Hamid Mirzadeh

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Hamid Mirzadeh
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At the 68th congress of Azad University, February 2014
3rd President of the Islamic Azad University
Assumed office
September 18, 2013
Acting until December 11, 2013
Preceded by Farhad Daneshjoo
Head of Management and Planning Organization
In office
January 15, 1995 – August 15, 1997
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Masoud Roghani Zanjani
Succeeded by Mohammad-Ali Najafi
Deputy Prime Minister of Iran
In office
October 2, 1985 – August 3, 1989
Shared with Mohsen Sazegara
Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded by Mohsen Sazegara
Succeeded by Position abolished
Governor of Kerman
In office
October 9, 1981 – October 2, 1985
Preceded by Mohammad Ali Karimi
Succeeded by Mohammad Ali Karimi
Personal details
Born (1950-11-29) November 29, 1950 (age 65)
Sirjan, Kerman, Iran
Political party Independent
Alma mater Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Amir Kabir University
University of New South Wales
Religion Islam
Website Official website

Hamid Mirzadeh (Persian: حمید میرزاده, born November 29, 1950) is an Iranian politician and academic who is the 3rd and current president of the Islamic Azad University system.[1]

Early life and Education[edit]

He was born on 29 November 1950 in Sirjan, Kerman Province. He was educated in Sirjan and received his diploma in Mathematics. Then, he graduated from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 1974 and began his work as a Math teacher in 1976 after completing military service. He was also graduated from Amir Kabir University (Tehran Polytechnic) in 1979. In 1995, he received his Ph.D. degree from University of New South Wales.

Political career[edit]

Mirtzadeh had served political positions in three governments (Mohammad-Java Bahonar, Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani). He was Mayor of Sirjan from 1980 to 1981. He became Governor of Kerman in 1981. In October 1985, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister by Mir-Hossein Mousavi. He resigned from the position on 3 August 1989. Four years later, he was appointed as Head of Management and Planning Organization by President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Program "Iran 1400", the "oil economy" and the "poverty" are part of his important measures as Head of the Organization.

Academic career[edit]

He became a member of faculty of the Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. Then, he became member of faculties of the Amir Kabir University and Tehran University. He is also a professor at Amir Kabir University for more than thirty years. Mirzadeh was the head of Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute and editor in chief of Iranian Polymer Journal for years. He wrote several books and dozens of scientific reports and patents and 31 research projects and nearly 60 graduate students at Masters and PhD courses in polymer engineering, respectively. Currently based on a scientific base, Scopus 2013 h. He has 22 scientific index. He also awarded as Master of the Year in 2008. In 2007, he was invited to be part of faculty members of the Islamic Azad University. His nomination was approved by Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution and he was appointed as the university's vice president. After Farhad Daneshjoo was removed from his position on 18 September 2013, Mirzadeh becomes acting president of the university.[2] On 11 December 2013, Mirzadeh was elected as the permanent president by the university's board of directors.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sahand Mortazavi
Mayor of Sirjan
Succeeded by
Majid Ahmadi
Preceded by
Mohammad Ali Karimi
Governor of Kerman
Succeeded by
Mohammad Ali Karimi
Preceded by
Mohsen Sazegara
Deputy Prime Minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Masoud Roughani
Head of Management and Planning Organization
Succeeded by
Mohammad-Ali Najafi
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hassan Givian
Vice President of the Islamic Azad University
Succeeded by
Mohsen Hashemi
Preceded by
Farhad Daneshjoo
President of the Islamic Azad University