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; 42 years ago (1982)
ChancellorFarhad Daneshjoo
University rankings
Tarbiat Modares University
Global – Overall
ARWU World[2]501–600 (2020)
CWTS World[3]345 (2020)
USNWR Global[4]817 (2021)

Tarbiat Modares University (Persian: دانشگاه تربیت مدرس:  Dāneshgāh-e Tarbiyat Modares, lit. "Professor Training University") is a graduate university with its main campus in Tehran, Iran. It was founded in 1982 to train university professors and is among the top universities in Iran.[5] Admission is through national-level university exams, and in most programs, is limited to top performers.[6]


Established in 1982, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) is a comprehensive graduate school. The school offers a majority of Ph.D. programs in basic sciences and engineering. As an exclusively postgraduate university, its primary mission is to train academic staff and researchers for universities and higher education centers, as well as provide an environment for research. TMU currently offers M.A./M.Sc. degrees in 171 academic programs and Ph.D. degrees in 132 academic programs, with more than 8000 students and 775 academic staff.

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1983. The primary objective was to train and educate graduate students at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels for work as professionals in universities and research institutes as well as in the private sectors. A wide range of science courses is offered for postgraduate students. Specialized seminars help students focus their research in areas related to their interests as well as solving agricultural challenges at the national and global scale.

Faculty of Art and Architecture[edit]

The faculty offers courses in various areas such as painting, animation, specific art studies, theatre, graphics, visual art literature, architecture, urban and regional planning, construction, and building management. Facilities include studios, computer center, and library. Many directors, professors, and lecturers in other universities and organizations are graduates of this college.

Faculty of Basic Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Basic Sciences (FBS) was originally composed of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. Rapid growth in student numbers and an agglomeration of research facilities led to the Departments of Biology, Mathematics, and Top Technologies forming their own corresponding faculties. The FBS covers the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, and Physics.

The Chemistry Department is active in four areas: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. The Geology Department is active in four areas: Economics, Geology, Engineering Geology, Petrology, and Tectonics. The Physics Department is active in three areas: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condense phase, and Particle Physics.

Faculty of Biological Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Biological sciences began with members of the Plant Sciences and Genetics departments, who were later joined by the departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the following year. The Department of Biology was formed into four groups consisting of plant sciences, genetics, biochemistry, and biophysics, with the Nanobiotechnology and Biology being added later.

Faculty of Chemical Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Chemical Engineering was established in 1983. The Faculty has six departments including Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymerization Processes Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. The faculty is known as the applied scientific hub for biotechnology and hydrocarbon processes across the country.

Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers a variety of M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs.

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) provides for specialization in MSc and Ph.D. levels in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, communications, control, electronics, power electronics, power systems and IT Engineering (E-commerce and ICT).

The ECE Faculty has taken part in several collaborations and joint planning activities, and has obtained several strategic grants for developing research laboratories in Optoelectronics, VLSI, satellite communications, power electronics converters, and power systems.

Faculty of Humanities[edit]

The Faculty of Humanities was established in 1982. The Faculty holds two language laboratories, a library, a computer center, and laboratories for geography, psychology, and physical education.

Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering[edit]

The 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 and always focused its attention on promoting education and research, especially at the 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 commenced in 2009.

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences[edit]

The 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. The Department of Statistics is 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.

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

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

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. The department is mostly research oriented though the curriculum is implemented by both course and research.

Faculty of Medical Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Medical Sciences was established in 1982. 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. This faculty consists of 18 departments.

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering works in the areas of materials and mining engineering.

Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences was founded in 1982 in the city of Noor beside the Caspian Sea. The faculty offers a wide range of research opportunities in nine specialized areas. The faculty includes the academic departments of Watershed Management, Forestry, Fishery, Wood and Paper Science, Environment, Range Management, Marine Biology, and Physical Oceanography.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

Science and Technology Park[edit]

MSTP is a comprehensive Science and Technology Park in Tehran which was launched in 2003 by the directive 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, a central office and six incubators (including technology, basic sciences, arts, humanities, agriculture and natural resources, health and medical sciences) are located in downtown Tehran.

See also[edit]


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

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