This department is one of the college departments, that was founded on 21st May 2013 according to the official decision no. 4/9872. It was thought about opening this department since 2010 when the importance of its role has been perceived;

A role in preparing and qualifying students theoretically and practically in the field of tourism.

The study in this department is interdisciplinary, thus, it connects the study of tourism with other modern subject areas such as administration, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, culture, and languages.

As for the academic staff in the department, there are 14 lecturers; a number of them are tenured and others are non-tenured. There are also 2 assistant researchers whose duty is to manage and organize the works in the department.

Academically, the department emphasizes both: the theoretical teaching method through the lectures, seminars, and workshops; and the practical teaching method which is applied in a number of subjects.


The department aims at realizing the following points:

  • Acquainting the students with the concepts and dimensions of tourism science to enhance their skills and potentials in this field.
  • Preparing a professional generation to provide the different fields of tourism sphere in Kurdistan Region with the needed experts and specialists.
  • Eliminating the lack of academia in the regional tourism fields; specifically, the lack of an academic department specialized in tourism.
Head of Tourism Department

Tourism Department

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Iraq - Kurdistan – Sulaimani

University of Sulaimani

College of Commerce

Sulaimani Nwe

Street 27 - Zone 209