what does the Emblem of UoK represent?
The round green and white logo of the University of Kufa is mediated with Islamic decoration and a symbol of Al-Kufa mosque’s gate inside it representing the historical link between the city and the university which are united with the appellation of (Al-Kufa). On the top half, the name of the university is written in English with a verse from the Holy Quran subscripted in Arabic”وقل ربي زدني علماً” meaning “And say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge”. On the bottom half the name of the university is inscripted in kufa style. While on either side of the logo, the date of the university’s establishment exists in both A.D. and Muslim Calendar years.
What are the ethos of the university?
By fostering an environment conducive to academic achievement on a God-conscious basis, we aim for our students to:
1. Be god loving and fearing.
2. To achieve the highest academic standard integrated with strong morals and values.
3. Attain work satisfaction through good morals and avoiding materialistic pitfalls.
4. Remain modest, truthful, forgiving and firm in good conduct.
5. Obtain confidence and understanding in the spiritual, personal and community aspects of development.
Figures and Facts
1- Established : 1987
2- Type : Public
3- President : Prof. Akeel A. Yasseen.
4- Academic staff : 2107 in 2015-2016.
5- Undergraduate students: 22164 in 2015-2016.
6- Postgraduate students : 4545 in 2014-2015.
7- Location : Kufa city, Najaf Governorate, Iraq.
8- Campus : Both Urban and rural.
Why study at the University of Kufa?
1. Admits and educates a diverse student body.
2. Offers a rigorous, flexible curriculum with solid core requirements.
3. Careful matching of students with faculty to ensure rich collaboration in coursework and dissertations.
4. Fully engaged faculty to mentor students throughout their programs of study.
5. Opportunities for interprofessional learning and research collaboration.
6. Highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff.
What do we want for our students?
The University of Kufa has a strong commitment to the ‘holistic’ development of its students. By this we hope to achieve success and happiness for our students through their future endeavors.
What do we mean by success? High academic achievement or material gain does not purely define success for us. While these features are a contributing factor, we believe that spiritual development, human relations, high morals and values, and a genuine sense of belonging and concern for each other contribute to the success of an individual. These factors in turn create a sense of contentment and happiness, something that cannot be achieved with material or worldly gains alone.
The benefits to society of such a generation of young men and women is paramount. We are looking at future leaders who have a strong sense of belonging while sharing a vision of achieving the best for themselves and for their country. A generation of young Iraqis we can all be proud of!
A major goal of the University of Kufa is therefore to help develop the entire individual through enriching their educational experience and preparing them to meet the multiple needs of their society.
How is the discipline at the University of Kufa?
It is an expectation of the university that students will be self-motivated and self-disciplined to be able to conduct themselves in a mature manner at the university.
The University of Kufa has a unique Conduct Evaluation System, which constantly monitors the behavior and achievement of both students and educators.
Behavior management of the students at the University of Kufa compares extremely favorably to the students in other universities in Iraq. High profile visitors to the university have commented on the discipline of the students at the University of Kufa as one of the best that they have observed during their visits to many universities throughout Iraq.
Prior to commencing studies at the University of Kufa, students are presented with a manual which states the behavioral expectation of the university and students are expected to abide by it.