Established in 1987 though several of its colleges started about twenty years earlier. Today, University of Kufa is the house of 19 colleges, 74 departments with 1701 instructors, 1322 technicians and 1303 employees. It serves about 20,000 students. Recently the University of Kufa hosted the "UNESCO chair for interreligious dialogue studies in the Islamic world" (UniTwin). This program aims at producing multi-disciplinary academic knowledge on aspects of Sunni-Shi’i relations and to contribute original research to the study of non-Muslims in Muslim majority society. In 2015 academic staff from the UOK took part the activities of Turkish leaded project EURAS. The College of Archaeology was founded in 2011-2012. It started with two major departments: Ancient archaeology & Islamic archaeology. It awards BA degree following four years of education, serving about 350 students. The University of Kufa (UOK) will lead WP4-Development, reforming BA courses, introducing new teaching units and elaborating teaching materials. It will also participate in all planned activities of the project, including local and context analysis, quality control, promotion and dissemination activities. The UOK staff will attend to all intensive courses in EU universities and to the administrative training in Baghdad during the WALADU project timelife. 

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MUHSIN A. AL-DHALIMI. President of University of Kufa. Since 1990 he has worked as researcher, Professor and Vice Chancellor for Scientific Affairs in the University of Kufa. He has published several articles in international scientific journals and he was also Head of Department of Dermatology.


HAYDER KEREM ALHAMDANY. Lecturer at the Faculty of Education at University of Kufa and is also acting as the Head of the Department of Scholarships and Cultural Relations at the same University. He is currently also freelance interpreter and translator (English/Arabic or vice versa) for several private and government agencies, such as Australian Defence Force, Department of Human Services (DHS). In addition, after having being completed his PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, Prof. Al Hamdany started his second PhD in Sociology at the University of South Australia. He is member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). He is author of several university syllabi and more than 10 scientific publications in international journals. 

ABD ALSATAR SHNIN ALGANABY. Scientific Associate Professor of the Faculty of Archaeology at University of Kufa since 2014 and obtained a PhD in Local History at University of  Baghdad in 2008. He is Chairman of the Department of Islamic Archaeology and  General Secretary of the Central Library of University of Kufa. 

NABEEL ABDUL HUSSEIN RAHI AL-MEZAEL. Assistant Lecturer at the Archaeology Department of Islamic at Kufa University and completed a PhD in Islamic Archaeology  at University of Baghdad in 2006. He is member of the Union of Arab Historians and has also been in charge of the Arab and Islamic Heritage Department Faculty of Archaeology and heritage of the University of Kufa since 2011.