The department of history was first established at the University of Sulaimani on (1998-1999) as one of departments of college of humanities.
First year the department accepts undergraduate students by interview. At the same year the department opened four MA studies. At the binging the department had two teachers, but the number was increased when some scholars come back from Europe. Since it is establishment hundreds of undergraduate students were graduated from the department, moreover, a number of postgraduate students were graduated as well. Recently, the department has 23 scholars includes Assistant Profs, teachers and assistant teachers. At the same time the department has 440 undergraduate students.