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University of Tehran

TehranPolitical ScienceCultural StudiesArchitecture

The University of Tehran (Persian: دانشگاه تهران‎), also known as Tehran University and UT, is Iran's oldest modern university. Based on its historical, socio-cultural and political pedigree, as well as its research and teaching profile, UT has been nicknamed "The mother university of Iran" (Persian: دانشگاه مادر‎) and it is the symbol of higher education in Iran. It is almost always ranked as the best university in Iran in national and international rankings. It is also the premier knowledge producing institute among all OIC countries. The university offers 111 bachelor's degree programs, 177 master's degree programs, and 156 Ph.D. programs. Many of the departments were absorbed into the University of Tehran from the Dar al-Funun established in 1851 and the Tehran School of Political Sciences established in 1899.

The University of Tehran is known as the symbol of higher education in Iran. The main campus of the University is located in the central part of the city. However, other campuses are spread across the city as well as in the suburbs such as the Baghe Negarestan Campus at the central eastern part of the city, the Northern Amirabad Campuses at the central western part of the city and the Abureyhan Campus in the suburb of the capital. The main gate of the University with its specific design and modern architecture (at Enghelab Street at the main campus) is the logo of the University and in a more general sense, a logo of education in Iran. The University is one of the city’s attractions, hosting many international and cultural events attracting academia, foreign tourists as well as local residents. The major festive of Friday Prayers of the capital is held at the University’s main campus every Friday.

University of Tehran in Tehran map (in black)

Admission to the university's renowned undergraduate and graduate programs is very competitive and is limited to the top one percent of students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Tehran University consistently makes the number one choice of qualifying applicants among all other universities of Iran.
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Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

MashhadMathematics, Statistics, FinanceDecision Support, StatisticsHistoryLiteratureEcology, Evolution, Environment

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) (Persian: دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد) is the largest research university in Northeastern Iran named after the great epic poet and historian of Iranian national history Ferdowsi, whose Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) is a chef-d'oeuvre in Persian literature. The FUM campus is in Mashhad, the capital city of the Razavi Khorasan province. The university was established in 1949, making it the third oldest major university in Iran. It is among the five top universities in the country according to statistics published by the Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology. FUM offers 180 bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. programs to 26,000 international and local, male and female students studying under about 900 faculty members with the aid of 2500 staff employees. The university is regarded as a prominent institution in attracting international students from Central Asian republics, Afghanistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Thailand, India, China, Yemen, Bahrain, Africa and many other localities of Asia. The university is ranked third in Iran amongst other universities in recruiting foreign students.

Before the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, Ferdowsi University had taken for its ally Georgetown University of Washington, D.C., USA.

Ferdowsi was a great Persian poet who was born in 940 C.E. and died in 1020 C.E.
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Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

KermanMathematics, Statistics, FinanceArchitecture

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK) is a research institution and university of engineering and science in Iran, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located in Kerman province of Iran, the university is among the top ten universities and research institutes in Iran, illustrating its high status in research and education. The Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman occupies an area of 5 million square meters, making it one of the largest universities in Iran and the region. The university has two major campuses in the city of Kerman and several smaller campuses spread out across the province of Kerman offering degrees in over 100 different specialties leading to B.A., B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc., D.V.M., or Ph.D. degrees. Although there has been some moves by the smaller campuses in the province to become independent universities, there are still strong ties between these newly established universities and The Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. The college of art and architecture is Saba Faculty of Art and Architecture, named after Afzalipour's wife. Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman was appointed as the Center of Excellence (fa:قطب علمی) by Iran's Ministry of Science and Technology ( Higher Education) in the field of Mathematics. In 1980 the Department of Mathematics was awarded the first doctoral degree in mathematics in all of Iran. Moreover the second and third doctoral candidates in mathematics awarded in the country were also graduates of this department.
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Semnan University

Electrical, ElectronicTourism, Catering, Hostelry, Restaurant IndustryVeterinary SciencesMedicine, General, Internal

