Petroleum University of Technology

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Petroleum University of Technology
دانشگاه صنعت نفت
Dāneshgāh-e San'at Naft
Seal of the Petroleum University of Technology
Former names
Abadan Institute of Technology
Type Public
Established 1939 (1939) (1318 SH)[1]
Religious affiliation
Academic affiliation
President Dr. Abdolnabi Hashemi[2]
Academic staff
Students 1,502[3]
Location Abadan, Ahwaz, Mahmudabad, Tehran, Iran
31°13′38.25″N 48°39′10.36″E / 31.2272917°N 48.6528778°E / 31.2272917; 48.6528778Coordinates: 31°13′38.25″N 48°39′10.36″E / 31.2272917°N 48.6528778°E / 31.2272917; 48.6528778
Campus Multiple urban campuses, 370,000 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft)[5]
Language Persian, English
Colours Dark blue and red
Sporting affiliations
Athletic Association of Affiliated Universities, National Athletic Association of Universities
Website PUT Website

The Petroleum University of Technology (Persian: دانشگاه صنعت نفت‎‎) is a leading Iranian public university funded by the Ministry of Petroleum particularly by its main company, the NIOC . It was founded in 1939 in Abadan in response to the increasing industrialization of Iran oil company, and is officially the second oldest university in Iran after University of Tehran[1] and in the world ranking this university could achieve rank 7 in the subject of petroleum engineering.[6] It offers B.Sc., M.S and Doctorate programs for upstream and downstream oil and gas industry such as petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, instrumentation engineering, accounting, and marine engineering.

It has four campuses in Ahwaz, Abadan, Tehran and Mahmudabad and some research centers.


Ahwaz Petroleum University of Technology
Abadan Institute of Technology in 1939

The name of the university has been changed several times. The university was established in 1939 in Abadan as Abadan Technical School. The academic program comprised working and studying in sequence. The students (if employed) spent two-fifth of the academic program in the school and three-fifth in the Abadan Refinery (Persian: پالايشگاه آبادان‎‎ Pālāyeshgāh-e Ābādān) as trainees.[1]

In 1956, the name was changed to Abadan Technical College. By then, the educational program focused on the general engineering major; admissions were given to 4th grade high school students after passing an entry test and interviews. The last admissions of the program were granted in 1961 and the last students graduated in 1961.[1]

In 1962, the name changed to Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT). The programs offered B.S. degrees in petroleum engineering, economic and administrative sciences and accounting. The programs was still internship-orientated.[1]

After the outbreak of the War, the university was relocated. It was first moved to Gachsaran in 1981. The universities all over the country reopened in December 1982 and the university moved to the current location of Ahwaz Faculty of Petroleum in Kut-e Abdollah, Karun County.[1]

After the War, in 1989, the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education granted permission to found the Petroleum University of Technology. All the educational institutions of the Ministry of Petroleum are supervised by the university. Ministry of Petroleum, then founded the Abadan Shahid Tondghuyan Faculty of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering or Abadan Faculty of Petroleum in February 1992 in the location of the former Abadan Institute of Technology and The Research Center of Petroleum University of Technology in the campus of the current Ahwaz Faculty of Petroleum in 1993.[1]


As of 2015, the Petroleum University of Technology consists of four faculties in cities that offer 13 undergraduate, 11 graduate and three doctorate programs:

The university has four research centers:

  • Ahwaz Faculty of Petroleum Research Center;
  • Abadan Faculty of Petroleum Research Center;
  • Tehran Faculty of Petroleum Research Center and,
  • Mahmudabad Faculty of Marine Sciences Offshore Oil & Gas Industries Research Center.[1]

PUT programs:[5]

The programs offered by each faculty:[7]
Faculty B.Sc. M.S. Ph.D.
Abadan None
Tehran None
  • Ship engineering with focus on engine

Roles and goals[edit]

The priorities of the PUT are maintaining the resources of oil and gas in the country and training manpower for the development and exploitation of these resources.


According to the results of M.S. Entrance Examinations, PUT students are the best among other universities like Sharif University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology in Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, and Accounting . The university has sent some of its students to the University of Calgary, Curtin University of Technology and French Institute of Petroleum (IFP).

A student has won the bronze medal of the 9th South Eastern European Mathematical Olympiad for University Students (SEEMOUS 2015) that took place in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, from March 3–8, 2015.[8]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Professor Abbas Firoozabadi


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "تاريخچه تأسيس دانشگاه صنعت نفت". دانشگاه صنعت نفت (in Persian). Petroleum University of Technology. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
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  4. ^ "دانشجویان دکتری دانشکده نفت اهواز". دانشگاه نفت اهواز (in Persian). Ahvaz: Petroleum University of Technology. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "معرفی دانشگاه". دانشگاه صنعت نفت (in Persian). Petroleum University of Technology. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "رتبه بندی دانشگاه های جهان". Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "سازمان سنجش آموزش کشور". (in Persian). سازمان سنجش آموزش کشور. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "افتخارآفرینی دانشجوی دانشگاه صنعت نفت در المپیاد جهانی ریاضی". شبکه اطلاع‌رسایی نفت و انرژی (in Persian). شانا. March 10, 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.