Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

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Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
دانشگاه صنعتی نوشیروانی بابل
Babol University of Technology.jpg
The university's administration building
Former names
Noshirvani Institute of Technology
Established 1970
Type Technical University
Chancellor Javad Vaseghi Amiri
Academic staff
Students 4000
Location Babol, Māzandarān, Iran
Campus 11 hectares

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology is a technical university in Babol, a city in Mazandaran Province in the north of Iran, 20 km south of the Caspian Sea.

History and Mission[edit]

Noshirvani Institute of Technology was founded in 1970 by a philanthropist of Iran, Late Seyed Hossein Fallah Noshirvani. The college is situated in Babol a city in Mazandaran Province in the north of Iran, 20 km south of the Caspian Sea.

It was established in 1970 as Technical Teacher's Training Institute of Babol. In 1979 it amalgamated with University of Mazandaran and operated as the University of Mazandaran Faculty of Engineering. In 2005, the process of independence from University of Mazandaran started and until March 2008 it was operated as Noshirvani Institute of Technology (Babol Noshiravani Technical and Educational Complex). In March 2008 it was upgraded to the Babol Noshirvani University of Technology.[1]


Chancellor: Javad Vaseqi Amiri, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, since 2014

  • Vice-Chancellor for University: Kurosh Sedighi, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chancellor of International Campus: Mousa Farhadi, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Education: Mohammad Bakhshi Jooybari, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology: Majid Taghizadeh, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Administrative and Financial: Sayyed Hashem Rasouli, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Vice-Chancellor for Student: Mohammad Reza Hassanzadeh, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Cultural and Social: Abolfazl Ranjbar Noei, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering


The college was constructed on 11 hectares of land and occupies three buildings and four workshops and laboratory blocks housing four engineering departments.

Adjacent to the amphitheater is an administration block housing the director’s and deputy director’s offices.


Major faculties of the university:[2]

Basic Science

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Nanotechnology Research Institute

Islamic Culture Group

Student activism[edit]

Student activist Sayed Ziaoddin "Zia" Nabavi attended the university as an engineering student before being banned from higher education for his anti-government political activities.[4] Along with other banned students, he formed the Council to Defend the Right to Education to defend their rights to continue attending university. Following his participation in "Green Revolution" protests following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection, Sayed Ziaoddin Nabavi was arrested along with his wife,[5] and he is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence on charges of "creating unease in the public mind".[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History & Mission". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ "School of NIT". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Urgent Action: Prisoner taken from cell at risk of torture". Amnesty International. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Iran's dead and detained". The Guardian. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Student Activist Zia Nabavi Marks Another Birthday in Prison". Amnesty International. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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