Equal opportunities

In view of Kurdistan's record on women's rights, the concept of equal opportunity is seen as a significant component in the debate about undergraduate education. The rapid increase in female students is one of the most striking features in all higher education systems. This has led to difficulties and tensions due to the underrepresentation of women among professors and lecturers. But it also opens up hopeful possibilities.

Many universities and colleges have established a "common core" of courses that all undergraduate students must take before launching into their major subjects.

The University promotes equality of opportunity in every aspect of its provisions and offerings. University policy and practice seeks to provide an environment that is free from discrimination against students, staff and others. The University and its staff work to ensure that all prospective students are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential.

The University seeks to prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family circumstance, citizenship, social and economic status, or any other individual