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Department of Horticulture

After reopening of Sulaimani University in November 15th, 1992, planning to the reestablishment of Horticulture Department as one of the important departments in the College of Agriculture was completed and the Department of Horticulture was starting to accept the first session of students in the academic year 1993-1994. The Horticulture Department has been reopened as this department is of special importance for Kurdistan Region generally and in Sulaimani governorate in particular. The region is known to have a suitable environment for the production of horticultural yields and there are too many fruits and vegetables orchards and projects. Also, the area is of great importance for the purpose of tourism. Department of Horticulture has been re-established in order to graduate experts in the area of fruit, vegetable as well as ornamental plants.

In the beginning, the number of academic staff in this department was only 9 members, but now there are over 50. Postgraduate studies in the Department began in 1997-1998 and continued up to now. Many Ph.D. and  M.Sc. degrees were taken from the Department, some of them are experiencing their careers in Bakrajo Agriculture Technical Institute, Halabja Agricultural Technical College and the Agriculture College in the University of Kirkuk. Nowadays,  many M.Sc.  students are continuing the studies in the Department.

In addition, 690 undergraduate students (288 male and 402 female) graduated in the department and obtained BSc. degree in Horticulture Science.


Department Units

A. Laboratories: (Postgraduate Study, Fruit Science,  Entomology and Plant Diseases).
B. Lecturing Halls (4).
C. Orchard (12.5 hectares).
D. Plastic Houses (

E. Greenhouses (3).
F. Lath House (1).
G. Faculty Gardens Unit.


Academic Staff

No. Name  Scientific Title Position
 1. Dr.Sidiq Aziz Sidiq Kasnazany LecturerHead of the Department 
 2. Dr.Jalal Hamasalih IsmaelAssistant Professor Academic Staff
 3. Dr.Fakhraddin Mustafa HamasalihAssistant Professor   Academic Staff
 4.Dr. Nawroz Abdul-razzak TahirProfessor  Academic Staff
 5. Muhammed Shaho Ghafoor SaeedAssistant Professor Academic Staff
 6. Dr.Zainab Sabah LazimAssistant Professor Academic Staff
 7. Dr.Ibrahim Maaroof NooriAssistant Professor Academic Staff
 8. Dr.Rupak Towfiq AbdulrazaqAssistant Professor Academic Staff
 9.  Dr.Chinur Hadi MahmoodAssistant Professor Academic Staff
10. Dr.Samal Jalal OmarAssistant Professor Academic Staff
11. Dr.Taha Ali Amin   Lecturer   Academic Staff
12. Dr.HamaRasul Saeed Rasul Lecturer Academic Staff
13. Dr.Othman Kamil Aref Lecturer Academic Staff
14. Dr.Ali Othman Mohammad  Lecturer Academic Staff
15. Dr.Faraidun Muhammad Hama Faraj  Lecturer Academic Staff
16. Dr.Khuncha Kamal Tofiq  Lecturer Academic Staff
17. DrHoshman Omar Majeed  Lecturer Academic Staff
 18. Dr.Ashtekhwaz Ahmad Sharef Lecturer  Academic Staff
19. Luqman Gharib Karim Lecturer Academic Staff & Ph.D. Student
20. Salam Mahmud Sulaiman Lecturer Academic Staff & Ph.D. Student
21. Rukhosh Jawhar Rashed Lecturer Academic Staff & Ph.D. Student
22. Rezan Muhammad Salih Ali Lecturer Academic Staff & Ph.D. Student
23. Anwar Mohammed Raouf Mahmood Lecturer Academic Staff & Ph.D. Student 
24. Zhala Muhammad Ahmad Lecturer Academic Staff 
25. Shayan Akram Mustafa  Lecturer  Academic Staff 
26. Lanja Hiwa KhalLecturer  Academic Staff 
27. Sonia Hiwa Othman Lecturer Academic Staff 
28. Kana Ali Mahmood Lecturer Academic Staff 
 29.  Avan Assi Fatih Lecturer Academic Staff
30. Chnoor Ali Ahmed Assistant LecturerAcademic Staff & Ph.D. Student  
31. Faraidun Karim Ahmad Assistant LecturerAcademic Staff 
32. Haidar Anwar Haidar Assistant LecturerPh.D. Student 
33 Hivi Shawkat Ibrahim Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff 
34. Sajida Saeed Aziz Assistant LecturerAcademic Staff
35. Jamal Mahmood Faraj Assistant LecturerAcademic Staff
36. Rasul Rafiq Aziz Gurun Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
37. Hazha Abdulakrim Mahmood Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
38. Shler Hassan Mahmood Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
39 Kamaran Salh Rasul Assistant LecturerDept. Determinant 
40. Chia Qadir Rashid Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
41. Yaseen Nasradeen Hassan Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff
42. Tariq Abubakir Ahmed Assistant Lecturer   Academic Staff 
43. Tishk Hasan Shekhfaraj Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff 
44. Aram Akram Muhamad Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff 
45. Ayub Karim Mahmood Assistant Lecturer Academic Staff