The University of Diyala ranked 11th among Iraqi universities and 101st among Arab universities in the British Times World Rankings for the Arab Region 2021 concerning the Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Abdel Monim Abbas Kerim, the University President said: "We bless our beloved university members with this achievement, which was the result of efforts to improve their scientific and service realities and maintain their place among their global counterparts". Emphasizing the importance of keeping on giving to service the educational process in Iraq.

 Mr. Khaled AL-Gadhban the head of the university's classification unit office: The British Times rankings depend on the number of citations of research done by university researchers, reputation and worldview, as well as the quality of education and social interaction.