Tehran School of Political Science

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Tehran School of Political Science
مدرسه علوم سياسی تهران
Type Public
Established 1899
Location Tehran, Iran
Affiliations University of Tehran

The Tehran School of Political Science (Persian: مدرسه علوم سياسی تهرانMadraseh-ye olum-e siyasi), was one of the first modern institutions of higher education in Iran at the turn of the twentieth century. Most of the nation's political elite graduated from the school.[citation needed]


The School of Political Science was founded in 1899 by Hassan Pirnia. It was run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It later merged with the School of Law (Madreseh-ye alee-e hoquq), which had been established in 1918, to form the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Tehran in 1933.



Many of the school's faculty and alumni later became ministers and political figures in Iran. Notable examples are:

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