Islamic Azad University of Science and Research of Fars

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Fars Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University (FSRIAU)
دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد علوم و تحقيقات فارس
Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi, Vāhed-e Olum va Tah,ghighāt, Fars
Type Private
Established 2005
President Abdolmajid Asadi
Students 12000 (06/2010)
Location Shiraz, Iran Iran
Campus Rural
Affiliations Islamic Azad University

The Islamic Azad University, Fars Science and Research Branch (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد علوم و تحقیقات فارس [dɒːneʃɡɒːhe ɒːzɒːde eslɒːmiː vɒːhede oluːm væ tæhɣiːɣɒːte fɒːɾs],[dubious ] (also informally referred to as O.T.F.) is one of the many campuses affiliated with the Islamic Azad University, and is located approximately 55 km Northwest of Shiraz, Fars, Iran and 20 km southwest of Marvdasht. The University has a student body of approximately 4500 including undergraduate and graduate students. OTF offers some 42 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university occupies about 1,200,000 square meters[1] and is one of the largest universities in Iran.[citation needed]

The university was founded in 2005[citation needed] and despite its very young age has gained an excellent reputation in science and research compared to the other branches of the Islamic Azad University and mid-class universities in Iran.[2]

The first graduation ceremony of the OTF students was held in May, 2009.[3]



Typically, office buildings are referred to only by names while academic buildings and residence halls are referred to by numbers. OTF has a campus-wide wireless network for students and staff.

Organization and Administration[edit]

OTF's current faculty consists of 140.[2] and some of the programs are:

College of Engineering[edit]

College of Science[edit]

College of Humanities[edit]

College of Law[edit]

College of Agriculture[edit]


An overall view of the campus.

Undergraduates are guaranteed two-year, dormitory housing.[citation needed]

Student Life and Traditions[edit]

Student Groups[edit]

OTF has some established groups such as Horman, Baran, etc.

Notable Alumni, Faculty and Staff[edit]

Aziz Behkami - Professor of Physics

Alternative Spellings and Word Orders[edit]

The university has some alternative spellings and word orders in English, the followings are some of them:
Fars Science and Research, Islamic Azad University;
Islamic Azad University, Science and Research of Fars;
Science and Research of Fars branch, Islamic Azad University.


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