Research priorities

As part of the innovation and development strategy set by the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, our university aims towards becoming an internationally recognized higher education institutions and a pioneer in research in various disciplines. The university is currently classified as an accredited research institution, with distinguished and elite faculty members and researchers who enable our university of meeting its aims and visions. It is worth mentioning that the university has a global academic reputation in various field of scientific research. The large number of university students and graduates makes it an important source of human resources for most sectors of economic activity. The university aims, through innovative high-level distinguished research, to meet the country's research needs in areas of national priority in order to explore new opportunities for knowledge transfer and the commercialization of scientific research. The University Council has identified eight basic areas and factors of transformational priorities for nourishing the scientific research in Iraq.

Essential Sciences

This research area includes the following aspects:

Technological, industrial and environmental applications.

National mineral resources.

Nuclear applications and their environmental impacts.

Genetic and molecular studies within an ecological and genetic context.

Sustainable Development

This research area includes the following aspects:

Renewable energy and storage.

Types of engines and fuels.

Fuel cell technology and hybrid systems.

Increasing the efficiency of energy systems.

Energy economics and policy.


This research area includes the following aspects:

Nano- and biological research on the production and development of new materials usable in various engineering applications.

Medical devices manufacturing and materials.

Production and management in industrial sectors.

Defence technology.

Medical and Pharmaceutical Studies

This research area includes the following aspects:

Technical and clinical applications and development of pharmaceutical practices.

Oral and dental health.

Human diseases (nervous, renal, digestive, and respiratory systems).

Paediatric health, growth and development.

Nursing Sciences

This research area includes the following aspects:

Nursing interventions for chronic conditions and their impact on health care.

Nursing education and teaching curricula and their impact on nursing health care and other health professions.

Applied clinical nursing for all ages.

Efficiency of nursing care in health care provision.

Information Technology

This research area includes the following aspects:

Information, data and network security.

Data science and big data mining.

Natural language processing and its digital applications.

Artificial intelligence and its applications.

Internet of Things, smart cities, and their applications.

Humanities and Social Sciences

This research area includes the following aspects:

Human rights practice and legislation.

Forced migration and its social, economic, and educational effects.

Economy, tourism, and investment.

Business management: entrepreneurship, governance, social responsibility, competitiveness, and marketing.

Antiquities and history.

Arabic language research: prospects, challenges and solutions.

Intolerance and extremist mindsets.

Additional Interests

This research area includes the following aspects:

Different stages of education.

Human and social studies and its legislation.

Social value systems and their application.

Media and culture.

Legal studies.

Political challenges in the region.

Human geography and population studies.