Iran University of Science and Technology

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Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران
IUST logo color.png
Type Public
Established 1929
Endowment US$ 49.7 million (December 10, 2014) [1]
President Dr. Mohammad ali Barkhordari
Academic staff
Students 12391
Undergraduates 6544
Postgraduates 3524
Location Tehran, Tehran province, Iran
36°51′15.85″N 51°24′32.40″E / 36.8544028°N 51.4090000°E / 36.8544028; 51.4090000Coordinates: 36°51′15.85″N 51°24′32.40″E / 36.8544028°N 51.4090000°E / 36.8544028; 51.4090000
Campus Urban
Entrance gate

The Iran University of Science and Technology (Persian: دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران‎‎) is a research institution and university of engineering and science in Iran, offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located on Hengam Street in the Narmak neighborhood in northeast Tehran, IUST and its surrounding communities provide a cultural and recreational environment suited to the work of a major research institution. The university consistently ranks among Iran's top three technical universities. The 20,000[2] capacity IUST Stadium is their main sports venue.

Dr. M. A. Barkhordari is the dean.


Iran University of Science and Technology was founded in 1929 as the first Iranian institution to train engineers, named the Governmental Technical Institute. Soon it was named Honarsaraye Ali—Advanced Art College in English.

In 1972, the title of the college upgraded to the Iran Faculty of Science and Technology due to the growth of the institute by the Ministry of Sciences. The faculty offered four-year bachelor's degrees in most areas of engineering and it is the first and for many years the only engineering university that consist of School of Architecture in the country. In 1978, it was granted university status by the Ministry of Sciences. Since then the institute was named Iran University of Science and Technology.

In 1990 it admitted students to Ph.D. programs in Civil Engineering and Materials Engineering fields. In 1995, IUST awarded the first Ph.D. degrees in Iran in the fields of Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Traffic Engineering.

The main campus has 13 faculties and three other departments with 380 members of the academic board. On the main campus, 9,000 students are studying in 90 fields of engineering and sciences, out of which 2,000 are M.Sc. and 546 are Ph.D students. Over 35,000 students have graduated since 1932.


The main campus is located in the northeast of Tehran, expanded in 42 acres (170,000 m2). The campus includes faculty buildings, research centers, the main library, residential halls, the mosque, administrative buildings, sport playgrounds and covered spaces for sports such as football stadium, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.

IUST has four other campuses in the cities of Arak, Behshahr, Damavand, and Noor; the latter two are in progress.


Department of Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering Department
School of Mechanical Engineering

IUST has 11 departments, 44 instruction groups, and 83 fields of study. Over 4,400 students study in the B.Sc program, over 1,260 students are studying in M.Sc. and over 148 are doing Ph.D. disciplines.


e-learning, foreign languages (TEFL), architectural engineering, automotive engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, progress engineering, information technology, mathematical science, mechanical engineering (& aerospace engineering), materials engineering, (metallurgy), Physics science, railway engineering, Arak Branch, Behshahr Branch.

Extracurricular activities and association[edit]

The most important associations in Iran University of Science and Technology are:

  • Student's Theater association
  • Student's Music association
  • Student's Literature association
  • Student's Film association


Advanced and High-Tech Research Activities at IUST include:

  • Hydrostructures at the Department of Civil Engineering
  • Electronics at the Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Field of Advanced Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Nano Technology as interdepartmental research
  • Bio-technology in the Department of Medical Engineering
  • Hydrodynamics, experimental and numerical fluid dynamics research laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The University Research Centers include:

  • Architecture Research Center
  • Automotive Research Center
  • Cement Research Center
  • Center of Excellence in Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics [3]
  • Center of Excellence in Islamic Architecture[4]
  • Electronic Research Center [5]
  • Green Research Center
  • Information Technology Research Center
  • Iran Composites Institute
  • Materials Research Center
  • Research Center for ICT Strategic and International Studies [6]

World Rankings[edit]

Times Higher Education[7]
2015-2016: National Rank : 1, Rank in Asia : 57, International Rank : 475
2014-2015: National Rank : 3, Rank in Asia : 69

Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) ranked 436th among World universities according to 2011-2014 CWTS Leiden Ranking.[8]

In 2016, the US News & World Report ranked IUST Engineering Sciences 119th among world universities. Also, Materials Science of IUST ranked 190 among World Universities.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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