Rapidly the Department of Earth Sciences (Department of Geology) has been established as a new Department within the Faculty of Sciences – University of Kufa shortly after the official approval of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The faculty has moved quickly and confidently to accept first intake students for the academic year 2012/13. Number of students was 42 in this newly born department.
Dr. Abdul-Kadhum Al-Abedi, head of Earth Sciences Department stressed that the establishment of this department is the fulfilment to meet the need of scientific skills. Due to the nature of the geological features Najaf province as well as neighbouring provinces they contain a variety of natural resources. These sources will play strong role for the regional economy specially to improve the family income and to reduce the un-employment.
Dr. Abdul Kadhum Al-Abedi ,Head of Department has added that our graduates and scientists in this area will contribute in the improvement of exploratory efforts. Also to utilize the available resources in a scientific way and to involve in geological consultancies that may be needed.