Semnan University is a prestigious university in Iran located in the city of Semnan, Iran, about 240 km east of Tehran. The university has over 15,000 students, 60 undergraduate programs, 95 graduate (programs (MSc), and 55 PhD programs. It has 25 faculties, 2 colleges, 2 institutes, 9 research groups, one Science and Technology Park, one Advanced Technologies Incubator Centre. The initial nucleus of Semnan University was formed in 1975 with the establishment of Semnan Higher Education Center. It launched its activities with 580 students to study in seven programs (Associate’s Degree) with an area of 5000 square meters. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, extensive and fundamental changes were implemented at the Centre. In 1989, Semnan Higher Education Centre started its work under new title of Semnan Higher Education Complex while it enhanced its Electronic & Civil programs to a Bachelor level. With opening of the faculty of engineering, faculty of teacher training and faculty of veterinary medicine, Semnan Higher Education Complex changed its status to Semnan University in 1994. Semnan University has so expanded to include four campuses: 1. Technical campus 2. Basic Sciences campus 3. Human Sciences campus 4. New Science and Technology campus The university has 608 full-time academic members. It is situated in the Northeast part of the Semnan city with an area of 800 hectares. Libraries, computer centres, sports halls, restaurants, coffee shop and several dormitories are other facilities of the university. Since Semnan University is relatively young and newly established it is still under expansion and construction.
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Amirkabir University of Technology

Tehran

Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) (Persian: دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر Dāneshgāh-e San'ati-ye Amirkabir), formerly called the Tehran Polytechnic, is a public research university located in Tehran, Iran. AUT is one of the most prestigious universities, and the first established technical university in Iran, referred to as "Mother of Engineering Universities". Acceptance to the university is highly competitive and entrance to all undergraduate and graduate programs requires scoring among top 1% of students in the Nationwide University Entrance Exams, known as "کنکور سراسری".

The university was first founded by Habib Nafisi in 1958 and then developed by Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty. Originally named the Tehran Polytechnic, it began its activities with five engineering departments. Six months before the victory of 1979 Iranian Revolution, Tehran Polytechnic was renamed after the famed Iranian prime minister Amir Kabir (1807–1852). With its expansion, the university now boasts fifteen science and engineering departments, and two other affiliated centers, located in Bandar Abbas and Mahshahr. There are currently around 9,100 students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs. AUT has 480 full-time academic faculty members and 550 administrative employees. This gives AUT the highest staff-to-student ratio among the country's universities. The executive branch consists of four departments which receive active participation from various councils in planning and administering affairs.

AUT has signed mutual agreements with international universities for research and educational collaboration. There is a joint program between AUT and the University of Birmingham.

AUT is one of the leading universities in E-Learning systems in Iran which has begun its activities in 2004.

Amirkabir University is the pioneer of sustainable development in Iran and established the AUT's Office of Sustainability on July 2011. The activities of the Office of Sustainability contribute to AUT's campus by reducing energy consumption, costs, and emissions, and also student coursework, volunteer opportunities for students, as well as research and education academic activities on sustainable development.
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University of Shahrood

Shahrud

University of Shahrood is a university in the city of Shahrood in Semnan Province in Iran.

The university was established as "The Shahrood College of Mines" (مدرسه عالي معدن شاهرود) in 1973, and was elevated to university status in 1994.Finally, thanks to the efforts and pursuit of university president and the staff at the time and the expansion of different programs and the development of post-graduate levels, another great achievement was gained for the university in that the Development Council of the ministry in a session dated 2002/6/9 announced his agreement with the promotion of the university to Shahrood University of technology,The university currently operates 11 faculties, offering 32 degrees to students at bachelors, masters, and PhD levels.

The significant achievements of the university from 1997 up to now are as following:

1. setting up the Ph.D. programs for mining engineering, physics and electrical engineering 2. setting up the master programs in 3. promotion of Shahrood University to Shahrood University of technology 4. the approval of long-term Academic Program of the university:

According to this program approved by the Council of Development in session dated 2002/9/16 and due to the potentials of the university, the number of programs will increase to 93 by the end of the Nation Fourth Program of Development. The university was the first university in Iran and the fourth in the world to offer Robotics Engineering at bachelors level. The university's faculty of mining and agriculture is among the best, offering numerous courses up to the PhD level. The university is among the growing universities in Iran.

