Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
Seal of IAU Central Tehran Branch
|Islamic Azad University of Tehran|
|Motto||Persian: آرمان ایرانی برای جهانیشدن|
Motto in English
|Iranian Aspirations for Globalization|
|Type||Private research university|
|Established||August 1, 1982|
|1,400 faculty member and 1,820 contracted (Spring 2016) |
|936 (Spring 2016)|
|Students||56,934 (Spring 2016)|
|Undergraduates||33,331 (Spring 2016)|
|Postgraduates||21,156 (Spring 2016)|
|2,447 (Spring 2016)|
297,904 m² (total)
156,532 m² (educational)
8,689 m² (sport space)
7,400 m² (laboratories)
5,283 m² (libraries)
|Colors||Dark and light Blue|
|Sports||Futsal, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Chess, Wrestling, Squash, Taekwondo, Karate|
|Affiliations||Islamic Azad University|
The Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB) (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تهران مرکزی) formerly known as Islamic Azad University of Tehran is a major private research university located in central Tehran, Iran. It is the campus of the Islamic Azad University system.
The university is the oldest, the largest and the top university among all branches of Islamic Azad University academic organization, established in 1982, originally as "Islamic Azad University of Tehran". The university campuses rest on 297,904 m² of various districts of Tehran. It offers approximately 445 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines such as Applied Sciences, Engineering, Art and Architecture, Humanities and Social Sciences and Medical Sciences.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Enrollments
- 4 Faculty of Engineering
- 5 Sub-program
- 6 Faculty of Science
- 7 Admissions
- 8 Rankings
- 9 Notable alumni and people
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch is the very first branch established under the university system which is known as Islamic Azad University, so its history can be traced back to the foundation of the university.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sought to establish a private university to address the challenges posed during early years of Iranian Revolution -such as Cultural Revolution- and to meet increasing demands of secondary-school graduates for higher education in Iran. On the sidelines of an Islamic Republican Party conference, Rafsanjani mooted the idea with Abdollah Jasbi, who supported and developed the plan to establish Islamic Azad University.
On its early days, the university lacked sufficient funds and facilities to operate, sorely opening relying on donations made by people and government. The initial endowment was about 100,000 Rials.
Jasbi rented No. 155 building in Forsat Shirazi St., while Nassir Shekarriz and Mahmoud Latifipour – who were in charge as Chancellor and Vice Chancellor respectively – rented the 6th floor of a building located in Enqelab St., Felestin St. in order to hold an entrance exam in 1982. This university began as the Islamic Azad University of Tehran when it opened the doors to about 200 students, offering six majors in bachelor's degree and two in associate degree. Soon after, the whole building in Enqelab St. was purchased from Mostazafan Foundation of Islamic Revolution and became the university's first property. (Current Faculty of Arts and Architecture)
“Innovative, Entrepreneur, Pioneer in the country’s economic, social and cultural affairs”
- Growth and development of culture and entrepreneurial knowledge through the utilization of new technologies, educational and research innovations.
- Growth and development of scientific and applied researches to meet the scientific and technological requirements of the nation.
- Training committed, creative and experienced entrepreneurs.
|Majid Monajjemi||1998 (interim)|
|Hossein Aghaei||2003 (interim)|
|Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi||2013–2015|
The university has 15 Faculties:
|Faculty of Arts||Enghelab St., Felestin St.|
|Faculty of Applied Sciences||Payambar Azam Complex|
|Faculty of Foreign Languages|
|Faculty of Economics and Accounting||Enghelab St., Pich Shemiran|
|Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
|Faculty of Medical Sciences|
|Faculty of Law||Enghelab St., Ferdowsi Sq.|
|Faculty of Literature and Humanities||Valieasr Complex|
|Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
|Faculty of Management||Azadi St., Enghelab Sq.|
|Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences||Shahrak-e-Gharb|
|Faculty of Political Sciences||Shahrak-e-Gharb|
|Faculty of Communication Sciences and Media Studies||Enghelab St., 12 Farvardin St.|
the university has 3 main complexes:
|Valieasr||Emam Hossein Square|
Schools and Departments
Programs By Subject:
- Arts & Humanities
- Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health (Medical Sciences)
- Life Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Engineering & Technology
- Physical Sciences
In Academic Year of 2015-2016
|Field of Study||Percent|
|Engineering and Technology||~40%|
|Agriculture and Veterinary||~0%|
|Level of study (Degree)||Percent|
Faculty of Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Biomedical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Computer Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Electrical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Energy Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Environmental Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Information Technology Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Materials Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Mechatronics Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Medical Radiation Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Mining Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Nuclear Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Petroleum Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Polymer Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Robotics Engineering (BS)
- Sports Engineering (BS, MS)
- Textile Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Department of Electrical Engineering
|Communications||Communications (Communication Systems, Communication Networks, Secure Communication & Cryptography, Optical Communications, Field & Wave Communications)||Communications|
|Electronics||Electronics (Micro and Nanoelectronic Devices, Digital Electronic Systems, Electronic Integrated Circuits)||Electronics|
|Power||Power (Power Systems, Power Electronics and Electrical Machines, Planning and Management of Electrical Energy Systems, Electrical Transportation Systems)||Power|
- Department of Biomedical Engineering
|Bioelectric (joint program EE Dept)||Bioelectric (joint program EE Dept)||Bioelectric (joint program EE Dept)|
- Department of Computer Engineering
|Computer Systems Architecture||Computer Systems Architecture||Computer Systems Architecture|
|Information Technology||Artificial Intelligence & Robotics||Artificial Intelligence & Robotics|
- Department of Nuclear Engineering
|Nuclear Engineering||Medical Radiation Engineering||Medical Radiation Engineering|
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Industrial Engineering
- Department of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Science
- Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
It offers the following programs:
|Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Applied Statistics||Applied Statistics|
|Applied Mathematics||Applied Mathematics||Pure Mathematics|
- Department of Biology
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Physics
The university received 35,317 applications for the Fall 2011 undergraduate class, making it the university with the most freshmen applicants among all branches of Islamic Azad University. In 2013, a total number of 11,789 and 6,061 applications were received for undergraduate and graduate programs respectively.
- SCImago rankings
Notable alumni and people
Abbas Araghchi, MS (International Relations)
Abdolhossein Mokhtabad, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Architecture
Siamak Ansari, BS (Theater)
Ali Daei, MS (Physical Education)
Zahra Rahnavard, Faculty of Political Sciences
Mohammad Abbasi, MS (Management)
Bahareh Rahnama, BS (Law)
Sadegh Zibakalam, Faculty of Political Sciences
Hamid Sourian, BS (Physical Education)
Hanieh Tavassoli, BS (Theater)
Javad Khiabani, rapporteur and TV host, BS (Physical Education)
Several students have won medals in International competitions while studying at the university.
|Sara Khoshjamal Fekri||Taekwondo||Bronze|
|Samad Nikkhah Bahrami||Basketball||Bronze|
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