An Iraqi University is on the best universities in the world list for the first time. The University of Baghdad made it onto the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the 801-to-a-thousand range on the list. The Times said the university had "distinguished" itself for having a "very strong international cooperation". He said the university had played a very important role in the rebuilding of Iraq after its recent wars and internal troubles.
The University of Baghdad is the second largest in the Arab world. It goes back to the year 1067. It was formally established in 1956. The university stayed open during the many invasions and occupations of Iraq. Many professors and students think the ranking is a great thing. One student said: "I am so proud of Baghdad University. It means the world to us to be held in such high esteem."