Allameh Tabataba'i University

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Allameh Tabataba'i University
دانشگاه علامه طباطبائی
Established 1957; 58 years ago (1957)
Type Public
President Hossein Salimi
Academic staff
Students 15624
Postgraduates 2300
Location Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Campus 7 Urban Campuses

Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU) [ˌælɒːˈmə(h) tæbɒːtæbɒːˈʔiː] (Persian: دانشگاه علامه طباطبائی‎‎) is the largest specialized public university in humanities and social sciences in Iran, with 15624 students and 422 full-time faculty members.[1] The university is under the supervision of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and is named in honor of Allameh Tabataba'i, a prominent Iranian sage and philosopher.

Since its establishment by integration of 27 independent colleges, faculties and institutes of higher education in 1983, the university has evolved into the country’s most eminent university in humanities and social sciences.

ATU’s Faculties, Colleges and Schools (in alphabetical order)[edit]

Currently, ATU has the following faculties, schools and colleges:

1. Faculty of Communications

2. Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

3. Faculty of Economics

4. Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

5. Faculty of Management and Accounting

6. Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages

7. Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences

8. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

9. Faculty of Social Sciences

10. Faculty of Theology and Islamic Knowledge

11. ECO College of Insurance (ECOI)

12. School of Graduate Studies

Notable Alumni and Iconic Figures[edit]


  1. ^ Allameh Tabataba'i University. October 2014 "ATU History" Check |url= scheme (help). 

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