University of Mazandaran

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Coordinates: 36°41′59″N 52°38′46″E / 36.699644°N 52.646134°E / 36.699644; 52.646134

University of Mazandaran
دانشگاه‌ مازندران
Mazandaran U logo.png
Type Public
Established 1970
President Dr. Seyed Khallagh Mirnia
Academic staff
400
Students 12000
Location Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran
Campus Urban
Website www.umz.ac.ir

University of Mazandaran is a university located in Mazandaran Province of Iran, headquartered in the city of Babolsar.

University of Mazandaran (UMZ), currently the largest state higher education center in the province of Mazandaran, had formerly consisted of a number of tertiary education centers. In 1979 the centers were officially merged to form what is now known as University of Mazandaran. In recent years, UMZ has made significant progress, expanding itself with vision both qualitatively and quantitatively. It presently includes 12 faculties on its campus: Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Theology and Islamic Sciences, Faculty of Marine and Oceanic Sciences, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, and Faculty of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism.

UMZ has now about 12000 students who are currently studying at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels and over 400 faculty members teaching and researching at different faculties of the university. Until 2016, more than 15000 students got graduated from different faculties of our university. Based on the policy of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), UMZ is committed to providing high quality education, innovative research at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels leading to scientific and technological achievements.

History[edit]

Mazandaran University, formerly Reza Shah Kabir University, was founded in 1979 by the merging of Babolsar College of Economics and Social Sciences (مدرسه‌ عالي‌ علوم‌ اقتصادي‌ و اجتماعي‌ بابلسر) est. 1970, College of Higher Education (دانشكده‌ تحصيلات‌ تكميلي) est. 1974, Babol Higher Technical School (دانشسراي عالي فني بابل) est. 1969, Sari College of Agriculture (مدرسه عالي كشاورزي ساري) est 1972, Gorgan School of Natural Resources (مدرسه عالي منابع طبيعي گرگان) est. 1957, which later separated off into Gorgan University in 1986.

Harvard University contributed academically, administratively, and to the original design of the predecessor of University of Mazandaran, which at the time was known as "Reza Shah Kabir University" in the 1970s.[1]

Currently[edit]

The university currently covers an area of 350 hectares, and operates 6 Faculties, offering numerous bachelor's degrees and twenty-six postgraduate programs in M.A, M.Sc and/or Ph.D levels.

Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Law & Political Science
The Central Library and Documentation Center
  • Faculty of Architecture & Art
      • Year of establishment: 2003 * Location: Babolsar City, Main Campus * Faculty members: 28 * Number of students: 754 * Degree Courses: * BA: handicraft arts, architecture, urban development, * MA: Art Research
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences
      • Year of establishment: 1977 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Faculty members: 44 * Number of students: 1368 * Degree Courses: - BSc: Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Zoological Sciences, Solid State Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics - MSc: Systematic Biology, Plant Ecology, Animal Physiology, Solid State Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Astronomy, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology - PhD.: Solid State Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Astronomy, NANO Physics, Cosmology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
      • Year of establishment: 1978 * Location: Babolsar , Main Campus * Faculty members: 29 * Number of students: 869 * Degree Courses: * BSc: Applied Chemistry, and Pure Chemistry * MSc: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, NANO Sciences and Technology * Ph.D.: Chemistry-Physics: Polymer and Kinetic, Computational Quantum, Electrochemistry Kinetic, Statistical Thermodynamics, Analytical Chemistry, Chemometrics, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Separation, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
  • Faculty of Economics & Administrative Science
    • Year of establishment: 2004 * Location: Babolsar Pardis Complex * Faculty members: 35 * Number of students: 2570 * Degree Courses: - BA: Accounting, Economic Sciences, Theoretical Economics, Commercial Economics, Business Management, Industrial Management - MA: Accounting, Economic Sciences, Administrative Management, Business Management, Industrial Management - Ph. D.: Islamic Economics, Public Economics, Financial Economics, Econometrics, Development Economics, International Economics, Regional Economics, Statistics and Management, Production and Operation.
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
      • Year of establishment: 2007 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Faculty members: 24 * Number of students: 1332 * Degree Courses: B.Sc.: IT Engineering, Computer Engineering- Software, Chemical Engineering, and Civil Engineering M.Sc.: Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Culture Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism
      • Year of establishment: 2003 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Degree Courses: BA: Tourism Management, Anthropology
  • Faculty of Humanity & Social Science
      • Year of establishment: 1981 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Faculty members: 74 * Number of students: 3006 * Degree Courses: - BA: Geography and Urban planning, English Language and Literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Arabic Language and Literature, Persian Language and Literature, Russian Language Translation, Research in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Education, Tourism Management. - MSc: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Geography and Urban Planning, Physical Geography, Ecotourism, , Arabic Language and Literature, Persian Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Sociology, Youth Studies, Educational Administration and Planning, Philosophy of Education * Ph.D.: Persian Language and Literature, Sociology, Social Issues of Iran, Higher Education Development, Psychology
  • Faculty of Law & Political Science
      • Year of establishment: 2005 * Location: Babolsar City, Main Campus * Faculty members: 23 * Number of students: 1029 * Degree Courses: * BA: law * MA: Criminal law, public law, international relations, political sciences * Ph.D.: criminal law and criminology, civil law
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
      • Year of establishment: 2009 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Faculty members: 29 * Number of students: 998 * Degree Courses: - BSc: Statistics and its Applications, Pure Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, - MSc: Mathematical Statistics, Pure Mathematics, Analysis, Geometry, Applied Mathematics, Research in Operation, Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Computer Sciences, - Ph.D.: Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis, Research in Operation), Asymptotic Analysis, Ring and Module, Pure Mathematics (Functional Applied Analysis), Differential Operators, Operators Theory, Algebraic, Graph Theory, Differential Geometric)
  • Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
      • Year of establishment: 2005 * Location: Babolsar, Main Campus * Faculty members: 17 * Number of students: 484 * Degree Courses: - B.Sc.: Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, Sports Biomechanics - M.Sc.: Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, Sports Biomechanics - Ph.D.: Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, Sports Biomechanics
  • Faculty of Theological Science
    • This faculty first was established in 1970 as the Technical Teachers Training Institute of Babol. In 1979 it amalgamated with the University of Mazandaran and operated as University of Mazandaran Faculty of Engineering. In 2005, the process of independence from University of Mazandaran started and until March 2008 it was operated as Noshirvani Institute of Technology (Babol Noshiravani Technical and Education Complex). The graduated student of Mazandaran University in Engineering until 2012 were studied in Babol Babol Noshiravani Technical and Education Complex. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
      • Year of establishment: 2007
      • Location: Babolsar, Main Campus
          • Faculty members: 24 * Number of students: 1332 * Degree Courses: B.Sc.: IT Engineering, Computer Engineering- Software, Chemical Engineering, and Civil Engineering M.Sc.: Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Marine & Oceanic Sciences
    • Year of Establishment: 2002 Location: Babolsar, Main Campus Faculty Members: 5 Number of Students: 46 Degree Courses: MSc: Marine Chemistry, Marine Biology, Marine Physics

