Imam Sadiq University

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Imam Sadegh University
دانشگاه امام صادق
Imam Sadiq University.svg
Type Private
Established 1982
President Mohammad Bagheri
Students 1,110
Location Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Campus Urban
Website Official website

The Imam Sadegh University or Imam Sadiq University is an Iranian university in Tehran, off of Chamran Expressway, that was headed by Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani.

Established in 1982, the goal of the university is to bridge the gap between Islamic researches and modern studies, especially humanities.[1] This university is known as a conservative center that trains political officials of Iran's Islamic state. However, it has invited prominent reformist thinkers such as Abdolkarim Soroush, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Javad Tabatabaei and popular western theoreticians to propound their own ideas in humanities.[2][3] The students have strong loyalty to the Islamic revolution and the ideals of Ayatollah Khomeini, who have been chosen through a rigorous staging process including the ideological admissions (Gozinesh) and evaluation of personality, scientific and personal abilities, particularly political aptitude.[4][5]

The university offers BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in fields such as political science, economics, Islamic jurisprudence, law (private law, public law, criminal law, international law), management, and communications. It has eight colleges in operation.

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  1. ^ Dr. Norman Finkelstein on the Imam Sadegh University[1].
  2. ^ Ailing Official Highlights Concentration of Power in Iran [2].
  3. ^ Head Of Iran's Top Clerical Body Dies
  4. ^ Iran’s 'democratic elections’ only missing one thing - choice
  5. ^ Mahdavi Kani's death leaves room for hard-liners to expand

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