University of Baghdad


University of Baghdad

Infobox University
name = University of Baghdad


motto =
established = 1957
type = Public University
president = Sami Al Mudhaffar
city = Baghdad
country = Iraq
students= 80,000 [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
undergrad = ~70,000
postgrad= ~10,000
staff =
campus = Urban
mascot =
colors =
website = [http://www.uob.edu.iq www.uob.edu.iq]

University of Baghdad (UOB) (Arabic: جامعة بغداد, "Jami'at Baghdad") is the largest university in Iraq and the second largest Arab university following University of Cairo.

Nomenclature

Both " University of Baghdad " and " Baghdad University " are used interchangeably on its official website, http://www.univofbaghdad.org. The URL favors "University of Baghdad, but "Baghdad University" appears on the homepage. "University of Baghdad" appears again at the top of the English section of the website http://www.univofbaghdad.org/english_main/3.htm, but in the body of the text, "Baghdad University" is favored.

Whereas in the new portal for the University of Baghdad (in English) http://www.uob.edu.iq, (University of Baghdad) is used where it is also abbreviated as UOB.

History

The university was commissioned by the Royal Government of Iraq in the late 1950s and situated near the Tigris river. Its buildings were designed by Walter Gropius, American Institute of Architects, Louis McMillen and Robert McMillan of The Architects Collaborative, who commenced their master plan in the 1950s for a new University Campus for the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences and Liberal Arts for a total of 6,800 students.

The campus was expanded in 1982 to accommodate 20,000 students plus support facilities. Architect Hisham N. Ashkouri and Robert Owen developed the full academic space program for the entire campus.

Baghdad university has suffered greatly as a consequence of the occupation of Iraq, with as many as 90% of students dropping out of some classes. This is down to people moving away due to fear, combined with several kidnappings and hostage takings of University students. [www.timesonline.com]

Campuses and Colleges

Al-Jadriya Campus

* Al-Khwarizmi College of Engineering

* College of Engineering

* College of Science

* College of Political Science

* College of Physical Education

* College of Womens' Studies

Bab Al-Muadham Campus

* College of Medicine

* College of Dentistry

* College of Pharmacy

* College of Nursing

* College of Education - Ibn Rushd

* College of Arts

* College of Languages

* College of Information

* College of Islamic Studies

Al-Waziriya Campus

* College of Physical Education for Women

* College of Law

* College of Administration, Business and Economy

* College of Education - Ibn Al-Haytham

* College of Fine Arts

Abu Ghraib Campus

* College of Agriculture
* College of Veterinary

Official Websites

http://www.uob.edu.iq

http://www.univofbaghdad.org

References


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