Islamic Azad University of Gorgan
|Islamic Azad University of Gorgan|
|دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد گرگان|
|Chancellor||Reza Ali Mohseni, Ph.D.|
|Students||6,000 (48 majors)|
|Location||Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran|
The university came of age under the direction of Prof. Abdol Ghayoom Ebrahimi, who was the first University Chancellor during 1988-2000.
This university started its work with three majors (Civil Engineering, Biology and Agricultural Engineering) and 60 students in 1988. It was then situated in Gorgan's Jorjan street. Since then, the university has grown both in quantity and quality. At present, it has 107 faculty members, and about 6000 students in B.S. and M.S. of 48 majors.
Academic Campus 
Founded in 1988, the campus is located in Gorgan, Golestan Province, occupying about 40 acres (160,000 m2) in the city of Gorgan in the lush and pleasant touristic province of Golestan, in northern Iran. Islamic Azad University of Gorgan has played a key role in developing the city of Gorgan so far.
At Present, Islamic Azad University of Gorgan is offering over 500 courses in 48 degree programs. The university awards bachelor's degrees and master's degrees each year. The average class consists of 35 students (not including lab classes and discussion sections led by graduate student instructors).
Faculty Members 
Islamic Azad University of Gorgan has graduated many students who have gone on to earn doctorates in Iran and other countries, such as the United States. The acceptance rate to entrance examinations of master's degree, competitive all over the country, is notable. For example, Nora Taghavi, a graduate of Islamic Azad University of Gorgan, is now a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, in the United States.
The position of Chancellor was created in 1988; there have since been three inaugurated chancellors and two acting chancellors:
|Chancellors of Islamic Azad University of Gorgan||Years as Chancellor|
|1||Abdol Gh. Ebrahimi||(1988–2000)|
|2||H.R. Jalilian||(2000, acting)|
|4||B. Bakhtiari-Saeed||(2004, acting)|
The Chancellor has five Vice Chancellors:
|Name and affiliated Department||Vice Chancellor of Islamic Azad University of Gorgan|
|1||H. Zahmatkesh, Dept. of Mathematics||Education Vice Chancellor|
|2||M. Mazandarani, Dept. of Biology||Research Vice Chancellor|
|3||N. Moslemipour, Dept. of Mathematics||Student Affairs Vice Chancellor|
|4||A. Mesbah, Dept. of Civil Engineering||Planning & Development Vice Chancellor|
|5||M. Fallah, Dept. of Education||Adm. & Financial Vice Chancellor|
Official Websites 
- Islamic Azad University of Gorgan
- Azad News Agency (ANA), official News Agency of Islamic Azad University
List of Universities in Iran 
- List of universities in Iran @wikipedia.org
- List of Iranian universities @dictionary.laborlawtalk.com
- List of Universities, Institutes and Colleges @irancivilcenter.com
See also