The Department of Kurdish Language was opened at Nawroz University, Duhok Governorate during the academic year 2014-2015. It has counterpart Departments at the Governmental Universities. The significance of the Department lies in the fact that it provides an opportunity to those interested in completing their studies. In the first year of its opening, the Department received 100 male and female students. It has become a centre for familiarizing and acquainting people with Kurdish culture, literature, customs and traditions through the holding of a noticeable number of symposiums, seminars, workshops, and festivals that are highly appraised by the citizens of the Governorate.