University of Sistan and Baluchestan

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University of Sistan and Baluchestan
دانشگاه سيستان و بلوچستان
University of Sistan and Baluchestan.jpg
Type Public
Established 1974
Chancellor Alireza Bandani
Academic staff
Undergraduates 17,900
Postgraduates 2400
Location Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran
Campus Zahedan,International Campus, Iranshahr, Saravan
Athletics USB teams

University of Sistan and Baluchestan is an Iranian public university headquartered in Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran. The second largest university of Iran, it is the largest university of the province. It has two campuses in Iranshahr and Chabahar.

University of Sistan and Baluchestan Amphitheater


The University of Sistan and Baluchestan was founded in 1974 originally named University of Baluchestan in Zahedan with initial opening of the Faculty of Engineering and enrolments in Road and Construction Engineering. It did not take long for the university to become a higher education hub in the region. The next expansions were the Faculty of Nautical Science in Chabahar in 1978, the faculty of Agriculture in Zahedan in 1978 (later moved to Zabol), and the Faculty of Basic Science in Zahedan in 1989.

In 1991, Zahedan Teacher Training University was merged with the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, followed by the establishment of several other faculties, including Economics and Management, Fine Arts, Iranshahr Teacher Training, Earth Science and Geography, Educational Science and Psychology, and Computer and Information Technology.

One of the success stories of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, due to its high achievements and potentials, is the birth of two independent universities from it — Zabol University in 1998 and University of Chabahar in 2002.

University of Sistan and Baluchestan is Iran's second largest university after University of Tehran and ranks as grade A by the Iranian Ministry of Science and Education.


University of Sistan and Baluchestan Central Square
University of Sistan and Baluchestan Services
University of Sistan and Baluchestan Imam Reza Hall
University of Sistan and Baluchestan Services Area
Faculty of Arts and Architecture, founded in 1993
University of Sistan and Baluchestan Services Civil Engineering Department

The university has 13 faculties:

Faculty of Administration and Accounting
Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Saravan
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Architecture
Faculty of Geography and Environmental Planning
Faculty of Literature and Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Physical Education
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Theology

International campus[edit]

University of Sistan and Baluchistan with 39 years experience in higher education is a comprehensive and successful university that plays a focal role in higher education and research in southeast Iran. In line with its main objectives, postgraduate programs have been developed in most departments with many now offering PhD programs. Opening of the Chabahar International Campus has been a step toward involvement of the university in the international higher education arena. This will open the scientific abilities and potentials of the USB to regional and international demands. While admitting students and involving prominent academics from all over the world, national students will be able to enroll in academic programs that are offered with competent international standards. Research and educational programs at the International Campus are aimed to prepare the students for the highly competitive global business and academia.

  1. Agricultural Biotechnology (PhD)
  2. Molecular Genetics (PhD)
  3. Agricultural Economics (M.Sc.)
  4. Chemical Engineering, Process Integration (M.Sc.)
  5. Civil Engineering, Structural Division (PhD)
  6. Civil Engineering, Structural Division (M.Sc.)
  7. Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Structures Division (M.Sc.)
  8. Civil Engineering, Water Engineering Division (M.Sc.)
  9. Computer Science (M.Sc.)
  10. Economics (MA)
  11. Electrical Engineering, Electronics (M.Sc.)
  12. Information Technology Management (MA)
  13. Master of Business Administration (MA) with 3 majors
  14. Mechatronics (M.Sc.)
  15. Mechanics, Energy (M.Sc.)
  16. Biology, Genetics (M.Sc.)
  17. Entrepreneurship (MA)
  18. Geography, Tourism (MA)
  19. English Language, Teaching (MA)

Iranshahr Campus[edit]

This faculty was established in 1992 given a great public demand for higher education and the potentials of the region. Iranshahr Higher Education Complex is expected to develop rapidly. The complex has been granted the basic approval for promotion to an independent university.

Research institutes[edit]

South Asia and Indian Subcontinent Research Institute
Earth Science and Geography Research Institute
Centre for Research in Nanotechnology
Centre for Research in Fuzzy Systems
Mining Research Institute
Renewable Energies Research Institute
Literature and Humanities Research Institute

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