Shahed University

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University of Shahed
  • دانشگاه شاهد

Dāneshgāh-e Shāhed
Shahed University.svg
University of Shahed
  • دانشگاه ارزش ها
Motto in English
University of Merits
Type Public
Established 1990
Chancellor Kamiar Saghafi
Administrative staff
Students 10,672
Location Tehran, Iran
Campus Urban
Colors Green/red

Shahed University (Persian: دانشگاه شاهد) was founded in 1990. The university started its activities by accepting 165 students in seven branches in 1991. It now has 8000 students in 68 branches, eight colleges, and seven research institutions.[1][2]

Shahed University is in the capital city of Tehran. The main campus is in the southern part of Tehran along the Persian Gulf Freeway.

Campus and student life[edit]

The campus hosts headquarters offices, women's dormitories, a central library and faculties of humanities, engineering, sciences and agriculture. Its medical colleges and training hospitals, the Art college, the Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, the Dental college and research centers are in the Central Tehran.

Shahed University offers three dormitories and is equipped with a pool, a football field, and a volleyball and basketball hall. Each faculty offers its own library, plus a central library near the Humanities and Management College. Students can enjoy their free time at the cafeteria near the Engineering college, separated for males and females. A Mahdie (Prayer Center) is available to both genders and is open at all times.

Mostafa Khomeini Hospital (in the city center) is under Shahed university supervision (Faculty of Medicine).


Shahed University world rank in 2012 was 4073 in "4International Colleges and Universities" and 2160 in 2016 by Webometrics.[3]

Overview of Management College
Management College


College of Agricultural Sciences[5][edit]

Experimental field provided for Agriculture students

The College of Agriculture Science at Shahed University ranks in the top best three colleges of agriculture in Iran. A field is dedicated for the students to experiment on; each student gets a piece of land to work on and is graded in theoretical and practical aspects.

  • Majors offered for Bachelor students (BSc): Soil Science - Horticultural Science - Agronomy and Plant Science - Medical Plant Science
  • Majors offered for Master students (MSc): Pedology - Soil chemical Science - Soil Physics Science - Entomology - Plant Disease Science

College of Engineering[6][edit]

Every year research papers including ISI journals are published by talented students and professors. Many graduates of this college have opportunities to continue their education in high level universities in developed countries.

College of Engineering events[edit]

Engineering Research and Technology Center[edit]

Shahed University has a center for engineering research and technology in Enghelab square in Tehran. It includes groups such as biomedical group, communication group and mechanical group.

College of Fundamental Sciences[14][edit]

Department of Biology at Shahed University has the top place in biology in Iran and has recently been recognized as a privileged group in the country. The founder of biotechnology from the undergraduate degree to Ph.D. in the country was the Department of Biology at Shahed University.

College of Medicine[15][edit]

Shahed University College of Dentistry is at Karegare Shomali Nosrat Avenue no 115 in Tehran. Shahed University College of Medicine is located in the main campus (which is among top 3 largest campus in Tehran) at the turn of this century, has opened a new chapter in the University's architectural designs. The medical centers, educational and medical Mostafa Khomeini is a hospital in central Tehran. Mostafa Khomeini hospital has 220 beds and is under the supervision of the Medical School of Shahed University.


English journals[edit]

Shahed University English journals

Persian journals[edit]


  1. ^ English website
  2. ^ Official website
  3. ^ "Iran (Islamic Republic of) | Ranking Web of Universities". Retrieved 2016-09-04.
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