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] Imam Sadiq was established on the premises that used to house the Harvard School of Management until the 1979 Iranian Revolution[2].

The university is regarded as one of the elite universities in Iran that has played a prime role in recruiting politicians and other prime figures in the Islamic Republic. As an elite institution, Imam Sadiq University is significantly more autonomous than other Iranian universities in inviting and employing lecturers.[2]. Prominent reformist thinkers such as Abdolkarim Soroush, Hossein Bashiriyeh, Javad Tabatabaei have been given space to propound their own ideas in humanities.[3][4] [5][6]

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. ^ a b Zep Kalb (2017). "Neither Dulati nor Khosusi: Islam, Education and Civil Society in Post-1989 Iran". Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  3. ^ Ailing Official Highlights Concentration of Power in Iran [2].
  4. ^ Head Of Iran's Top Clerical Body Dies
  5. ^ Iran’s 'democratic elections’ only missing one thing - choice
  6. ^ Mahdavi Kani's death leaves room for hard-liners to expand

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