Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

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Coordinates: 35°42′14″N 51°23′42″E / 35.7038°N 51.395°E / 35.7038; 51.395

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی و خدمات بهداشتي، درماني شهيد بهشتی
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Established 1961
Type Public
President Ali Asghar Peyvandi, MD
Academic staff
Students 13,000
Location Tehran, Velenjak Street, Shahid Chamran High Way , Iran

|||||Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is one of the three medical universities in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It began its mission in 1961 with establishing the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merge of some of the treatment and educational units and organizations affiliated to the then Ministry of Health and “Melli University” (National University) in 1986, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences began its activities independently. In addition to educating students and researching, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is responsible for providing for and supervising health for more the 5 million citizens who live in northern and eastern parts of Tehran, and some of the cities next to the capital. The university is basically government funded and its fundamental cornerstones include the Board of Trustees, chancellor, and the University Council. Furthermore, 8 vice -chancellors in International ,academic & education, research, health, treatment, food & drug,logistics, and students affairs are the main wings of the university in fulfilling its tasks.

Internationl Students

The SBUMS as the 2nd largest medical university in Iran, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in training and research is honored to have responsibility of education for more than 12500 students in field of medicine and allied medical sciences. Booklet 2015….

University Chancellor

URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance)[edit]

  • 2012-2013: Rank In World:2016, Medical: 6
  • 2013-2014: Rank In World:1711, Medical: 5
  • 2014-2015: Rank In World:1053, Medical: 5
  • 2015-2016: Rank In World: 926, Medical: 2

Colleges and schools[edit]

The school of medicine


Presently, the university benefits from 12 schools admitting students in a wide and varied range of fields from 40 fellowships, 24 sub-specialties, 34 specialties, 43 PhDs, 3 general medical fields (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), to 63 majors at MSC and BSC levels. The university also benefits from the full time and invaluable cooperation of 1300 academic staff that educates and train some 12500 students. The university includes a 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers.

  • School Of Medicine
  • School Of Dentistry
  • School Of Pharmacy
  • School Of Public Health
  • School Of Rehabilitation
  • School Of Traditional Medicine
  • School Of Paramedical Sciences
  • School of Medical Education Sciences
  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School Of Health, Safety And Environment
  • School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
  • School of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology
Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)Faculty restaurant

The university includes a 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers:

Research Institutes[edit]

  • Research Institute for Dental Sciences
  • Research Institute for Endocrine Science
  • National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute
  • National Research Institute for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

Research Centers[edit]

  • Anesthesiology Research Center
  • Behavioral Science Research Center
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Cardio-Vascular Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center
  • Dental Research Center
  • Dentofacial Deformities Research Center
  • Endocrinology Research Center
  • Endocrine Physiology Research Center
  • Endodontic Research Center
  • Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center
  • Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center
  • Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center
  • Lung Transplantation Research Center
  • Medical Ethics and Law Research Center
  • Mycobacteriology Research Center
  • Neuroscience Research Center
  • Nutrition And Endocrine Research Center
  • Ophthalmic Research Center
  • Pediatric Congenital Hematologic Disorders Research Center
  • Pediatric Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Research Center
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center
  • Physical-Therapy Research Center
  • Phytochemistry Research Center
  • Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Research Center
  • Preventive Dentistry Research Center
  • Prevention of Metabolic Diseases Research Center
  • Protein Technology Research Center
  • Proteomics Research Center
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center
  • Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
  • Research Center for Genomics
  • Research Center for Medical Nano-Technology and Tissue Engineering
  • Research Center for Neurosurgery and Functional Nerves
  • Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Skin Research Center
  • Social Determinants of Health Research Center
  • Telemedicine Research Center
  • Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center
  • Toxicological Research Center
  • Tracheal Disease Research Center
  • Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center
  • Urology and Nephrology Research Center
  • Virology Research Center
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center
  • Pediatric Neurology Research Center

University WHO Collaborating Centers

  • WHOCC for Endocrine & Metabolism Diseases (Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences)
  • WHOCC for Tuberculosis Education (Research Institute for Lung Diseases)
  • WHOCC for Training & Research Dental Public Health (School of Dentistry)
  • WHOCC for the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Program (Ophthalmic Research Center)
  • WHOCC on Tobacco Control (Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center)
  • WHOCC for Research and Training in Nutrition (National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute)
  • WHOCC for Educational Development (Educational Development Centre)


Vice-Chancellor in International Affairs[edit]

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences admits international students in different levels and degrees.All registration affairs will be undertaken and completed at the office of vice-chancellor you will need to deposit the entire tuition fee at the time of registration at SBUMS for the registration to be complete.


The optometry program was established in 1972. Initially the course was designed as a higher diploma in optometry (two years undergraduate studies) and was upgraded to a four-year BSc with Honours programme in 1984. The teaching medium is Persian though most text books and literature are used in English.


HSE(industrial engineering &HSE faculty)[edit]

Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) was established as higher education center of protection and occupational health offering an associated degree in occupational safety and health in 1976. In 1981 the center, having approval of high Council Cultural Revolution, continued its activity in two fields of occupational health and industrial safety in Associate degree. In 1982 the center admitted students in B. S. program in occupational health, and in 1987 the title of this center turned into faculty of occupational safety and health.

In 1991 based on agreement of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Training admitted students in the field of environmental health. Finally, in 2002 the faculty with agreement of Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Research admitted students in B. S. degree in the field of industrial safety. In 2008 Beheshti University has brought it under its inspection and after investigation and consulting its name was turned into "Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment". Now, the faculty admits students in the following fields: Environmental associated degree in health, Associated degree in occupational health, B.S. degree in occupational health, Associated degree in industrial safety and B.S. degree in industrial engineering. It is hoped that by efficient planning done here aiming at quality development, this faculty in other fields it educates the required human resource in M.A. and PhD degree in the country. Faculty of HSE has nominated by the university to be one of the Msc. and PhD center training.


The Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment lies its main goal in educating and cultivating of skilled, responsible and entrepreneur in various fields of occupational safety, health, and attempts to tackle industrial safety, public and private institutes requirement in industrial, mining services and agricultural section, through doing scientific and technological research in the related fields. This faculty has been attempting to play its roles in educating professionals for upgrading the health and promotion of solid and liquid waste treatment and also air pollution control in order to have a healthy environment, know safety problems, follow safety instruction, prevent problems such as hazards due to electricity shock, industrial machinery safety designing, control of harmful physical & chemical factors in workplace fire engineering, in the path that leads to the protection of human forces that are main capitals for country development.

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