University of Isfahan

Coordinates: 32°36′58″N 51°39′38″E / 32.61611°N 51.66056°E / 32.61611; 51.66056
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University of Isfahan
  • دانشگاه اصفهان
    Dāneshgāh-e Esfāhān
EndowmentUS$ 35.14 million
(September 20, 2014)[1]
PresidentHossein Harsij
Academic staff
Location, ,
CampusUrban (652 acres)
Athletics10 teams

The University of Isfahan (UI) (Persian: دانشگاه اصفهان, romanizedDāneshgāh-e Esfahān) is a state-operated university located in Isfahan, Iran. It is ranked among the top 10 universities in Iran.[citation needed] The university is located on Azadi square of Isfahan. It has another campus in Khansar. University of Isfahan offers undergraduate degrees in 71 fields, graduate degrees in 185 fields and postgraduate in 119 fields.


The University of Isfahan was built in 1946. The decision to establish the university was an idea developed by a number of doctors at Amin Hospital in 1939. Eventually, the board of directors of the hospital approved a plan to establish Isfahan Higher Medical Institute in 1946. In September of the same year, an ad signed by lecturer Dr. Jelveh, then caretaker of Isfahan Province Health and Medical Treatment Department, was published in local newspapers calling on prospective students to enroll in the new institute. The first classes were held at Sadi High School (now Soureh Institute). Many more students enrolled in subsequent years; therefore, the institute had to find a larger campus to accommodate the growing number of new students. The first classes took place on October 29, 1950. Medical sciences were split off into a separate school, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, in 1985.


As of 2020, the university has fourteen faculties which are:[2]

  • Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics
  • Faculty of Biological Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transportation
  • Faculty of Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Geographical Sciences and Planning
  • Faculty of Literature and Humanities
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology and Ahl Al-Bayt (Prophet's Descendants) Studies


President Tenure
Mehdi Namdar 1958-1961
Mohammad Riahi 1961-1962
Qasem Motamedi 1967-1976
Mohammad Ali Tusi 1977-1979
Gholamabbas Tavassoli 1979-1980
Mohammad Ali Shahzamanian 1980-1981
Akbar Shah Mohammadi 1981-1982
Seyed Morteza Saghaiannejad 1982-1985
Hassan Razmjoo 1985-1997
Hooshang Talebi 1997-2005
Mohammad Hossein Ramasht 2005-2013
Hooshang Talebi 2013-2021
Hossein Harsij 2021–present



The university's logo was designed by Dr. Hossein Yaghini in 1968 by order of Dr. Motamedi, the president of the university.[4]

International rankings[edit]

University rankings
Global – Overall
CWTS World[5]765
THE World[6]801–1000

CWTS Leiden Ranking:[5]
2019: (P indicator): 765
2018: (P indicator): 776
2017: (P indicator): 797

Times Higher Education World University Rankings:[6]
2021: 801–1,000
2020: 801–1,000
2019: 801–1,000

  • Business and management: 584
  • Chemistry: 692
  • Engineering ranking: 598

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "جدول بودجه ۴۲ دانشگاه کشور/ کمترین و بیشترین بودجه‌ها از آن کدام دانشگاه‌ها شد". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency. 9 December 2013.
  2. ^ "University of Isfahan". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ "روءساي گذشته تاكنون".
  4. ^ "نشان واره دانشگاه (آرم)".
  5. ^ a b Studies (CWTS), Centre for Science and Technology. "CWTS Leiden Ranking". CWTS Leiden Ranking.
  6. ^ a b "University of Isfahan". Times Higher Education (THE). 23 March 2020.

External links[edit]

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