Department of Statistics


Founded in 1979, the Department of Statistics is one of the most academic-leaders provider at the University of Mosul. It was originally established under the College of Administration and Economics. Fifty undergraduate students were admitted when the Department was created. Later on after hiring the needed academic staff and developing the Department facilities, the Department opened its first graduate program in 1986, and it was an MSc program in Statistics. After a few years, a PhD program in Statistics initially offered in 1993 to transfer statistical experience to the next generations.

In 1999, the Department of Statistics was moved from the College of Administration and Economics to the College of Computer Sciences and Mathematics, which was newly established earlier in that year. The new College specialized in teaching modern computer and mathematical techniques, including information technology and data management and analytics; therefore, the Department of Statistics was renamed to the Department of Statistics and Informatics.

The main task of the Department of Statistics and Informatics is to provide the society with qualified alumni that contribute in many sectors in our life, where Statistics plays a prominent role in identifying and addressing issues and simplifies planning. Therefore, Statistics helps developing other majors.

In 2007, a minor in Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence was offered for undergraduate students in Statistics. The branch was eventually turned into the fifth department in the College of Computer Science and Mathematics. The goal of creating the new branch is to prepare specialized scientific staff in this field in order to optimize decision-making and manage available resources.

The Department of Statistics features an experienced teaching staff that consists of 35 faculty members and lecturers. In addition, the Department of Statistics issues its own scientific journal called "IRAQI JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL SCIENCES", which is specialized in publishing statistical articles and papers in Iraq.



The goal of the department is to maintain the distinguished scientific reputation derived from the quality of its alumni in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform robust statistical analyses and decision making.



The Department of Statistics and Informatics should be a leading center in education and scientific research.


Department Objectives:

1- Continuous aspiration towards excellence in education, scientific research and professional service in various sciences.

2- Prepare students for the labor market and develop their communication abilities to positively interact with others through active participation in the training program.

3- Acquire skills to demonstrate ideas and encourage team work through graduation projects.

4- Prepare students for graduate studies in the field of Statistics, Informatics, and Operations Research.

5- Preparing specialized scientific leaders through graduate programs.

6- Interaction with other sciences, especially mathematics and computer.



Dr. Osama Basheer Hanoon, Department Head.

Dr. Bashar Abdul-Aziz Al-Talib, Deputy Head of the Department.

Dr. Zaid T. Al-Khaledi, Director of the undergraduate studies.

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