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Mustansiriya University

Al-Mustansiriya University
الجامعة المستنصرية
welcome
Motto و قُل ربي زدني علماً
Established 1963
Type Public University
President Dr. Rahim Al Saedy
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Campus Urban
Website www.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq

Al-Mustansiriya University (Arabic: الجامعة المستنصرية) is a university in Baghdad, Iraq.

The original Mustansiriya Madrasah, was established in 1227 (or 1232/34 A.D. by some accounts) by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mustansir and was one of the oldest universities in the world. Its building, on the left bank of the Tigris River, survived the Mongol invasion of 1258 and has been restored.

The modern Al-Mustansiriyah University was established with the help and financial support of the Republic of Ίrāq Teacher’s Union in 1963, mainly providing evening courses. In 1964, the University was given the status of a semi-state institution and some state financial support. At the same time it absorbed Al-Sha’ab University, another private university that had been founded by the Ίrāqi Association of Economists, and then moved to a new campus to the north of the city centre. Initially, the University also managed colleges in Mosul and Basra.

In 1966 a law was passed under which the private universities were converted into public universities. Al-Mustansiriyah thus became, briefly, a College within the University of Mosul and the University of Basra.

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