During the announcement of the results of the National University Ranking by HE the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hawler Medical University was ranked in the first group of Kurdistan universities and ranked first in the Academic Staff criteria. However, we wanted to clarify that the ranking within the first group of universities is based on Kurdish alphabet and since our university starts with the Kurdish letter ‘h’, it has been placed at the end of the list within this group. During the announcement of the results, HE the Minister has repeatedly stated this alphabetic ranking, and the media of the ministry has emphasized this fact. Therefore, Hawler Medical University has remained in the first group of university and none of the universities has been ranked the first in this process. K24 interview with the University President.