Islamic Azad University, Majlesi Branch

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Islamic Azad University, Majlesi Branch
دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد علامه مجلسی
Danushgah-e Âzad-e Eslâmi-ye Vahed-e 'lâmih-e Mijlâsi
ChancellorDr. Kooshafar
Academic staff

The Islamic Azad University, Majlesi Branch is one of the branches of Islamic Azad University which is located in Shahrak-e Majlesi, south of Isfahan. It is a technical university with four departments.

Mission and perspective[edit]

Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University, benefiting from knowledgeable professors and advanced workshop and laboratory equipment and taking into account the principles of intellectualism, initiativism and innovation is a prosperous university in higher education, research and technology. Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University is known as a pioneering university in engineering as well as other majors and fields and has initiated new branches and interdisciplinary majors. Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University is trying to achieve higher educational quality among Iranian universities. It is believed that being a pioneer can solve industrial problems through applying research projects, achieving modern technology, and the nativization of imported technology. Knowing this fact, Iranian as well as international students can achieve their goals. Students in both physical and virtual places will be so qualified that are considered so valuable by the society, this is because of their commitment and experience.

MBIAU facts[edit]

Statistics and information:

Majlesi is located 20 km from Mobarakeh and was established 1993 by the order of President Hashemi Rafsanjani. The city was named by Isfahan's (Emam Jome’), which was selected from among eight names. Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University, as a college city, is located in the center of the town. Mobarakeh steel complex and Chehelsotoon power plant are among the industries that are adjacent to this city.

Features of the place:

This university has 348 full-time and part-time faculty, and hourly-paid instructors. The library resources include 84234 books, MA and PhD theses, and 103 national and international journals. Also, laboratories and workshops, 73 industrial workshops and 101 technical and engineering laboratories are other features of the university. The department of “Industries-University Interconnections” is intended to encourage creative and entrepreneur students to do research and be active in educational affairs. This university is also very close to major industries such as Mobarakeh steel complex and steel mill factory. The university also conducts off-campus research projects and makes contracts with the industries in the region.

  • Majors: 41
  • Department: 4
  • School: 1
  • Type of school: engineering and technology
  • Faculty members: 87
  • Staffs: 120
  • Current students: about 5000
  • Alumni: about 15500
  • Library books: 85000
  • Total area: 116 acres
  • Total area of the buildings: 41557 m2

Rankings and awards[edit]

  • Choosing the “Advanced Engineering Research Center” at Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University as the top research center in the First Islamic Azad University Science, Research, and Technology Festival in 2011.
  • The second rank in the 2010 Islamic Azad University Research and Technology Festival
  • First rank in research activities among Very Big branches in Region 4 in 2008 and 2009
  • Gaining Rank 17 among the Islamic Azad University branches in 2008 (with regard to the 70% share of research for the ranking)
  • Getting certificate for conducting research activities from the Ministry Research and Technology
  • Placing the three Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University Research-Scientific Journals (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Engineering) in the Islamic World ISC Database
  • Selecting the Research Deputy of Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University as the Select Researcher in 2007 and 2008 and also selecting him as the Select Researcher among the Basic Science Departments in Region four in 2009 and 2010
  • Purchasing advanced research equipment, such as advanced electronic microscope (SEM), Autolap, aerodynamic laboratory, 3D printer, etc. for more than 12 billion Rials
  • The National Project of Premelt S 2015 by a faculty member of Materials Science Department for Isfahan Alloyed Steel Complex and the independence of the country in this regard
  • The National Project of restoration of Electronic Microscope Filament for the first time in the country by a faculty member of Materials Science Department at Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University in 2010, which made the country independent in this regard
  • Earning 100% share of research budget from 2007
  • Papers published in international journals (ISI) : 75 paper
  • Scientific research journals at the university : 3 journals
  • Completed research projects : 135 projects
  • In-progress research projects : 45 projects
  • Papers published in scientific research journals : 48 projects
  • Papers presented in international conferences : 249 papers
  • Books published by the university  : 47 books
  • Completed off-campus research projects  : 21 projects
  • In-progress off-campus research projects  : 15 projects

Economic impact and industry partnerships[edit]

The University-Industry-Society Association Office at MBIAU has close relationship with different industries and corporations:

  1. Mobarakeh Steel Company
  2. Isfahan Alloyed Steel Complex
  3. Iran Alloyed Steel Complex
  4. Esfarayen Alloyed Steel Complex
  5. Isfahan Steel Mill Corporation
  6. Iran Refractories Company
  7. Azar Refractories Industry
  8. Isfahan Regional Water Company
  9. Isfahan Regional Power Company
  10. Isfahan Power Distribution Company
  11. Isfahan Power Distribution Company
  12. Isfahan Vocational Education Headquarter
  13. Imam Port Petrochemical Complex
  14. Optic and Laser Industries
  15. Khouzestan Steel Company
  16. Isfahan Research and Technology Network
  17. Iran Melting Company
  18. Iran Plane Manufacturing Company (Hesa)
  19. Malek Ashtar University
  20. Defense Industries’ Car Manufacturing Industries

Contracts and agreement:

Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University has made contracts and agreement with universities and industries:

  • Isfahan Refinery Company
  • Mobarakeh Industries and Mines Department
  • Mobarakeh Industries and Mines House
  • Karaj Materials and Energy Research Institute
  • Tajikistan Academic Institute
  • Isfahan Engineering Research Center
  • Isfahan Alloyed Steel Complex
  • Isfahan Vocational Headquarter
  • Isfahan Science and Research Institute
  • Isfahan Shahed Aviation Industries Research Center
  • Islamic Azad University- Khorasgan Branch
  • Islamic Azad University- Shahreza Branch
  • Islamic Azad University- Yazd Branch
  • Islamic Azad University- South Tehran Branch
  • Islamic Azad University- Kashan Branch
  • Islamic Azad University- Shahr-e Kord Branch

Electrical engineering[edit]

The department of electrical engineering offers associate degree in electrical engineering, and Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, master of engineering in telecommunication (In 3 divisions: Communication system, Field, and Optics) and Mechatronic (in 3 Division: Automation, Human-computer interaction and Robotics) and PhD in telecommunication and electronics. The department has an IEEE student branch, and established IEEE communication society-chapter in Iran in 2012. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, the first and main recognized journal of Islamic Azad University in EE, is sponsored by department.

Computer engineering[edit]

The department of computer engineering offers associate degree in computer software, and Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.

Metallurgy engineering[edit]

The metallurgy engineering department offers only undergraduate courses. It is among the few universities in Iran which has a scanning electron microscope (SEM) laboratory.[citation needed]

Mechanical engineering[edit]

The mechanical engineering department offers undergraduate courses, and graduate course in energy management.


This branch of Islamic Azad University has been the pioneer in electrical engineering journal publication in IAU. The university is currently publishes 5 journals in different areas in electrical engineering:

  1. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering (;
  2. Majlesi Journal of Multimedia Processing;
  3. Majlesi Journal of Mechatronic Systems;
  4. Majlesi Journal of Telecommunication Devices;
  5. Majlesi Journal of Energy Management.

There are also journals published in material and mechanical engineering: Majlesi Journal of Material Engineering; International Journal of Advanced Design and Manufacturing.