Notable alumni[edit]

President of the University:

Dr. Seyed Khallagh Mirnia

Office of the President contact details:

Tel: ++98 11 35303200

Email: president@umz.ac.ir

In order to elect the president of the university, the Minister of Science, Research and Technology, would propose the candidate to the Supreme Cultural Council and the suggested person will be appointed as the president after being confirmed by the Council and through the decree of the Minister.

The main duties of UMZ president include:

  • Elaborating the executive policy of the university within the framework of academic, educational, and research policies,
  • Monitoring the smooth performance of plans,
  • Monitoring the educational, research, cultural, administrative, finance, and developmental activities,
  • Monitoring current activities as well as local and international university communications,
  • Creating coordination between different units in order to solve possible problems and referring them to the related officials.

Some of the responsibilities of Office the President:

-Sorting out the president's daily meetings,

-Following up the University legal affairs,

-Referring the related affairs to faculties and vice-presidents,

-Arranging executive meetings and tracking down issues endorsed in the past,

-Arranging meetings and events,

-Following up different affairs of the university in the ministry

Office of International and Scientific Cooperation (OISC)[edit]

The Office of International and Scientific Cooperation (OISC) of UMZ started its activities shortly after the establishment of the university in order to communicate and cooperate with the scientific centers of the world, and to stay updated with the most important scientific achievements around the globe. Due to the progresses made in the field of information and communication technology in recent years, which resulted into globalization, the activities of OISC has found a much wider scope and it plays a much more remarkable role in today’s world.


Duties

  • Developing international cooperation and signing international contracts with universities, organizations, and research institutes
  • Encouraging educational departments of UMZ to participate in international conferences and gatherings
  • Carrying out the university’s correspondence with universities and institutes overseas
  • Taking actions for holding international conferences in the university
  • Inviting eminent international figures and taking action toward holding workshops
  • Pursuing the necessary actions for the visit of international officials and guests
  • Communicating with Iranian representatives overseas and keeping up the necessary information for different situations
  • Communicating and cooperating with international university ranking organizations
  • Participating in international scientific and educational exhibitions
  • Pursing the necessary actions for the staff (faculty members and officials) to acquire their overseas travel permit
  • Taking actions in order to make preparations to cooperate with foreign universities
  • Taking necessary actions to recruit non-Iranian students and creating a multinational scientific atmosphere
  • Creating the necessary conditions to recruit international students, and pursing their admission process
  • Pursing the necessary actions to sign memorandums of understanding with the purpose of exchanging students
  • Coordinating and pursuing the necessary actions for foreign candidates of PhD and Post-PhD programs
  • Pursuing the activities of UMZ Persian Language Center (UMZPLC)
  • Pursuing the activities of UMZ Confucius Center
  • Compiling catalogues and brochures for international students and readers
  • Taking the necessary actions to introduce the capacities and privileges of UMZ to the international societies


Director of the Office of International and Scientific Cooperation

Dr. Mahmoud Azizi Jamnani Assistant Professor of the Department of English Language and Literature

For more Information, please visit our website: en.int.umz.ac.ir

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progress report to the Board of Governors, Reza Shah Kabir University. Harvard University Site Planning Task Force - City planning - 1976

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