Tarbiat Modares University

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Tarbiat Modares University
دانشگاه تربیت مدرس
Dāneshgāh-e Tarbiyat Modarres
Tarbiat Modares University
  • خرد باید و دانش و راستی [1]
Motto in English
One must have wisdom and knowledge and honesty
Established1982; 40 years ago (1982)
ChancellorFarhad Daneshjoo (acting)

Tarbiat Modares University (Persian: دانشگاه تربیت مدرس Dāneshgāh-e Tarbiyat Modares, lit. "Professor Training University") is an exclusively graduate university with its main campus in Tehran, Iran. It was founded in 1982 and is consistently ranked among top universities in Iran.[2] Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) is the only exclusively graduate university in Iran and was founded to train university professors. Admission is through national level university exams (i.e., Concours) and in most programs is limited to top performers.[3]

About TMU[edit]

Established in 1982, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) is the first comprehensive graduate school in Iran. In particular, majority of Ph.D. programs in basic sciences and engineering were initially offered at TMU. As an elite exclusively postgraduate university, its primary mission is to train academic staff and researchers for universities and higher education centers as well as providing an environment for world class research. TMU currently offers M.A/M.Sc. degrees in 171 academic programs and Ph.D. degrees in 132 academic programs, with more than 7300 and 3700 students in each level, respectively. At present, there are 17 faculties and 14 affiliated research centers in the university. The university has more than 700 full-time academic members.

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

College of Agriculture was established at Tarbiat Modares University (T.M.U.) in 1983. The primary objective was to train and educate graduate students at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level for work as professionals in the universities and research institutes as well as in the private sectors. A wide range of scientific courses are offered for postgraduate students. Specialized seminars guided by faculty members help students focus their research in areas related to their interest as well as solving agricultural challenges at the national and global scale.

Faculty of Art and Architecture[edit]

At present 183 students are doing their courses in the various areas such as: painting, animation, specific art studies, theatre, graphics, visual art literature, architecture, urban and regional planning, construction and building management. Out of 45 lecturers and professors, 19 are working as the permanent members. Facilities such as studios, computer center, and library are available to all students of the college. Fortunately a great number of the directors, professors and lecturers in other universities and organizations are the graduates of this college.

Faculty of Basic Sciences[edit]

Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) was established in 1982 as the first post revolution graduate school, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meaning of TMU in Persian implicates its main objective which is to serve as an institute for training university professors. One of the main constituents of TMU is Faculty of Basic Sciences (FBS) which was originally composed of Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. Rapid growth was brought about through rather high student enrolment, increase in the number of faculty members, and agglomeration of research facilities. As a result, Departments of Biology, Mathematics, and Top Technologies formed their own corresponding Colleges. Hence, at this time FBS only includes Departments of Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

The Chemistry Department has 16 full-time faculty members who are active in 4 major areas: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. The Geology Department has 12 full-time faculty members who work in 4 major areas: Economic, Geology, Engineering Geology, Petrology, and Tectonics. The Physics Department has 9 full-time faculty members, active in 3 major areas: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condense phase, and Particle Physics.

Faculty of Biological Sciences[edit]

Following the establishment of Tarbiat Modares University in 1361, educational and research activities related to life sciences began with three members of the faculty in plant sciences and genetics groups in 1366. Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics were added to this category in 1367 and then Department of Biology was formed into four groups consists of plant sciences, genetics, biochemistry and biophysics in 1372. Nanobiotechnology field was also added to this category in 1386. Department of Biology was added to the Faculty of Biological Sciences in 1388.

Faculty of Chemical Engineering[edit]

Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) was established in 1983. The Faculty of Chemical Engineering has 32 faculty members (11 Professors, 8 Associate Professors, and 13 Assistant Professors) who are working in 6 departments of this faculty including Chemical Engineering-Process, Petroleum Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymerization Processes Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. Likewise, the faculty is known as the applied scientific hub for biotechnology and hydrocarbon processes across the country. A total number of 462 students are studying in Faculty of Chemical Engineering (314 M.Sc. students and 148 Ph.D. candidates).

Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers a variety of M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs. Each program offers a challenging mix of class work, lab work, and research. Master of Science program is a versatile program, suitable for students who intend to launch a career in academia, and also for those who want to get a position working for an engineering firm.

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Tarbiat Modares University provides for specialization in MSc and PhD levels for two decades in many areas including biomedical engineering, computer engineering, communications, control, electronics, power systems, and also, inter-departmental efforts include joint curriculum development in IT Engineering (E-commerce and ICT) offered in collaboration with Industrial Eng. Department in Faculty of Engineering.

The ECE Faculty has strong research ties with industry and has significantly increased its collaborations and joint planning activities in recent years. This Faculty has obtained several strategic grants for developing research laboratories in Optoelectronics, VLSI, satellite communications, and power systems. The ECE Faculty graduate programs aim to develop an understanding of the scientific basis of critical technologies, and prepare students to apply state-of-the-art analysis and design methods to integrated electronics, Optoelectronics, control, communications, computer systems, biomedical engineering, and software and hardware engineering problems. PhD and M.Sc degrees are offered.

