Islamic Azad University of Najafabad

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Islamic Azad University of Najafabad ه
Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi, Vāhed-e Najafābād
IAU Najafabad Branch logo.png
Islamic Azad University of Najafabad (IAUN) coat of arms
Motto آرمانی برای جهانی شدن
(English: Pathway for Globalization)
Established 1985
Type Private
Budget ~5$ millions
Chancellor Mohammad Amiri, Ph.D.
Academic staff 640+ Full-time(2012)
Admin. staff 1500+
Students 25303[1] (2013-2014)
Undergraduates 18238 [1](2013-2014)
Postgraduates 7065 [1](2013-2014)
Location Najafabad, Isfahan Province, Iran
Campus Urban
Colours Dark and light Blue         
Website www.iaun.ac.ir
www.nju.ir

Islamic Azad University of Najafabad (IAUN) (Persian: ), also known as Azad University of Najafabad, is a campus of Islamic Azad University system in Iran.

Academics[edit]

Academic campus[edit]

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The largest academic library in Iran, located in Najafabad Branch campus.

Founded in 1985, the campus is the largest university campus in Middle East located in Najafabad, Isfahan Province, occupying about 1,277 acres (5,170,000 m2) in the city of Najafabad in the pleasant touristic province of Isfahan. The largest academic library of Iran is located in this campus.

Faculties/Colleges[edit]

School of Literature
School of Law
School of Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
School of Medicine
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Material Engineering
School of General courses
School of Fine Arts, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning
School of Computer Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering
School of Basic Sciences and Nuclear Engineering
Two other faculties are under construction and expected to be completed in mid-2014

Education[edit]

At present, Islamic Azad University of Najafabad is offering 125[2] degree programs including 1 associate degrees, 66 bachelor's degrees, 37 master's degrees, 20 doctor of philosophy and doctor of medicine. Currently, the university has 25303[1] enrolled students and about 70376 alumni[1] as of the academic year 2013-2014
Azad University of Najafabad is home to the largest academic library in Iran that is more than 35000 metre in 8 floors. Beside the printed materials there are access to lots of electronic materials and e-books and e-journals

Faculty members[edit]

Academic staff of the university has more than 620 [3] faculty members including Full Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Lecturers.

Enrollments[edit]

Source: [1]

Category Name 2013-2014 Academic Year Percent
Associate's and Bachelor's 18238 72%
Master's 5726 22.6%
PhD 888 3.5%
Medicine 451 1.8%
Total 25303 100%

Rankings[edit]

National[edit]

2010: 6th among Islamic Azad University campuses.[4]

International[edit]

SCImago rankings

2012: International rank : 231, National rank : 1[5](Islamic Azad University)
2013: International rank : 87, National rank : 1[6](Islamic Azad University)

Presence in Social Networking Websites[edit]

The university is pioneer in representing itself in social networking websites among other higher educational institutes in Iran since there has been restrictions from the government for such institutions not to have any presence in foreign social networking websites. However, IAUN is the first university in Iran having an official page in social networking websites. Starting from early January 2014, the university announced using Instagram as the first social networking website to have an official page on.[3] Here is the link to the university's Instagram page named iaunofficial.

On February 4th 2014 the university officially announced[7] having a page on Google Plus titled as Islamic Azad University of Najafabad.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official websites
Universities in Iran

Coordinates: 32°43′05″N 51°31′55″E / 32.718°N 51.532°E / 32.718; 51.532