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University of Basrah



Based in the city of Basra in Iraq, the University of Basrah became an independent academic institution in 1964. Consisting of over a dozen colleges, the university is spread across three campuses in the city, while there are also several research centers and halls of residence for enrolled students.

The Northern Campus of Qarmat Ali contains the colleges of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Science, Education, Agriculture and Physical Education. On the Southern Campus of Bab Al Zubayer, you will find the colleges of Business and Economics, Law, Arts, Historical Studies, Fine Arts. The medicine and dentistry colleges are based separately.

Basra is Iraq’s main port and students who choose to study here should be aware that it’s known to be the country’s hottest city, with summer temperatures often exceeding 50ºC. If you can brave the heat, you’ll find a cultured, economically prosperous city with connections to the petrochemical industry and agriculture. 

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Total faculty staff - 2,412


Total faculty staff - 2,412

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