Alzahra University

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Alzahra University
دانشگاه الزهراء
دانشگاه الزهراء.jpg
Motto Learned Woman, Progressive Society
Type Public
Established 1964; 52 years ago (1964)
Chancellor Ensieh Khazali
Location Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Campus Urban
Website www.alzahra.ac.ir/index.asp

Alzahra University (in Persian: دانشگاه الزهرا) is a female-only state-run university in Vanak, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran. Alzahra University is the only comprehensive women’s university in Iran and the Middle East.

Located in the heart of the capital of Iran (Tehran) students of Alzahra University have easy access to other Iranian universities, as well as shopping areas, parks, museums, libraries, and food courts.

The university is one of the top universities in Iran.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The university, founded in 1964, began as a private institution under the title of the Higher Educational Institute For Girls (In Persian: مدرسه عالی دختران) with 90 students. After the Iranian revolution, the university attained public status, and was renamed Mahboubeh Mottahedin after an Iranian Revolutionary who was killed prior to the 1979 revolution. Subsequently in 1983 the university was rename Al-Zahra University, after Fatimah Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad prophet of Islam.

The university offers 51 undergraduate, 83 graduate, and 31 post-graduate programs to 10,000 students. The university has ten faculties and a research center for women’s studies, as well as a branch in the province of Urmia and two self-supporting campuses.

The faculties of Alzahra University are Art, Biological Sciences, Education and Psychology, Engineering and Technology, Literature and Languages, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Education, Physics and Chemistry, Social and Economic Sciences, and Theology.

The university initiated its graduate studies program in 1369/1990, under the supervision of Vice Chancellery for Academic Affairs, by establishing an Educational Psychology master's degree program and admitting 11 students. It then established five fields and admission of 36 students in 1372/1993. In 1373/1994 the Graduate Studies Affairs was established and commenced its mission with 158 students in eight master's degree fields. The first PhD examination was administered in Islamic History in the same year.

The university offers doctoral programs in History (Islamic History and History of Islamic Iran), Psychology, Economics, Research in Art, Chemistry, Physics, and Applied Mathematics.

Faculty members[edit]

The academic faculty of the university is a community of some 350 tenured scholars teaching and conducting research. The professors work in collaboration with visiting colleagues from other Iranian universities.

Collaborations with other universities[edit]

Alzahra University is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and has established close ties and signed more than 45 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for academic-research collaborations with accredited universities and research centers worldwide from a variety of countries, such as Pakistan, Iraq, Germany, Uganda, France, Russia, India, Kyrgyzstan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Syria, Libya, Belarus, among others.

Facilities[edit]

Alzahra University has central and faculty libraries with 77,000 hard copies of books (33,000 of which are in English), and 930 Persian and English academic journals. Among other facilities offered at Alzahra University are electronic libraries, professional laboratories, language labs, computer labs, an art gallery, an educational center, business incubators, pool and sports facilities, food centers and a traditional Iranian restaurant, whose building dates back to over 120 years. A post office, bank, travel agency office, cellphone services office, grocery store, stationery shop/bookstore and copy place are on campus [2]

Research and publications[edit]

Eighteen academic journals are published by the university, such as Journal of Applied Biology, Journal of Brand Management, Women's Sociological and Psychological Studies, Women and Family Studies, Applied Physics, Historical Perspective & Historiography, History of Islam and Iran, Language Research, and many more. 6,000 theses and dissertations reside in the Central Library of the university.

International students[edit]

The university offers its undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs to international students. Around 50 international students study at Alzahra University, from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Turkey, Syria, Tajikistan, and Tanzania. Some of the facilities for international students are:

  • Offering Persian (i.e., Farsi) language courses at the university Persian Language Center
  • Offering some courses in English upon popular demand
  • Insurance
  • On-campus dormitory
  • Access to all amenities of the university and dormitory, equaling the access of Iranian students. These include, among others:
  • Swimming pool
  • Sports complex
  • Computer labs and free Wi-Fi access
  • Student clubs
  • General and professional libraries
  • Counseling services
  • Participation and membership in sport competitions, socio-cultural gatherings, and productive, entertaining, and cultivating student events

Faculties[edit]

Faculties of Alzahra University:

Faculty of Theology[edit]

Faculty of Literature[edit]

Faculty of Physical Education[edit]

  • Department of P.E. and Sports Sciences, Motor Behavior
  • Department of Motor Behavior/Motor Learning and Control
  • Department of P.E. and Sports Sciences, Sports Management
  • Department of Sports Facility Management
  • Department of P.E. and Sports Sciences, Sports Physiology
  • Department of P.E. and Applied Sports Physiology
  • Department of Sports Marketing Management
  • Department of Motor Behavior and Motor Development

Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Education and Psychology[edit]

  • Department of Counseling and Guidance
  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology for Educating Exceptional Children
  • Department of Clinical Psychology
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of History and Philosophy of Education
  • Department of Philosophy of Education
  • Department of Educational Management
  • Department of Educational Sciences: Management and Curriculum Planning
  • Department of Educational Sciences: Curriculum Development
  • Department of Archival Studies

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Biological Science[edit]

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

Faculty of Physics and Chemistry[edit]

Faculty of Arts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alzahra University". University Directory. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "about Alzahra University". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′03″N 51°23′33″E / 35.76750°N 51.39250°E / 35.76750; 51.39250