The aim of NUR is to provide a more impartial comparison of KRG Universities in terms of teaching, scientific activities, and infrastructure.

Selection of Universities

The universities in KRG are ranked based on two groups:

  1. Public Universities Group

  2. Private Universities Group

both Universities groups are evaluated, assessed and ranked based on the same ranking criteria, weight, and scale.


NUR Criteria/Weight

With NUR, the universities in KRG are ranked according to a particular set of criteria and assigned specific weights;

  1. Academic Staff (10%)

  2. Scientific Research (37%)

  3. International Activities (14%)

  4. Student Satisfaction (3%)

  5. Quality (27%)

  6. Cultural and Community Activities (6%)

  7. Library (3%)

The total weight is (100%).


Criteria and Weights (English version)

NUR Criteria & Weights.pdf


Criteria & Weights (Kurdish Version)

NUR Criteria & Weights KUR.pdf