University of Baghdad celebrated its great global scientific achievement by entering THE World University Rankings 2019 for best international universities under the patronage of His Excellency Minister of higher education and scientific research Prof. Dr. Abdul Razaq Al-Eisa in the presence of a number of university presidents and deans of Iraqi government and private colleges. In his speech, His Excellency al-Essa congratulated our university on this occasion as a catalyst for the advancement of other Iraqi universities and as the result of fruitful cooperation between University of Baghdad and the ministry. On the one hand the president of University of Baghdad Prof. Dr. Abdul Hussein expressed appreciation for the support provided by the ministry for universities in this quest. The ceremony included a brief lecture delivered by Associate Rector for scientific affairs Assistant Prof. Dr. Osama Fadel Abdul Latif on international scientific indicators required for higher education rankings. The ceremony was concluded with honoring Rector of University of Baghdad with a shield of excellence.