Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences

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Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences
دانشگاه تحصیلات تكمیلی علوم پایه زنجان
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Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences(IASBS)
coat of arms
TypePublic
Established1991
FounderYousef Sobouti
RectorBabak Karimi (2016-present)
HamidReza Khalesifard (2014-2016)
Rasoul Khodabakhsh (2010-2014)
Yousef Sobouti (1991-2010)
Academic staff
101
Students833 city= Zanjan
Location,
CampusSuburban
Colours     Milano Red
     Nobel
Websitehttp://www.iasbs.ac.ir/
Torkaman Library
Torkaman Library

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) (Persian: دانشگاه تحصیلات تکمیلی علوم پایه زنجان) (Zanjan Graduate University of Basic Sciences) is a public advanced research center and graduate-level degree-granting institute in Zanjan, Iran founded in 1991 by Prof. Yousef Sobouti. The goal of establishing IASBS was to provide a leading research-based institute in advanced science topics for both researchers and students in Iran.

Introduction[edit]

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) (Persian: دانشگاه تحصیلات تکمیلی علوم پایه زنجان) (Zanjan Graduate University of Basic Sciences) is an advanced research center and graduate-level degree-granting institute in Zanjan, Iran. It was founded in 1991 by Prof. Yousef Sobouti, who was the director of the institute until 2010. After that Dr.Rasoul Khodabakhsh was the director till February 2014, and Dr. HamidReza Mohammadi Khalesifard filled the position then. Now Prof. Babak Karimi is the president of the Institute. The goal of establishing IASBS was to provide a leading research-based institute in advanced science topics for both researchers and students in Iran.

Campus[edit]

Zanjan, a city with a population of 300,000 in Iranian Azerbaijan region, 350 km to the north-west of Tehran, was chosen for the Institute. The location was far enough from Tehran to not be affected by the distractions of the city but close enough to pursue the many ensuing official and budgetary problems in Tehran. The main campus of the university is located close to Zanjan University of Medical Sciences in Gavazang area, Zanjan, Iran. IASBS campus has a unique design and architecture. It is widely credited to be a Green campus with plants and greeneries being part of the campus design, even in classes and buildings. Moreover, IASBS is one of the few universities in Iran benefiting from solar energy solutions

Buildings[edit]

  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Torkaman Library
  • House of Science
  • Science and Technology Park (Zanjan Techno-Center)
  • University Dining Hall
  • Gym (I and II)
  • Mosque
  • Dormitories

Departments and Programs[edit]

Programs[edit]

IASBS was established as a graduate-level degree-granting institution. Now it offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Geophysics, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Chemistry. Since September 2000, however, it has started a program in physics for a group of distinguished high school graduates. The program, a first attempt at the national level, will train these select group of students over a period of seven years, granting them a Ph.D. degree in physics. IASBS also offers a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering which is the only undergraduate program in the institute. The institute also used to run a joint undergraduate program in Information Technology with Heriot-Watt University of the United Kingdom.

Departments and Research Centers[edit]

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Center for Research in Climate Change and Global Warming
  • Research Center for Basic Sciences and Modern Technologies (RBST)
  • Language Teaching and Research Section

Awards and Rankings[edit]

SCImago Institutions Rankings:[2]

  • 2017 World Ranking: 612
  • 2016 World Ranking: 620
  • 2015 World Ranking: 617

The International Advisory Council[edit]

The International Advisory Council of the Institute is composed of a host of scholars and scientists. Members of the Council assist the Institute in delineating its general themes of research, establishing new disciplines, attracting prominent researchers and evaluating its scientific achievements.

Members[edit]

  • Mohammad Abdus Salam, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy (deceased)
  • Asim Orhan Barut, University of Colorado, USA
  • Nasser Peyghambarian, University of Arizona, USA
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, University of Chicago, USA (deceased)
  • Govind Swarup, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India
  • Seifallah Randjbar-Daemi, The Abdus Salam ICTP, Italy
  • Mehran Kardar, MIT, USA
  • John Clark, Washington University, USA
  • Sang-Soo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Bahram Mashhoon, University of Missouri, USA
  • Mudumbai S. Narasimhan, The Abdus Salam ICTP, Italy
  • Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University, USA
  • E. Van den Heuvel, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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