Dear visitors, we would like to welcome you to the Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Hawler medical University. The Department is primarily engaged in the teaching of crude drugs under the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharmacy) that is awarded by the College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University. The overall goal of the department is to largely contribute to the multidisciplinary drug research and development from natural products, using the medicinal plants of Kurdistan Regional as the main accessible raw material. The Department runs a postgraduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmacognosy, which consists of crude drug standardization and general crude drug analysis.
Currently, the Department has a complement of 12 academic staff comprising different educational backgrounds and also 5 postgraduate students. The teaching and research facilities in the department include standard laboratories with relevant equipment supports in addition to other useful items of equipment accessible to other Department from College of Pharmacy; there is a Herbarium, housed in the Department of Pharmacognosy for medicinal plant authentication and researches development.Our vision also extends to improve the quantity and quality of scientific research and higher education in Kurdistan/ Iraq.