Amirkabir University of Technology
|Endowment||US$ 59.16 million (December 10, 2014)|
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) (Persian: دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر Dāneŝgāhe Sannatiye Amirkabir), formerly called the Tehran Polytechnic, is a public research university located in Tehran, Iran.
AUT was the first established technical university in Iran, and is referred to as the "Mother of Engineering Universities". Acceptance to the university is competitive, and entrance to undergraduate and graduate programs requires scoring among the top 1% of students in the Nationwide University Entrance Exams, known as "Konkour".
The university was founded in 1928 as a standard academy, and developed to the university of technology by Habib Nafisi in 1956, after that extended by Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, during the Pahlavi dynasty. Named the Tehran Polytechnic, it began with five engineering departments. Six months before the victory of 1979 Iranian Revolution, Tehran Polytechnic was renamed after the Iranian prime minister Amir Kabir (1807–1852).
The university now has 15 science and engineering departments, and three other affiliated centers, located in Garmsar, Bandar Abbas and Mahshahr. Around 9,100 students are enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs. AUT has 480 full-time academic faculty members and 550 administrative employees, giving it the highest staff-to-student ratio among the country's universities. The executive branch consists of four departments which receive participation from councils in planning and administering affairs.
AUT is one of the leading universities in E-Learning systems in Iran which began its activities in 2004.
AUT is the pioneer of sustainable development in Iran and established the an Office of Sustainability in 2011. The activities of this office contribute to the AUT campus by reducing energy consumption, costs, and emissions, and also provide student coursework, volunteer opportunities for students, as well as research and education academic activities on sustainable development.
The establishment and formation of the Amirkabir University of Technology dates back to October 1956 by Eng. Habib Nafisi (حبیب نفیسی). The core of the university was formed at that time under the name Tehran Polytechnic in order to expand the activities of two technical institutes: the Civil Engineering Institute and the Higher Art Center. After Eng. Habib Nafisi, the founder of Tehran polytechnic, Dr. Abedi, became the president of the university for a few months until Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, the principal at the renowned Alborz High School, was appointed as the president of AUT early in 1963. Among the accomplishments of Dr. Mojtahedi is the construction of a central amphitheatre, a dining area and a sports ground as well as various faculty buildings.
The university has grown to a school of science and engineering education with the capacity for about 10,000 students in 35 undergraduate majors, around 90 M.Sc. majors and 36 Ph.D. and post-doctoral programs.
Rankings and reputation
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|Global – Overall|
|ARWU World||401–500 (2019)|
|THE World||501–600 (2020)|
|USNWR Global||601 (2019)|
|QS World||498 (2020)|
|National – Overall|
|ARWU National||2 (2019)|
|USNWR National||4 (2020)|
Amirkabir University of Technology has consistently been ranked as one of Iran's top universities. The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 301–350 in Engineering and Technology in the world. Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology ranked AUT among the Top 3 high ranked universities in the country. In Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (2012), the university also ranks among the top three highest ranked universities in Iran. Computer Science, Polymer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering have the highest field rankings in Amirkabir University of Technology.
In 2013, Shanghai Ranking Amirkabir University Computer Science ranked 100–150 among World Universities. In 2014, the Shanghai ranking ranked Amirkabir University Engineering Sciences among 151–200 among World Universities. The Polymer Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology is the first and most prestigious Polymer Engineering program in Iran. AUT also ranked first among Iranian universities in 2014 in the CWTS Leiden Ranking. In 2014, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Amirkabir University of Technology Engineering Sciences 89 among world universities. Also, Computer Science of AUT ranked 90 among World Universities.
The main campus of the Amirkabir University of Technology is in Tehran, Iran. It is located close to Vali Asr Crossroads, the intersection of Enghelab Street and Vali Asr Street, in the very center of Tehran City. Many students commute to AUT via the subway by Vali Asr station.
The Mahshar campus of AUT has been constructed in the province of Khouzestan in 2001 in order to establish close cooperation with the national company of petroleum industries.
The Bandar Abbas campus of AUT has been established in the province of Hormozgan, which is the center of marine industries in Iran.
The Garmsar campus of AUT has been constructed in the province of Semnan in order to establish close cooperation and distance with the main campus in Tehran.
The library and document center at AUT, the largest technical and engineering library in Iran's capital, is one of the richest academic libraries in the technical and engineering field in the region. The library includes a central library and 16 satellite libraries in Tehran and Bandar Abbas. The library has 5 million books, mostly about computing.
