University of Guilan

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University of Guilan
دانشگاه گيلان
University of Guilan Logo.jpeg
Other name
Motto"Stay Scientific, Stay Green"
AffiliationMinistry of Science, Research and Technology (Iran)
ChancellorProf. Ahmad Razi[1]
Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsProf. Farhad Shirini[2]
Academic staff
Over 650
Location, ,
CampusMultiple sites
LanguagePersian, English

The University of Guilan (Persian: دانشگاه گیلان‎) is an institute of higher education and graduate studies in Rasht, a large city in the province of Guilan, in Northern Iran, bordering the Caspian Sea.

It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled.


The university was founded in 1974 as a collaborative effort between Iran and West Germany. It began with 170[citation needed] students and 10 faculty members in the faculty of engineering and faculty of literature, offering courses such as Civil Engineering and German Literature.

The University of Guilan started its academic activities with 120[citation needed] students in the departments of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry and German Literature.


The University of Guilan offers degrees in 55 fields for Bachelors, 35 fields for Masters, and seven fields for PhD studies. It is the largest university in the province.

The institute has a department in Caspian Sea studies.

The Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences is a semi-annual official publication of AUCRS (Association of Universities of Caspian Region States), published by University of Guilan. There are other journals published in English or Persian languages by the university.

There is a wide range of courses offered in the faculties of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Agriculture, Humanities, Physical Education, Natural Resources, and the College of Art and Architecture. More than 112 courses are on offer in 35 departments leading to B.Sc., M.Sc., B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

With nearly 650 faculty members, nine faculties and three research centers, all in a very large campus as well as some other places in Guilan province, the University of Guilan is recognized as the largest and one of the most premier academic institutions in northern Iran.[3] There are nearly 18,000 students in 112 fields of study, including undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholars.


The university is spread over four campuses with a total area of about 3 km2.

Notable faculty members and honors[edit]

There are several active and recognizable scientific faces in the University of Guilan; at least three of them are known as premier scientists within the 1 percent of the world most pioneer scientists in development of advanced sciences.[citation needed] In addition, several of its graduate students are studying in worldwide high rank universities; although many students prefer to stay at the University of Guilan.

Scientific books have been published during the last decades and internationally and nationally credible journals are published by the university press.


The University of Guilan is spread over four campuses housing nine faculties, as well as an International Campus and some research centers. The main faculties are:

  • Faculty of Architecture and Arts
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural Resources
  • Faculty of Physical education
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology (east of Guilan)

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