Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University (SPU) is a public academic institution and a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and member of the Association of the Arab Universities (AARU). It is located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Qirga neighbourhood in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It was founded in 1996 under the name of Foundation of Technical Institutions, and then in 2003 it was changed to Foundation of Technical Education in Sulaimani (FTES), after that it was restructured to Sulaimani Polytechnic University in 2012.
The University’s mission is to contribute to the society through the pursuit and promotion of education, learning, and research at its excellence. The educational vision of SPU is to produce skilled graduates with various high-standard, technical and academic qualifications.
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, Technological Colleges and Institutions.
Among the core values of SPU are the close inter-relationship between education, scholarship, and academic researchers as well as strongly supporting the students and the research groups.
SPU currently is consisted of five colleges and eight Institutes .The main campus is located in Sulaimani city, others are in the towns of Dukan, Kalar, Halabja,Chamchamal, Darbandikhan DBK and Khanaqin. SPU currently has a total of more than 16,500 undergraduate students.
No. Technical Colleges/Institutes Year of Establishment
1 Sulaimani Technical Institute 1973
2 Kalar Technical Institute 1995
3 Chamchamal Technical Institute 2000
4 Halabja Technical Institute 2003
5 Computer Science Institute 2003
6 Dukan Technical Institute 2004
7 Darbandixan Technical Institute 2005
8 Bakrajo Technical Institute 2007
9 Technical College of Applied Science 2004
10 Technical College of Informatics 2013-2014
11 Technical College of Engineering 2013-2014
12 Technical College of Administration 2013-2014
13 Technical College of Health 2013-2014