AUT has 16 departments including 'management, science and technology', electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, polymer engineering, mathematics and computer science, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, civil and environmental engineering, physics and energy engineering, computer and information technology, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgical engineering, textile engineering, petroleum engineering, ship engineering, and aerospace engineering. AUT has three educational sites in Garmsar, Bandar Abbas and Mahshahr.
University departments websites are:
- Management, Science and Technology
- Robotics Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Engineering and Information Technology
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Marine Technology
- Mathematics and Computer Science
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- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining and Metallurgy Engineering
- Energy Engineering and Physics
- Polymer and Color Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Group of MBE
Scientific associations exist to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.
University association websites are as:
- Habib Nafisi
- Prof. Abedi
- Prof. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi
- Prof. Bita
- Prof. Yeganeh Haeri
- Prof. Mohammad-Jafar Jadd Babaei
- Prof. Kayvan Najmabadi
- Prof. Hossein Mahban
- Prof. Siroos Shafiei
- Prof. Miri
- Prof. Mahdi
- Prof. Hasan Farid Alam
- Prof. Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh
- Prof. Hassan Rahimzadeh
- Prof. Aliakbar Ramezanianpour
- Prof. Reza Hosseini Abardeh
- Prof. Mohammad Hossein Salimi Namin
- Prof. Abdolhamid Riazi
- Prof. Ahmad Fahimifar
- Prof. Alireza Rahai (2005–2014)
- Prof. Ahmad Motamedi (2014–present)
Research and innovation
The university is known as a pioneer in research and innovation in Iran. AUT is a public university, and the government of Iran partly provides its research funding. AUT has cooperation with industrial companies, especially in the oil and gas industries. As a result, many research projects in the university are funded by industrial companies.
The Amirkabir University of Technology was appointed as a Center of Excellence by Iran's Ministry of Science and Technology in the fields of Biomechanics, Power Systems, Radiocommunication systems (RACE) and Thermo elasticity.
The supercomputer of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) has a power of 34,000 billion operations per second. Ph.D. students and researchers of AUT use it for analysis of massive volume of data in their research studies.
Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology is a scientific journal which publishes research achievements of academic and industrial researchers in all engineering and science areas.
Research and Technology Center of AUT is an office which collaborates with industries and universities in order to improve research level in the University.
Notable alumni and faculty
Science and technology
- Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, professor of civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley
- Mohammad Reza Eslami, professor of mechanical engineering, one of the top 20 most cited scientists of Iran
- Reza Iravani, professor of electrical engineering, University of Toronto
- Mohammad Modarres, professor of mechanical and energy engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
- Bahaedin Adab, co-founder of Karafarin Insurance Co. and Karafarin Bank, former deputy chairman of the board of director of the Industry Confederation of Iran, former chairman of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Construction Companies of Tehran
- Hossein Hosseinkhani, Shareholder & Owner, Chief Science Officer at Matrix, Inc., a world-leading biotech company dedicated to healthcare technology to improve patient's quality of life. New York City, USA. Former chairman of the board of directors of the Pacific Stem Cells, Ltd.
- Abbas Abdi, political activist
- Bahaedin Adab, former member of parliament from Kurdistan (Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Divandareh), co-founder of the Kurdish United Front
- Ali Afshari, political activist
- Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president of Iran for women and family affairs
- Mohsen Mirdamadi, secretary general of Islamic Iran Participation Front, the largest reformist party in Iran
- Mostafa Mirsalim, former minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance
- Ahmad Motamedi, former minister of Communication and Information Technology
- Behzad Nabavi, former minister of industry and former deputy speaker of the Parliament of Iran
- Majid Tavakoli, prominent Iranian student leader, human rights activist and political prisoner
- Ahmad Vahidi, former minister of defense
- Ezzatollah Zarghami, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Iran's television and radio organization
- Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, former dean of the university
- Davood Mirbagheri, screenwriter and film director
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Cientifica reports in news item on Nanowerk, April 25, 2012: Iranian scientists are using lecithin to synthesize and bind silver nanoparticles more tightly to wool.
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- Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology
- Tehran Polytechnic Press
- Amirkabir Scientific Association of Mechanical Engineering (ASAME)
- Mechanical Engineering Alumni Association
- Green University Program
- AUT sustainability office
- Scientific Association of Physics
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