On November 30, 2016 Dr. Yussif Goran, minister of Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research visited University of Human Development, and he was welcomed by Professor Dr. Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed, President of University of Human Development.

The minister congratulated University of Human Development for coming on the top of the chart of the private universities for the second year in the row.
Dr. Yussif Goran highly praised the role of the private universities in sense of developing science and he urged for more corporation between their ministry and the private universities.
In return, the president stated that UHD has always worked according to the rules of the Ministry of Higher Education, and always tried to develop the quality of studying in the university, which is the reason behind UHD's success.