University of Mosul

The University of Mosul is a public university and the second largest educational and research centre in Iraq. It was founded in 1967 and today offers accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in more than 100 specialisations.

When ISIL captured the city of Mosul during the 2014 Northern Iraq Offensive, the University was shut down and looted. When it was reopened under their control that year, the fields of study were restricted, and over 8,000 books and 100,000 manuscripts in its library were believed to have been destroyed, along with the Faculty of Fine Arts buildings among others. The university reopened in March 2017.

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