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Facts Sheet

Kufa University is expanding in terms of building material and human potential, as well as track to expand absorbed degrees to students in the graduate and postgraduate studies, keeping in mind the foreign students.
The University has opened many scientific aspects such as engineering, medical and humanitarian need by increasing the number of students and to cover the needs of labor market and what fits the status of Najaf province, scientific and religious holy ancient city.

Academic Staff

The UoK follows the academic hierarchy structure of the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR). In an ascending order, the UoK academic rank is arranged as: Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. Holders of an M.Sc degrees are automatically assigned as assistant lecturer. After which, they can be promoted in the aforementioned fashion. Holders of PhD degrees are given a lecturer rank if they were assistant lecturer before they were awarded their PhD degree. Deploma and B.Sc holders are considered research assistants and are not awarded any academic rank. Their role is limited to setting up lab experiments, assisting in labs and administration. The table below shows the total figures of academic staff at the UoK broken down to faculty levels as of the academic year 2015/2016.

Faculty Professor Assistant Professor lecturer Assistant lecturer Total
Archaeology 2 1 6 10 19
Arts 20 49 47 34 150
Administration and Economics 18 30 30 35 113
Physical Planning 0 4 10 32 46
Basic Education 5 14 16 17 52
Physical Education ad Sport Science 2 6 9 8 25
Education for Women 27 91 84 69 271
Education 3 11 26 39 79
Nursing 1 5 9 8 23
Agriculture 7 17 38 38 100
Pharmacy 3 14 29 38 84
Medicine 31 87 83 32 233
Veterinary Medicine 2 8 29 21 60
Science 6 72 70 94 242
Political Science 0 6 8 10 24
Jurisprudence 11 25 22 14 72
Low 2 14 16 17 49
Languages 2 4 3 7 16
Engineering 2 26 82 168 278
Dentistry 4 14 13 32 63
Computer Science and Math 3 9 13 37 62
University Staff 1 4 10 31 46
Total 152 511 653 791 2107

Students Statistics

The total headcount of student enrolment at the UoK is on the rise. In total, there were 14638 FTE students enrolled at UoK in the academic year 2009/2010. Currently (2015/2016), this figure has risen dramatically to 26899 in 2015/2016. The UoK runs to programmes: a Morning program where lectures are delivered during day hours and Evening Programme where the lectures are delivered from the afternoon up. The table below shows the FTE students numbers through the past 7 years.

 

Academic Year Morning Evening Total
2010/2009 10682 3956 14638
2011/2010 12943 4675 17618
2011/2012 14644 4976 19620
2012/2013 18461 4734 23195
2013/2014 21414 4652 26066
2014/2015 21944 4068 26012
2015/2016 22164 4735 26899

The UoK is a strong advocate of gender neutrality which is reflected in the FTE students figures showing healthy proportions of males and females. In addition, we run programmes for women only to further promotes equal opportunity.  The table below summarizes the FTE students numbers as per a faculty level.

Faculty Male Female Total
Archaeology 300 119 419
Arts 1291 1383 2674
Administration and Economics 1340 694 2034
Physical Planning 155 195 350
Basic Education 790 795 1585
Physical Education ad Sport Science 275 60 335
Education for Women  0 2849 2849
Education 590 1091 1681
Nursing 124 398 522
Agriculture 535 402 937
Pharmacy 298 518 816
Medicine 331 456 787
Veterinary Medicine 156 82 238
Science 578 635 1213
Political Science 438 237 675
Jurisprudence 482 833 1315
Low 444 364 808
Languages 37 95 132
Engineering 811 909 1720
Dentistry 236 323 559
Computer Science and Math 231 284 515
Total 9442 12722 22164

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