Imam Khomeini International University

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Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU)
دانشگاه بین المللی امام خمینی
Dāneshgāh-e Beynolmelali emām khomeini
Imam Khomeini International University
Motto شکوفایی علمی، بیداری اسلامی
Motto in English
Scientific development, Islamic awakening
Established 1991[1]
Type Public
Chancellor Abolhassan Naeini[2]
Administrative staff
Students 8,000[3]
Undergraduates 5,489
Postgraduates 1,281
Location Iran Qazvin, Iran
36°32′N 50°00′E / 36.533°N 50.000°E / 36.533; 50.000Coordinates: 36°32′N 50°00′E / 36.533°N 50.000°E / 36.533; 50.000
Affiliations IAU

Imam Khomeini International University is one of the universities in Iran which was founded after the Islamic Revolution. The bill of IKIU’s constitution was ratified by The Iranian Parliament in January 1984. Constituent organs of IKIU include Board of trustees, president, and council. Deputies for Education, Research, and Students and Culture are some of the other departments of IKIU. In addition, the Science and Technology Park, and the central library with more than 100000 copies of books and magazines beside the other educational and research facilities provide great and ideal grounds for scientific and research activities for students. Bringing welfare for international students in addition to establish many dormitory complexes, IKIU has formed the Brilliant-Talent students’ Office to recognize top students and to support and guide the students, providing educational and welfare facilities. With seven faculties could, suitably, meet various educational preferences of students. Also, Persian Language Teaching Center which has been hosted students from more than ninety-six countries so far, enjoying equipped language labs, library, and computer site will, definitely, create a joyful and memorable atmosphere for students to learn Persian Language.


The university was established in 1991 with the purpose of furthering culture, civilization, and thought of Muslim world. As an educational, research, and cultural institution under the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, IKIU has the following aims in view:

  • Furthering and promoting Islamic culture in the Muslim world.
  • Propagating Islamic culture and thought and science and technology on an international scale
  • Introducing grand figures of the Muslim world with the purpose of consolidating Islamic culture
  • Taking advantage of innovations and developments in science and technology to the benefit of Iran and other Islamic countries
  • Training committed specialists with the purpose of making Islamic countries scientifically and culturally self-reliant
  • Contributing toward the development of higher education in Iran [4]

Present Status Of IKIU[edit]

Imam Khomeini International University presently offers 30 undergraduate courses and 13 master courses with a faculty of 183 staff teachers. There are 5489 undergraduates and 1281 graduate students. According to Four-Year Development Plan, some five undergraduate courses, 17 master courses, and five PhD courses will be added in a near future to the existing programs of study of the university.

The university admits international students on a yearly basis. Indeed, a total of 200 to 250 international students are admitted into the Center for Teaching Persian to Non-natives each year.

Since not all of the academic levels and programs of study required by such students are available in IKIU and because the number of international applicants is on the rise, some international students will be referred to other leading universities in the country to continue their studies after they successfully complete Persian language and pre-university courses.

Currently, 500 international students from 55 countries are doing their 22 undergraduate and graduate courses at IKIU. Country-wide, around 5000 such students are doing humanities, engineering, science, and medicine.


The main campus of Imam Khomeini International University is located in Qazvin, Iran. There is also a Science and Technology Park near main campus.[5] And also a residential complex just near the main campus.


Main Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Science (Page)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology (Page)
  • Faculty of Literature and Humanity Sciences (Page)
  • Faculty of Islamic Sciences and Researches (Page)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences (Page)
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Development (Page)
  • Faculty of Futures Studies
  • Central Library
  • Central Hall
  • Professional Laboratories
  • Restaurant
  • Mosque
  • Sports Hall

Residential Complex[edit]

  • Persian Language Center (Page)
  • Dormitories
  • Sports Hall
  • Soccer Field

Faculty and alumni[edit]


Chancellor Tenure Alma mater Speciality
Dr. Mohammad Marouf Mashat 1980–1987 United States University of Oklahoma*
United Kingdom University of Leicester
Nuclear Engineering*
Solid-state Physics
Dr. Mahmoud Boroujerdi 1987-1988 - -
Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi 1988–1989 United States MIT Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Gholamreza Shirazian 1989–1992 United States University of Florida Civil Engineering
Dr. Mohammad Taqikhani 1992–1994 - Biochemistry
Prof. Saeed Sohrabpour 1994–1996 United States UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Rasoul Kazempour 1996–1997 - Chemistry
Dr. Ali Asghar Varsei 1997–2001 United Kingdom Manchester University Mathematics
Dr. Mohsen Beheshti Seresht 2001–2004 - History
Dr. Abolhassan Naeini 2004–2006 Iran Iran University of Science and Technology Civil Engineering
Dr. Hassan Ghafouri Fard 2006–2009 United States University of Kansas Nuclear Physics
Dr. Abdolali Alebooye Langroodi 2009–2014 Iran University of Tehran Arabic Literature
Dr. Abolhassan Naeini 2014–present Iran Iran University of Science and Technology Civil Engineering

*Unfinished because of Islamic Revolution

Notable Faculty[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

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