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    دانگاه علم و صنعت ایران

    (Wikipedia) - Iran University of Science and Technology Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) Established Type Endowment PresidentAcademic staff Students Undergraduates Postgraduates Doctoral students Location Campus Website
    دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران
    US$ 43.57 million (September 21, 2014)
    Dr. Mohammad ali Barkhordari
    Tehran, Iran 36°51′15.85″N 51°24′32.40″E / 36.8544028°N 51.4090000°E / 36.8544028; 51.4090000Coordinates: 36°51′15.85″N 51°24′32.40″E / 36.8544028°N 51.4090000°E / 36.8544028; 51.4090000
    University Entrance Gate

    The Iran University of Science and Technology (Persian: دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران‎) is a research institution and university of engineering and science in Iran, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located on Hengam Street in the Narmak neighborhood in northeast Tehran, IUST and its surrounding communities provide a cultural and recreational environment suited to the work of a major research institution. The university consistently ranks among Iran''s top three technical universities.



    Iran University of Science and Technology was originally founded in 1929 as the first Iranian institution to train engineers. It was initially named the Governmental Technical Institute. Soon it was named Honarsaraye Ali—"Advanced Art College" in English.

    The institute continued to educate engineering students who were well employed after graduation by the industries and companies, mostly involved in industrialization and development process of the country. In 1972, the title of the college upgraded to the Iran Faculty of Science and Technology due to the growth of the institute by the Ministry of Sciences. The faculty offered four-year bachelor degrees in most areas of engineering and it is the first and for many years the only engineering university that consist of School of Architecture in the country. It proceeded the extension of educational programs by offering new fields of engineering. In 1978, it was granted university status by the Ministry of Sciences. Since then the institute was named Iran University of Science and Technology.

    After the Cultural Revolution of 1980, IUST made a great progress and enhanced its educational and research plans at postgraduate levels so that in 1990, for the first time it admitted students to the Ph.D. programs in Civil Engineering and Materials Engineering fields. Other departments also followed the strategy and offered Ph.D. degrees. In 1995, IUST pioneered in awarding the first Ph.D. degrees in Iran in the fields of Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Traffic Engineering at this university.

    Presently, the university is one of the major technical universities in Iran, and its main campus is formed of 13 major faculties and three other departments with 380 members of the academic board. Just on the main campus, over 9,000 students are studying in 90 specialized fields of engineering and sciences, out of which 2,000 are M.Sc. and 546 are Ph.D. students. Over 35,000 students have graduated since 1932.


    The main campus is located in the northeast of Tehran, expanded in 42 acres (170,000 m2). The campus includes faculty buildings, research centers, the main library, residential halls, the mosque, administrative buildings, several sport playgrounds and covered spaces for varieties of sports such as football stadium, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts on landscaped land. The facilities and the landscaped area of the main campus provide lively and pleasant environment for the students to pursue their education. Furthermore, IUST has also developed four other campuses in the cities of Arak, Behshahr, Damavand, and Noor; the latter two are in progress.


    IUST has 11 departments, 44 instruction groups, and 83 fields of study. It is one of the most active universities in Iran for graduate studies. Also it has powerful e-learning system. At present over 4,432 students are studying in the B.Sc. program, over 1,257 students are studying in M.Sc. and over 148 are doing Ph.D. disciplines.

    Departments: e-learning, foreign languages (TEFL), architectural engineering, automotive engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, progress engineering, information technology, mathematical science, mechanical engineering (& aerospace engineering), materials engineering, (metallurgy), Physics science, railway engineering, Arak Branch, Behshahr Branch.

    Extra curricular activities and association

    IUST is known among Iranian universities for having productive theater and music associations. These association, run by students were established before the 1979 revolution but they were not active for a period of time. After president Khatami''s election in 1997 they started to work again. Because of all limitation opposed by the university officials after the 2005 elections which led to Ahmadinejad''s presidency, their activities diminished again. Most important association in Iran University of Science and Technology are:

    ResearchDepartment of Computer EngineeringSee also: Science and technology in Iran

    Advanced and High-Tech Research Activities at IUST include:

    The University Research Centers include:

    Notable alumni

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