University of Zanjan

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University of Zanjan
دانشگاه زنجان
Dāneshgāh-e Zanjan
University of Zanjan logo
University of Zanjan coat of arms
Established 1975
Type Public
President Khalil Jamshidi
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 10,414
Location Iran Zanjan, Iran
Campus Suburban
Athletics 13 teams

Crimson and Steel Gray

University of Zanjan logo
University of Zanjan
دانشگاه زنجان
Country  Iran
Province Zanjan
County Zanjan
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Zanjanrud-e Bala
Population (2006)
 • Total 125
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

The University of Zanjan (ZNU) (Persian: دانشگاه زنجان Dāneshgāh-e Zanjan) is located in Zanjan, Iran. It was founded in 1975 and organized in 4 Faculties. It is also counted by Iran's census as a settlement in Zanjanrud-e Bala Rural District, in the Central District of Zanjan County, Zanjan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 125, in 36 families.[1]


ZNU (the Ex Higher School for Agriculture & Animal Science) started its activities in 1975, on a formal basis.

Central Library
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemistry Engineering

In December 1975, as ratified by the state council, a land (with an area of 440 hectares) was dedicated by the Forestry Organization to ZNU for the purpose of educational as well as developmental and physical activities. On February 20, 1976 Zanjan higher school for Agriculture & Animal Science started its work under new title Zanjan Agriculture & Animal Science College while it enhanced its Agriculture & Animal Science Courses to a BS Level.

Regarding the Council for the Expansion of Higher Education agreement (April 25, 1987) on enrolling students in the Engineering college, the council agreed to alter the Zanjan A&AS college title to the center for higher education on May 8, 1987 (including Engineering and Agriculture colleges).

Following this the science and humanities colleges were established in 1990 & 1991, respectively, and lastly the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education agreed to change the center for higher school in Zanjan to University of Zanjan.

Faculties and Departments[edit]

University of Zanjan included 4 faculties:

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Agriculture

World rankings[edit]

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

2012: International Rank : 2466, National Rank : 26

Islamic World Science Citation Database Rankings

2012: National Rank : 20

2011: National Rank : 22

2010: National Rank : 29

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