Erbil International

Mission and Vision


University’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to benefit individuals and the community through education. This includes personal training, up-to-date knowledge and the updating of skills in various fields of academic research such as engineering, management, law and international studies and education. The IUoE aims at creating an educational environment suitable to the formation of the future generation. Thanks to its commitment the IUoE will offer its students all the educational and intellectual means to improve their lives and to benefit the whole society. The IUE main goals are set in order to create not only good professionals in their respective fields, but also to form citizens aware of their role in society. In order to achieve these goals, the International University of Erbil® supports:

Academic excellence

by supporting and encouraging the highest standards of academic achievement and research;


by engaging students from different ethnic, religious, economic and social backgrounds;


by creating an open, positive environment of active participation in studying and research;

Freedom of thought and expression

by respecting different opinions and means of expression in harmony with customs and traditions;


by educating a leadership with integrity and vision;


The International University of Erbil® is committed to fostering generations of successful professionals who will contribute positively in enlightening and benefitting the future of Kurdistan and the region.


University’s Vision Statement

The International University of Erbil seeks to establish itself as one of the top universities in Kurdistan, Iraq and the wider region. Our aim is to create a professional workforce and leaders for the community by offering a high quality educational environment. This will inspire students and individuals to achieve their potential through learning, research and best practice.
Our History

The International University of Erbil stands as a beacon of higher education in the thriving capital city of Erbil, within the dynamic Kurdistan Region. Embracing a progressive academic structure, the university has transitioned from a college-based system to a more collaborative faculty framework, fostering cross-disciplinary synergy and intellectual growth.

Currently, the university boasts four distinct faculties—Engineering, Business Management, Education, and Law & International Studies and Diplomacy. These faculties encompass a total of 22 departments, each dedicated to providing a rich, diverse curriculum that equips students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

In this nurturing environment, the International University of Erbil remains committed to cultivating academic excellence, critical thinking, and innovation among its students, preparing them to make meaningful contributions to society.

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