Mustansiriyah University

1501+
World University Rankings 2024
1001+
Impact Rankings 2023
501–600th
Asia University Rankings 2023
PO Box 14022, Palestine Street, Baghdad, Iraq

About Mustansiriyah University

Mustansiriyah University is a university in Baghdad, Iraq.

The original university was first established in 1227 by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mustansir and was one of the oldest universities in the world.

The modern Mustansiriyah University was established in 1963 by the Republic of Iraq Teacher's Union. It mainly provided evening courses in the beginning, but in 1964 the university was given the status of a semi-state university and was provided with some financial support.

Around the same time, it also merged with Al-Sha'bab University, which had been founded by the Iraqi Association of Economists.

After a brief period as a college within the University of Baghdad, the university was designated as a separate university in 1968 and the branch campuses became their own institutions. They became the University of Mosul and the University of Basra.

There are 12 colleges within the university including: medicine; dentistry; law; management and economy; arts; education; science; physical education; engineering; pharmacy; political science; basic education and hospitality.

Notable alumni include Nadhmi Auchi, a businessman and billionaire, Alia Mamdouh, a novelist, author and journalist and Betool Khedairi, an author.

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Key statistics

  • 6.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 33%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
    (1)
  • 30,964
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Mustansiriyah University

  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Life sciences

    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Law

    • Law