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Celebrating The World Health Day

Cihan University – Duhok celebrated its second graduation ceremony

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University Academic Journals

CIHAN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE is a peer reviewed scientific journal in social science and its interdisciplinary fields. The journal is published quarterly.


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Newroz is the Kurdish celebration of the Kurdish new year holiday “Nowruz.” Kurdish Newroz coincides with the Spring Equinox, and is a festival celebrating the beginning of spring. Over the years, Newroz has come to represent new beginnings, as well as an opportunity to support the Kurdish cause. For these reasons, Newroz is considered to be the most important festival in Kurdish culture. Typically the festival is celebrated in the days running up to the Spring Equinox, and this year will be celebrated from March 21th to April 1st.


Department of English

Department of English

founded in 2013 in response to the increasing demands for graduates in the field of English language and literature especially after the fast developments in Kurdistan Region.

Department of Banking and Financial Sciences

Department of Banking and Financial Sciences

helps the students to acquire the knowledge of financial management and advanced skills in assessing financial risks and returns, so that you can direct organizations in ways that mixing their value and enhances their skills and business acumen.

Department of Accounting

Department of Accounting

was established in 2013, and has been developing ever since. This department accepts high school graduates of three tracks: scientific, humanities, and vocational.

Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

one of the important departments at Cihan University. It started in 2013 with the foundation of the university. It teaches theoretical and practical methods of processing and communicating information by means of computers.


Department of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration

Business Administrators graduate will handle the operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities of a company or government offices. They are known by many job titles including CEO, general manager, and operations manager. Business administrators are often the individuals who grew the company, often they relinquish their positions and chair on executive boards.

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Admission is Open Now for Academic Year 2018- 2019

Founder's Message

Dear prospective students,

You are about to become part of the distinguished tradition of Cihan University! Whether you are seeking to attend an academic program or improve your career potential or enrich your life through education, Cihan University is the right choice!
More than merely engaging minds, what we do at Cihan University engages the whole person. Our mission asserts that education should never be confined to the classroom. Cihan University is committed to the ideal of developing one’s total self – intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
At Cihan University we encourage you to share your inspirations, grow in ways you have never imagined and search the pinnacle of your personal and professional dreams.

Although Cihan University is a new university, it develops rapidly! My vision as a founder of this institution is to see it among the finest universities in Middle East offering accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in most fields! Soon, Cihan University will expand its academic programs to medical studies, opening the first Teaching Hospital in the country!

Dear students, we are all here to inspire you, enabling you to reach out and inspire others.
As the Founder of Cihan University, I welcome you and wish you all the best !

Dr. Nawzad Bajger

Dr. Nawzad Bajger

Cihan University Founder
Dr. Zeravan Abdulmuhsen Asaad

Dr. Zeravan Abdulmuhsen Asaad

University President

President's Message

Dear Students:

To develop your scientific abilities, Cihan University provides you with a unique academic environment through the use of many basic requirements as well as specialized and efficient faculty members to elevate your capabilities and help you compete in the labor market in all sectors whether inside or outside the region, since the medium of instruction in our university is English. Thanks for the Kurdistan regional government and ministry of higher education for their support to make the university more productive and successful. In our strategy, we believe that universities aim at leading the country in research and education. Therefore, we seek to achieve our goals in ways that enable the society to optimally utilize them nationally and internationally. Moreover, we try to do our best in revitalizing and improving higher education through the following:

• The spirit of teamwork.

• Working with regional, national, international partners, and academic institutions.

• Since marketing is the most powerful factor for transforming higher education and quality as well as it is the most important issue in higher education sector ,we believe in competing with other academic institutions.

Finally, we trust that building our higher education capacity is not a luxury, but a necessity in order to use our potentials to bring sustainable development to our country and community.

CIHAN UNIVERSITYis the oldest established English-speaking

private university and the first multi-campus University in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.Cihan currently has campuses in the major cities of Kurdistan namely



offers undergraduate degrees in Law, Business Administration, Accounting & IT, Communication & Engineering, Computer Science, International Relations, Architecture Engineering, Biology, Graphic Design and English.


offers undergraduate degrees in Law, Business Administration, Accounting by IT, Accounting, Computer Science, and English.


Our most recent campus,our campus offers degrees in Accounting, Computer Science, Banking and English.