The University of Kirkuk was founded on January 17, 2003. At the start, it included four colleges: Law, Education for Human Sciences, Science, and Nursing. In order to meet the market needs of various scientific experts, the university established three new colleges: medicine, engineering, and agriculture. As well as the College of Administration and Economics, which was established in 2007-2008, and the College of Education for Physical Sciences and Sports Sciences and many other scientific and Humanities departments have been launched. More importantly, postgraduate studies (Master's degree) in Physics, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Law, Arabic Language, and the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture have been begun. Also, doctoral studies (Ph.D. degree) were established in the College of Law and the Department of Arabic Language in the College of Education for Human Sciences. All these achievements have been established as a part of the university’s plan and vision to open new horizons that would help to provide the province with exceptional and promising experiences.