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|President||Prof. Abbas Honarbakhsh-Raouf|
|Location||Semnan, Semnan Province, Iran|
Semnan University is a university in Iran located in the city of Semnan, Iran, about 240 km east of Tehran. The university has over 15,000 students, 60 undergraduate programs, 95 graduate (programs (MSc), and 55 PhD programs. It has 25 faculties, 2 colleges, 2 institutes, 9 research groups, one Science and Technology Park, and one Advanced Technologies Incubator Centre.
The initial nucleus of Semnan University was formed in 1975 with the establishment of Semnan Higher Education Center. It launched its activities with 580 students to study in seven programs (Associate’s Degree) with an area of 5000 square meters. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, extensive and fundamental changes were implemented at the Centre. In 1989, Semnan Higher Education Centre started its work under new title of Semnan Higher Education Complex while it enhanced its Electronic & Civil programs to a Bachelor level.
With opening of the faculty of engineering, faculty of teacher training and faculty of veterinary medicine, Semnan Higher Education Complex changed its status to Semnan University in 1994. Semnan University has so expanded to include four campuses:
- Technical campus
- Basic Sciences campus
- Human Sciences campus
- New Science and Technology campus.
The university has 608 full-time academic members. It is situated in the Northeast part of the Semnan city with an area of 800 hectares. Libraries, computer centres, sports halls, restaurants, coffee shop and several dormitories are other facilities of the university. Since Semnan University is relatively young and newly established it is still under expansion and construction.