University of Birjand

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University of Birjand
دانشگاه بيرجند
Type Public
Established 1975
Students 13,000
Location Birjand, South Khorasan Province, Iran
Campus Urban

The University of Birjand (Persian: دانشگاه بیرجند‎‎) is a university in Birjand, Iran. It was established in 1975.


The University of Birjand was established in 1975 as an institute of higher education after the ratification of the 102nd session of the Council for Expansion of Higher Education in the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. It is the largest research university in eastern Iran. UB launched its academic endeavors in the Faculty of Sciences within three departments of mathematics, physics and chemistry.

In 1991, the Higher Education Institute was upgraded and renamed as the University of Birjand. After the Islamic Revolution, the university collaborated with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology for running the higher education programs in accordance with the principles set by the Cultural Revolution Committee for Universities.


The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D programs to 13000 students in 145 disciplines. Three hundred academics conduct programs in six engineering departments, five agricultural departments, eight humanities departments, five science departments, two art departments and seven research centers, all of which are structured in twelve faculties within seven campuses. There is an inter-university collaboration program which aims at scientific cooperation at an international level.


  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Literature & Humanity Sciences
  • Faculty of Art & Archaeology
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Athletic Sciences
  • Faculty of Statistics and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

Constituent Institutions[edit]

  • Qaen Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Ferdows Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Sarayan Institute of Agriculture
  • Sarbishe Institute of Agriculture
  • Nehbandan Institute of Mining

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Coordinates: 32°52′36″N 59°13′05″E / 32.87667°N 59.21806°E / 32.87667; 59.21806