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
Type Public
Established 1975
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 126
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 four faculties. Nowadays it is one the largest universities of the country with a community of over 10,000 students. At the 2006 census, population of the nearby urban area (Zanjan city which is about 5 km away) was over 400s and the nearby rural area was only 125.[1]


ZNU (the ex-Higher School for Agriculture & Animal Science) started its activities in 1975.

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

In December 1975, as ratified by the state council, land with an area of 440 hectares was dedicated by the Forestry Organization to ZNU. On February 20, 1976 Zanjan Higher School for Agriculture & Animal Science started its work under the new title Zanjan Agriculture & Animal Science College while it enhanced its Agriculture & Animal Science Courses to a BS Level.

With a Council for the Expansion of Higher Education agreement (April 25, 1987) on enrolling students in the Engineering college, the council altered the Zanjan A&AS college title to a 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 the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education changed the center for higher school in Zanjan to University of Zanjan.

Faculties and departments[edit]

The university has four faculties:

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Agriculture

World rankings[edit]

Times Ranking of World Universities

  • 2016: International rank : +801

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

  • 2012: International rank : 2466, National rank : 26

Islamic World Science Citation Database Rankings

  • 2014: National rank : 19
  • 2013: National rank : 20
  • 2012: National rank : 20
  • 2011: National rank : 22
  • 2010: National rank : 29

GreenMetric overal ranking

  • 2015: World rank : 69
  • 2014: World rank : 128

Notable people[edit]