Farhad Daneshjoo

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Farhad Daneshjoo
2nd President of the Islamic Azad University
Term 2012 – 2013
Predecessor Abdollah Jassbi
Successor Hamid Mirzadeh (Acting)
President of the Tarbiat Modares University
Term 2003 – 2011
Predecessor Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi
Successor Bijan Ranjbar
Born (1955-03-04) March 4, 1955 (age 59)
Damghan, Iran
Religion Shia Islam
Spouse Leila Jalili (m. 1980)
Children 2

Farhad Daneshjoo (born 4 March 1955 in Damghan) is an Iranian academic and the former president of the Azad University, which was elected for this position on 17 January 2012 and removed from his office by the university's central committee on 18 September 2013.[1] He is said to have been a student of PhD in England at the time of Ayatollah Khomeini's Fatwa on Salman Rushdie's death sentence. He was expelled from England as one of the students burning a bookshop selling Salman Roshdi's books. He was president of the Tarbiat Modares University for eight years. He is one of the three brothers of Daneshjoo. His elder brother, Kamran Daneshjoo was the Minister of Science in the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Khosro Daneshjoo was a member of City Council of Tehran. His sister, Parisa Daneshjoo is also an academic.


BSc : Civil Engineering, Queen Mary College, London, U.K, 1985
MSc : Information System Engineering, South Bank University, London, U.K, 1986
PhD : Simulation of Earthquakes, Westminster University, U.K, 1991
Their Application to Cable stayed Bridges

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi
President of Tarbiat Modares University
Succeeded by
Bijan Ranjbar
Preceded by
Abdollah Jassbi
President of Islamic Azad University
Succeeded by
Hamid Mirzadeh