Rojava University Graduates Work in Autonomous Administration Institutions

This report was published by ANF English on 26 November, 2020

Rojava University graduates start to work for Autonomous Administration institutions in areas related to their branches.

Rojava University, established in Qamishlo in 2016, has become one of the most important institutions in the region with its young  graduates. Young people, educated in 8 faculties within the university, work for the institutions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). The university offers education in faculties such as Medicine, Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Engineering, Architecture, Education, Agriculture, Language and Sociology.


Students from various cities of Northern and Eastern Syria study at the university. Working in coordination with Autonomous Administration institutions, the university tries to find job opportunities for students. In 2020, 70 students graduated from the university, where 200 students enrolled. Graduated students have started their new duties in Autonomous Administration institutions according to their branches.


Mihemed Ehmê who graduated from Petroleum Engineering Department, said; “We started to work after graduating from the university. Studying at a university in our own language was a dream for us. I also studied at universities of the Damascus administration. There is a big difference between our universities and the Damascus government universities. In our universities, we can study entirely in mother tongue. Rojava University has become an important center for scientific developments in Northern and Eastern Syria.”


Rojhilat Meim, who studied Petroleum Engineering at Rojava University, said, “We started to work in Rimêlan after [studying]. All of the friends [who] graduated from university have started work in Autonomous Administration institutions.”

Rojîn Ebdi, a student of Rojava University, pointed out: “We have the opportunity to have our education in our own language. After [studying], we have the opportunities to shape our future.”


During the extreme and rapid changes and transformations occurring in the region, despite the hardships, lack of resources, ongoing wars, and various other threats on the North and East of Syria, Rojava University was founded in 2016 in the city of Qamishlo. Since then the University’s faculties and departments have welcomed thousands of students.

Intending to build an alternative education system, the University of Rojava has introduced a new philosophy, opening new horizons, and embedding fundamental rights, principles as well as values into its education system: respect for multiculturalism and multilingualism, equality between women and men, environmental justice, independent-minded people, and critical thinking.

The university is  trying through its institutions and our unique ways of governance to build a modern and democratic system as opposed to a traditional system, and that in itself is a revolution.