The Times World
University Rankings (WUR), one of the three most reliable and widely
observed university rankings in the world, has listed the University of Human
Development (UHD) in its newly released 2022 Edition as the only private
university in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq along with three public universities.
UHD is among 452
other universities listed and given the ‘reporter’ status which means that there
are works to be done to be ranked by WUR. However, being listed is a great
achievement and a step forward knowing that a rather small number of the world
universities has been ranked or listed by WUR.
There are four
indicators used by WUR to measure an institution’s performance: teaching,
research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. UHD makes considerable
efforts to improve and develop in all these areas.
WUR is published
by the Times Higher Education magazine in the United Kingdom, it reports
news and issues related to higher education in the world. The magazine receives
data from the Netherlands-based Elsevier publishing company to rank and list
the world universities
UHD is a
non-profit university in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region, established in
2008. It currently has 11 departments across 6 colleges and more than 2000
students including a number of international students.