About The University


About Hawler Medical University

Hawler Medical University is located in the city of Erbil (Hawler) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, on 100m Street, beside Rizgary Teaching Hospital.

Hawler Medical University was founded by the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government in July 2005 and was endorsed by the Council of Ministers of the Iraqi Federal Government in March 2006. The university was established to include in itself the four colleges that were belonging to Salahaddin University in Erbil; College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing. The university was expanded later to include, in addition to the previously mentioned colleges, the College of Health Sciences and the Medical Research Center.

Aim of Hawler Medical University
The overall aim of establishment of HMU is to improve the medical education in the Kurdistan region as well as to have a better management of the mentioned colleges. Establishment of a university for medical group colleges is by itself the first experience in Iraq. The ultimate goal of Hawler Medical University is to be an innovative centre of excellence in learning and research of medical and health sciences in the country and the region.

Hawler Medical University provides undergraduate and graduate studies in different medical and health sciences. The language of study in the four colleges is English. Hawler Medical University is progressing very well to establish itself as a modern and successful centre of medical and health education and research with the efforts of a committed and talented staff and the support of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The success of Hawler Medical University is intended to promote its services to the community in Kurdistan region and Iraq as whole. 

Vision and Mission 
Hawler Medical University is intended to be an innovative center of excellence in learning and research while supporting students and researchers committed to assist the community. The aim is to promote the development of students to reach their true potential in becoming competent, ethical, caring and inquiring doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and laboratory technicians as well as visionary leaders.
Hawler Medical University is committed to academic freedom and the principles of equal opportunity with no discrimination in delivering its services and applying knowledge with high standards of intellectual, educational and research productivity. It is intended to become a learning institution that provides education and research services in all fields of health and education like a modern medical university in a well-developed country.