University of Kufa

The University of Kufa is a public university located in Kufa, Iraq.

The history of the University of Kufa can be traced back to the 7th century CE, when the city of Kufa was founded by Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib and became the capital of the Caliphate. Kufa was a major center of learning and scholarship during the Islamic Golden Age, and many famous scholars and scientists lived and taught there.

In the modern era, the University of Kufa was founded in 1987 with only two faculties: Education for Girls and Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine had been established a decade earlier as part of the University of Mustansiriya in Baghdad.

The university grew rapidly in its early years, and new faculties were added on a regular basis. However, the university's development was interrupted by the Gulf War and the subsequent sanctions imposed on Iraq. During this period, the university faced many challenges, including funding shortages, staff shortages, and a lack of access to resources.

Despite these challenges, the University of Kufa continued to operate and provide its students with an education. In the years since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the university has rebuilt and expanded, and it is now one of the leading universities in the country.

The University of Kufa is committed to providing its students with a high-quality education and preparing them for success in their chosen careers. The university also plays an important role in the Iraqi education system and in the development of the country as a whole.

University of Kufa is ranked as the #3 top university in Iraq during 2024. This is the same rank as last year.

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2024 Ranking #3
University Name University of Kufa
Name in Local Language جامعة الكوفة
Acronym KU
Year Established 1987
Colors Green, yellow and red


The university is located in Najaf. Find the address and map of the university below.

Address Kufa, Najaf, Iraq


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Phone +964 (33) 340952
Website University of Kufa Website
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