The department of Plant Protection was established in 2008 to prepare professionals in the field to meet the need of the Kurdistan Region. It is supported by the University and the Regional Government of Kurdistan. It plays a major role in educational and research programs.
A group of well-qualified academic and support staff carries out the various activities and research of the department. The department consists of two main branches: Entomology and Plant Pathology.
The department offers a 4-year B.Sc. program in Plant Production and a 2-year M.Sc. program as well as a Ph.D. program.
The staff of this department is 40 academic staff: As follows:
Assistant professors 6
Assistant lecturers 6
Assistant researchers 5
MSc students 7
Ph.D. students 5
The number of first stage students in the department is 72
The number of second stage students in the department is 55
The number of third stage students in the department is 28
The number of fourth stage students in the department is 17