Mustansiriyah University

Impact Rankings 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Climate action 2020
401–600 th
Impact Rankings: Quality education 2020
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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