This university is one of several technical universities in Iran. Technical universities of Iran include: 1.Sharif university of Technology(Aryamehr) 2.Amirkabir university of Technology(Tehran Polytechnic) 3.Iran university of Science & Technology 4.K. N. Toosi University of Technology 5.Shahrood University of Technology 6.Sahand University of Technology 7.Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

TehranMedicine, General, InternalAgriculture, Fisheries, FoodDentistry, Oral Surgery

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is one of the three medical universities in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It began its mission in 1961 with establishing the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merge of some of the treatment and educational units and organizations affiliated to the then Ministry of Health and “Melli University” (National University) in 1986, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences began its activities independently. In addition to educating students and researching, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is responsible for providing for and supervising health for more the 5 million citizens who live in northern and eastern parts of Tehran, and some of the cities next to the capital. The university is basically government funded and its fundamental cornerstones include the Board of Trustees, chancellor, and the University Council. Furthermore, 8 vice -chancellors in International ,academic & education, research, health, treatment, food & drug,logistics, and students affairs are the main wings of the university in fulfilling its tasks.

The SBUMS as the 2nd largest medical university in Iran, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in training and research is honored to have responsibility of education for more than 12500 students in field of medicine and allied medical sciences. Booklet 2015….
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Shahid Beheshti University

TehranBank, InsuranceEconomicsUrban StudiesEcology, Evolution, EnvironmentArchitectureCultural StudiesMathematics, Statistics, FinanceDecision Support, StatisticsLawPsychologyEarth ScienceLiterature

Shahid Beheshti University is one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. Established in 1959 as the National University of Iran (NUI), the university started its academic life in 1960 with 174 students in two faculties: Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Faculty of Banking and Economics. The first Master's course at SBU was offered in the Faculty of Architecture in 1961, while the first Ph.D. program was introduced in the Faculty of Economics in 1991. The university's name was changed during the Cultural Revolution in Iranian universities, 1980-82.

Today, there are more than 70 programs at Master's and over 30 at Ph.D. levels. Development of new facilities in the main campus paved the way for increased academic activities, so that by 1978 several other faculties became active at SBU, e.g. Faculties of Literature and Human Sciences, Basic Sciences, Law, Earth Sciences, Statistics and Informatics and Education and Psychology.

SBU combines the tradition of a classical university with the dynamic character of a modern and interdisciplinary scientific enterprise. Since 1990, the university has placed more emphasis on postgraduate, in particular PhD, and research programs, while still aiming to enhance the quality of its well-established undergraduate courses.

Students at the university are inspired by an outstanding and rewarding academic environment not only in Iran but in the region. The University and the members of the academia are at the forefront of world research in many fields and the teaching is informed by the very latest developments in each discipline. It is almost always ranked among best universities in Iran in national and international rankings. At the moment (in 2006-2007), there are 6763 BA/BSc, 4120 MA/MSc and 664 PhD students studying at the university.
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Sharif University of Technology

TehranPhysicsEcology, Evolution, Environment

Sharif University of Technology (SUT, Persian: دانشگاه صنعتی شریف‎) is a public research university in Tehran, Iran known traditionally to be first choice of top ranked Iranian high school and university students in engineering and physical sciences. The university is located in the Tarasht neighborhood of Tehran within close proximity of Azadi Square, and also has an international campus in Kish, a resort island in the Persian Gulf.

Established in 1966, it was formerly named the Aryamehr University of Technology and for a short period after the 1979 revolution, the university was called Tehran University of Technology. Following the revolution the university was named after Majid Sharif Vaghefi, a former student who was killed in 1975.

Today, the university provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 15 main departments. The student body consists of about 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,700 graduate students from all the 30 provinces of Iran. Funding for Sharif University is provided by the government and through private funding. Undergraduate admission to Sharif is limited to the top 1 percent of students who pass the national entrance examination administered annually by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences rankings, SUT is ranked 5th in the Middle East. It is in the top 251-275 universities in the world and 37th in Asia in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2014 Times Higher Education top 100 for newer universities (less than 50 years old), SUT ranked 1st in the Middle East, 6th in Asia, and 27th in the world.

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