Amirkabir University of Technology
|Amirkabir University of Technology
|دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر
پلی تکنیک تهران
Dāneshgāh-e San'ati-ye Amirkabir
|Endowment||US$ 65.12 million (February 22, 2011)|
|Location|| Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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 Industrial Universities".
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 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 sustainability Office on July 2011. The activities of the Sustainability Office 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.
The initial establishment and formation of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) dates back to October 1956 by Eng. Habib Nafisi(حبیب نفیسی). The initial core of the university was, then, formed under the name Tehran Polytechnic in order to expand the activities of two technical institutes of those times: Civil Engineering Institute and the Higher Art Center. After Eng. Habib Nafisi, the founder of Tehran polytechnic, Dr. Abedi became the president of the university for a few months until Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, the principal at the renowned Alborz Highschool, was appointed president of AUT early in 1963. Dr. Mojtahedi was of great service to AUT and it can be claimed that the university owes to him more than half of its fame and honor. It is worth noting that the sacrifices of Mr. Nafisi through the painstaking process of establishing the university and the altruism of Dr. Mojtahedi in elevating the scientific level of AUT are all of great importance. Among the accomplishments of Dr. Nafisi, in addition to elevating the scientific prestige of AUT, construction of a central amphitheater,a dining area and a sport ground as well as completing different faculties can be mentioned.
Presently the university has grown to an elite school of science and engineering education with the capacity of about 10,000 students in 35 undergraduate majors, around 90 M.Sc. majors and 36 Ph.D. and post-doc programs.Accepting in all sections of education in AUT as Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Ph.D. is too competitive and only top students can reach to this honor.
Amirkabir University of Technology has consistently been ranked as one of Iran's top universities. The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 301-350 in Engineering and Technology in the world. Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology ranked AUT among the Top 3 high ranked universities in the country. In Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (2012), the university also ranks among the Top 3 high ranked universities in Iran.
The main campus of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) is in Tehran, Iran. It is located close to the junction of Enghelab Street and Vali Asr Street in center of Tehran City. Many students access to subway line by Vali Asr Station where is near the University Campus.
The Mahshar campus of AUT has been constructed in Khozestan Province in 2001 in order to establish close cooperation with national company of petroleum industries.
The Bandar Abbas campus of AUT has been established in Hormozgan Province which is center of marine industries in Iran.
AUT has 15 faculties as electrical engineering, medical engineering, polymer engineering, mathematics and computer science, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, civil and environmental engineering, physics and nuclear engineering, computer and information technology, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgical engineering, textile engineering, petroleum engineering, ship engineering, and aeronautics engineering . AUT has a well-equipped educational site in Bandar Abbas as well as an academic unit in Mahshahr . University departments websites are as,
- Robotics Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Engineering and Information Technology
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Marine Technology
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering - (Wikipedia page)
- Mining and Metallurgy Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering and Physics
- Polymer and Color Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Group of MBE
Research and Innovation
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) is known as a pioneer in research and innovation in Iran. AUT is a public university and its research funding is partly provided by the government of Iran. AUT has close cooperation with industrial companies specially in oil and gas industries. As a result, many research projects in the university are funded by industrial companies.
Amirkabir University of Technology was appointed as a Center of Excellence by Iran's Ministry of Science and Technology in the fields of Excellence on Power Systems, Radio Communication of Excellence and Thermo elasticity Center of Excellence.
Supercomputer of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) has a power of 34,000 billion operations per second. Ph.D. Students and Researchers of AUT use it for analysis of huge volume of data in their research studies.
Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology is a scientific journal which publishes original research achievements of academic and industrial researchers in all engineering and science areas.
Research and Technology Center of AUT is an active office which collaborates with industries and universities in order to improve research level in the University.
Notable alumni and faculty
Amirkabir University of Technology alumni often become influential persons in their professional career.Some of them are listed in different sections as,
Science and technology
Art and culture
The library and document center at AUT, the largest technical and engineering library in Iran's capital, is one of the richest academic libraries in the technical and engineering field in the region. This library includes a central library and 16 satellite libraries in Tehran and Bandar Abbas.
Fars News Agency reports: "President of Iran's Amirkabir University of Technology Alireza Rahaei announced the country is preparing to put a new home-made satellite, called Nahid (Venus), into orbit in the next three months".
Cientifica reports in news item on Nanowerk, April 25,2012: Iranian scientists are using lecithin to synthesize and bind silver nanoparticles more tightly to wool.