2011-06-17 00:00:00

Faculty of Science

Dr. Ahmed .M. Salih Dr. Ahmed .M. Salih
eMail: ahmed.salih@uod.ac
Tel: 00964627627164

The Faculty of Science offers a B.Sc. degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology & computer science. The studies will normally take at least four years.                                              

The Faculty of Science was established in 1997 as the College of Science with two branches, mathematics and physics. According to the strategic reform plans, during the academic year of 2010-2011, the title College of Science was changed officially to be the Faculty of Science.


The main vision of the staff members of the faculty is to make the Faculty of Science a center of scientific and technological excellence nationally and internationally and serve the community as they stride towards this goal.

The Vision Statement for our Faculty is an indication of what it aspires to be. In crafting its vision the Faculty recognizes that the world is changing rapidly and that higher education must change with it. Specifically, the Faculty strives for the vision needed to successfully lead in a system of higher education that is rapidly redefining itself to meet the challenges of a changing student population, shifting globally driven market forces, increasingly complex technologies, rising costs, and eroding state fiscal support. At the same time, the faculty recognizes that the contributions made by science the welfare of society will play an increasingly dominant role in the future. As part of the Duhok University system, the faculty recognizes its special obligation to the Duhok City, with its culturally diverse population.

First and foremost the Faculty aspires to the highest standards of excellence for student learning and performance. Key to this vision is the following characteristics. First, Education must be viewed as a fusion of classroom teaching and hands on research with faculty mentors who actively engage students. The intricate mixing of teaching and research is viewed as the greatest strength of the Faculty. Its powerful educational effectiveness comes from linking facts, theory, inquiry, discovery, and solutions to real world problems. The most important goal of research in the Faculty is the education of undergraduate students. Second, realizing that economic constraints do not allow us to be "all things to all people", the Faculty will be recognized for high quality undergraduate and graduate education that strives for distinction by developing specialty areas in the sciences. These specialty areas will result from the integration of faculty interests and local, regional and state priorities. Third, the educational programs, led by a highly skilled and dedicated faculty, will engage and challenge students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, mastering skills such as critical thinking, communication, and quantitative analysis. Students will also be provided with the latest knowledge and technical expertise that are needed in today's job market. Fourth, the Faculty is committed to continuous improvement of its instructional programs through a policy of rigorous, data-based, systematic assessment.

The Faculty aspires to the highest standard of excellence in scholarship. The Faculty will be recognized by its peers for excellence in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge that directly benefits the region, state, and nation. To achieve its vision of excellence in both teaching and research, the Faculty aspires to the teacher-scholar model, where faculty members are effective skilled teachers, understand how students learn, integrate teaching with research, and are committed to the creation of new knowledge for its own sake and its application to solving problems. Active cross-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with centers of excellence abroad encouraged and viewed as essential to the teaching-research mission of the Faculty

The strategic aims of Faculty of Science are to ensure the efficiency of its undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes:
1. Provide high quality education and support environment for the students.
2. Offer flexible curricular structures.
3. Establish an integrated system for conducting scientific research that has a positive impact on the Region.
4. Encourage the staff to improve the quality of teaching.
5. Establish a system of quality management and monitoring to improve performance at all levels of teaching, research and community services.

Faculty of Science aims to achieve a number of objectives directly connected with the real needs of students who want to join it as well as meeting the need of the community.
These objectives are:
1. Preparing qualified students in modern communication science in both the theoretical and technical aspects.
2. Graduating a generation of women/men scientists who are aware and capable of carrying out the different posts in field of science.
3. Promoting standard of employees in the field of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology and qualifying them at the B.Sc. level.
4. Co-operating with the scientific institutions inside and outside Kurdistan Region and Iraq.