About The University

About Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU)
Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) is a public which is located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Qirga District in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It is one of the important scientific and cultural centers in the region .It was founded in 1996 under the name of “Foundation of Technical Institutions” and then in 2003 its name changed to “Foundation of Technical Education in Sulaimani” (FTES), after that it was restructured to “Sulaimani Polytechnic University SPU” in Aug 2012.
SPU currently has a total enrollment of more than 13500 undergraduate students leading to Master, Bachelor and Diploma degrees. SPU contributes to the society through the pursuit, dissemination, and application of knowledge by providing opportunities for innovative partnerships with businesses, charitable foundations, and health care providers.
Our knowledgeable academic staffs include PhD and Master holders from top tier international universities throughout the world. The university’s academic colleges and institutions range from a variety of specialties including Engineering, Health, Medical Science, Agriculture, Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology.

Mission Statement 
To prepare skilled technical staff and experts in various specializations at levels of technical diploma, bachelor’s degree and beyond. The graduates will be equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge in line with the latest scientific, technological developments and according to market needs. Thus, the students will have the ability to serve the community and participate in its progress and development. 

Vision Statement 
Sulaimani Polytechnic University works for a brighter future of Kurdistan in general and Sulaimani in particular, where technical graduates are educated to the highest level in terms of quality and quantity by fulfilling the needs of the labour market in both public and private sectors. 

  1. Educate students at technical diploma, BSc and higher degrees. 
  2. Undertake scientific research in various fields that serve advancement of science, technology, social and economic development of Kurdistan. 
  3. Contribute to the development of technical and vocational skills of the youth through short-term training courses to enhance their employment opportunities. 
  4. Regular modernization and upgrading of physical facilities, equipment, curricula and human resources in line with community needs and advancement of science and technology. 
  5. Strengthen academic and cultural relations with national and international organizations. 
  6. Ensure a teaching and working environment conducive to mutual understanding, respect, ownership and success.