Qazvin Islamic Azad University

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Qazvin Islamic Azad University
  • دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد قزوین
Type Private
Established 1992
President Morteza Mousakhani
Students 30,000
Location Qazvin, Qazvin, IRIran
Campus Barajin (Main) and Navab

Qazvin Islamic Azad University (QIAU) (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی قزوین‎‎) is a private research university based in Qazvin, Iran. It is one of the largest and most reputable branches of the Islamic Azad University. Sometimes, QIAU is referred to as Islamic Azad University of Qazvin or the Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch.


Qazvin Islamic Azad University was founded in 1992. The university now has about 30,000 students in 81 programs and gives out degrees at the associates, Bachelor, Master discontinuous, Masters and PhD levels.


Qazvin Islamic Azad University main campus is north of Tehran-Rasht highway in Barajin district. Most of the campus land is developed.

The main campus contains more than 15 buildings; five buildings are colleges:

  • College of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical, IT & Computer Sciences
  • College of Civil Engineering
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
  • College of Accounting & Management
  • College of Technical Diplomas (Navab college; not on the main campus)

The main campus is one of the most beautiful in country. It has one of the largest Iranian collegiate mosques.

The campus has unique recreation and entertainment facilities. There are modern workshops, laboratory and technological units. Mechatronics Research Laboratory and Incubator Center of technology units are on the main campus. The central library of Qazvin Islamic Azad University with a collection in excess of 130,000 books is a suitable place for research; the glass-face library allows it to use daylight for study hall.

In 2014 after the burial of soldiers killed in 1980s Iran-Iraq war, cultural authorities of the university decided to construct a monument over their tomb. The monument was completed in 2015. It is an architectural adaptation of Attar of Nishapur's famous poetry book "The Conference of the Birds" and shows seven valleys of love.


QIAU offers four academic degree programs: associate, B.A/B.Sc, MSc, and PhD.

Biomedical Engineering, Electrical, IT & Computer Sciences School[edit]

The faculty offered BSc in Computer Engineering (Software, Hardware), Electrical Engineering (Electronics, Control), and Information Technology, and Associate diploma in discontinuous computing during the years 1993, 96, 97, 98 to 2003. Other fields of study in discontinuous BSc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) were added to the faculty programme in 1999 to 2003. The education office of graduate studies commenced its activities in the faculty in 2003, with four fields of study in faculty of Electrical, Computer, and IT Engineering. Moreover, the number of alumni in Computer Engineering (software) is 5 and number of received thesis is 60.

Due to increasing numbers of students and demand for education space, this faculty has been transferred from its former place, the faculty of Associate Diploma in Navab, to its new building on Shahid Abbaspur Campus.

The present faculty space is 9682 square meters, including 37 classes, 6 classes equipped with audio-visual equipment, and 15 classes equipped with laboratory and workshop equipment for computer and electronic work. Currently, 3882 students are enrolled in the faculty.

There are 33 academic staff in the faculty, as well as 42 guest lecturers. The above numbers are related to technical courses. There are 8 academic staff and 6 guest lecturers in the departments of Mechatronics, Computer Engineering (software, artificial intelligence), and IT Engineering.More information

Mechatronics Research Laboratory (MRL)[edit]

The Mechatronics Research Laboratory was established in 2003 as an independent research centre under the supervision of Qazvin Islamic Azad University. One of its activities is participating the RoboCup international competition.

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Coordinates: 36°19′16.20″N 50°2′9.44″E / 36.3211667°N 50.0359556°E / 36.3211667; 50.0359556