers and scientists of the future. They become highly qualified individuals to work in research institutions to promote science as well as work in governmental institutions. Graduate students are also highly qualified to teach their knowledge and skills at schools and other educational institutions to disseminate and promote science. Furthermore, opportunities are open for successful students who are interested in further studies (M.Sc. and PhD) in the discipline of physics.

Study Methods:

Bologna process and in the attached file you can find more detail about the course


English and Kurdish.


The bachelor's degree in this department has a duration of four years, divided into eight semesters. They provide an excellent knowledge of the essential subjects of modern physics.

Academic Staff:

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