Faculty of Humanities[edit]

As one of the first post-revolutionary graduate schools, the Faculty of Humanities was established in 1982. The Faculty of Humanities has 23 educational groups and 89 academic members (professors, associate professors, and assistant professors) and 59 administrative staff. At present, 493 M.A. and 345 Ph.D. students are studying in different departments; moreover, 276 students have graduated from this faculty so far. There are two language laboratories, a library with a large number of rare books, a computer center, and laboratories for geography, psychology, physical education in the faculty.

Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering[edit]

Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering has five departments including Electronic Marketing and Business, Industrial Engineering, IT Engineering, Socio-economic Systems Engineering, and Systems and Productivity Management.

Faculty of Law[edit]

The Faculty of Law was established in 2012. Considering the fact that TMU as a graduate university enjoys a unique position in national educational and research system, different departments of law have always focused their attention on promoting education and research especially at doctoral level. To accomplish this mission, feasibility studies are carried out to assess the legal principles used in judicial proceedings for research projects.

Faculty of Management and Economics[edit]

The Establishment of the Faculty of Management and Economics was authorized in 2008 by the authority of the board of trustees of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) and in accordance with the university's strategic plan. The formal activities of the faculty organized in eight departments commenced in 2009. However, the longer history of teaching and research activities of these departments goes back to 1980, the date of the establishment of TMU as the first revolutionary born, graduate university in Iran.

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Mathematical Sciences includes 20 permanent academic members with research interests in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences. Students and faculty members are encouraged to interact through a variety of courses and seminars. Faculty of Mathematical sciences has four departments: Applied Math., Pure Math., Statistics and Computer Sciences. Department of Applied Mathematics is active in Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Optimization. The research areas in the Department of Pure Mathematics include Algebra (Group Theory and Non Commutative Algebra), Analysis (Harmonic and Functional Analysis), Dynamical systems, Topology-Geometry (Algebraic and Differential), and Logic. Department of Statistics is actively involved in Spatial and Environmental Statistics, Statistical Shape Analysis, Multilevel Data Analysis, Bayesian Inference and Official Statistics. Departments of Pure Math., Applied Math and Statistics offer admission to students in M. Sc. and Ph. D programs.

Department of Computer Sciences active in image processing, machine learning, Data mining and computational aspects of artificial intelligence

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

Launching its activities from the outset of the faculty's establishment, mechanical engineering is regarded as a leading founding member of the faculty. It now embraces a wide range of scientific disciplines organized in four different groups including: manufacturing engineering, applied design, energy conversion, and aerospace engineering. As a graduate and postgraduate studies institution, the department is mostly research oriented though the curriculum is implemented by both course and research. It presently enjoys cooperation of nineteen full time professors while this number is steadily increasing to meet the growing demands for developing our admission capacity.

website: https://www.modares.ac.ir/en-meche

Faculty of Medical Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Medical Sciences was established in 1982 by admitting 65 M.Sc. students in different medical science disciplines. The first group of M.Sc. students graduated in 1985. Doctorate postgraduate courses started in 1988 by admitting 26 Ph.D. students in six fields of medical sciences including Biostatistics, Parasitology, Anatomy, Bacteriology, and Biochemistry According to the Islamic Republic of Irans plans for Development and promoting higher postgraduate Courses in the Country. The first group of Ph.D. students Were Graduated in 1993. Faculty of Medical Sciences, by having more than 1100 M.Sc. and about 100 Ph.D. graduates, in twenty different fields of Medical Sciences, has made a considerable contribution to educating and providing the academic staff required for higher education and research centers in the country. At the moment more than 200 M.Sc. and 100 Ph.D. students are studying at the Faculty of Medical Sciences who will join their expected higher education/research centers in the near future. This faculty admits about 100 M.Sc. and 100 Ph.D. students in twenty different fields of medical sciences every year. This faculty consists of 18 departments.

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering educates and trains students in addition to conducting research in the main branches of engineering including materials and mining engineering in different departments.

Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences of Tarbiat Modares University was founded in 1982 at the city of Noor beside the Caspian Sea. The faculty offers a wide range of research opportunities in 9 specialized areas, and post graduates are welcome to work on the M.Sc. and Ph.D. projects. The faculty includes the academic departments of Watershed Management, Forestry, Fishery, Wood and Paper Science, Environment, Range Management, Marine Biology, and Physical Oceanography.


University rankings
Tarbiat Modares University
Global – Overall
ARWU World[4]501–600 (2020)
CWTS World[5]345 (2020)
USNWR Global[6]817 (2021)

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

Science and Technology Park[edit]

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MSTP as a comprehensive Science and Technology Park in Tehran was launched in 2003 by the authorization of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. This organization possesses two campuses of 60 and 4.8 hectares in North-East (Shahid BaBaee) and West (Pajouhesh Campus) of Tehran, respectively.

In addition, central bureau and sextuple incubators (including; Technology, Fundamental Sciences, Art, Humanities, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health and Medical Sciences) are located in downtown Tehran. Depending on the enterprises situation, the best location of establishment can be selected among these trial campuses.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "در مراسم روز پژوهش از شعار دانشگاه رونمایی شد". Archived from the original on 2019-01-22.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2017-07-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Iranian University Entrance Exam
  4. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, retrieved 24 September 2020
  5. ^ CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, retrieved 24 September 2020
  6. ^ Best Global Universities in Iran, U.S. News & World Report, retrieved 24 September 2020

Coordinates: 35°43′17″N 51°22′55″E / 35.72139°N 51.38194°E / 35.72139; 51.38194