Established in 1987, the University of Qadisiyah hosts several colleges including the College of Arts, Archaeology, School of Medicine, Pharmacy, Economics, Law and finally College of Archaeology. It serves over 21,000 students. Due to the archaeological nature of the province of Qadisiyah the College of Archaeology was established in 2014 with two major departments: Ancient Archaeology & Islamic Archaeology. It serves 180 students. The University of Qadisiyah (QU) will lead WP1-PREPARATION, coordinating the collection of all the information on context analysis for the identification of issues and needs of Iraqi HEIs and cultural heritage labour market. QU will also participate in all the planned activities of the project. The QU staff will attend to all intensive courses in EU universities and to the administrative training in Baghdad (WP2). 

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FERDOUS ABBAS JABIR. President of the University of Qadisiyah. Since 1999 she has worked as researcher and Professor of the College of Medicine in the University of Qadisiyah. She has published several articles in international scientific journals and participated as lecturer in several scientific conferences. She was Chairman of the Scientific Promotions Committee from 2008 till 2011 and she is currently member of the Scientific Committee of the College of Medicine.

AHMED MOHAMMED TANASH MOHAEBS. Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology since 2016. He completed his PhD in History at Al-Qadisiya University in 2004. Among his positions and memberships, he has been member of the Department of History/College of Education at Al-Qadisiya University, the human rights and Democracy Center in Al-Diwanyia City, Iraqi Association of History and Human Cooperation Organization. In relation to his team work projects, he  was in charge as manager of an archaeological excavation team at Marad ancient archaeological site in 2007. 

MOHAMMED HAMZA ABDULSADA ALHASHIMI. Associate Professor at the University of Al-Qadisiyah and obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering Power Engineering  at Cardiff University in 2012. Since 2010, he has been the Head of the Department of Scholarships, Cultural Relations and International Agreements. Main Duties: provide leadership, supervision and direction for the department, managing and maintaining scholarship policies and procedures to ensure appropriate disbursement and fiscal accountability, collaborate with faculty and staff in the promotion and administration of scholarships, train, evaluate and supervise staff.


Assistant Professor at the University of Al-Qadisiyah, Department of Cuneiform Studies. He studied archaeology and assyriology (BA, MA and PhD) at the Univerisity of Baghdad. His scientific research includes several articles published in national journal and the participation to international conferences in Iraq, Jordan and the UK. He also took part to archaeological excavation at the site of Wana wa-Saduum ancient Marad between 2005 and 2006.