Islamic Azad University


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Islamic Azad University History                                          

Islamic Azad University abbreviated as IAU is an Iranian higher education university system with multiple campuses in various cities of Iran. The university is privately held and established in 1982 by by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The institution is one of the largest university systems in the world and enrols over 1 million students.

Islamic Azad University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Islamic Azad University offers a range of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels across multiple campuses. The subject offerings include Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Political Science, International Relations, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Arts and Design, and Natural Sciences.

Islamic Azad University also offers programs in Civil Engineering, Business Management, Developmental Studies, Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Sciences, History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Information Systems, Material Sciences, Plant and Animal Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Islamic Azad University Campuses

Islamic Azad University has its main administrative headquarters located in Tehran, Iran with over 31 university branches and 400 plus research centers and smaller campuses located throughout the country. The university also maintains one campus in Oxford, UK with a number of international offices in Russia, Italy, UAE, Germany, Afghanistan, and Lebanon.

Islamic Azad University offers state of the art facilities for students which include expensive modern teaching facilities, laboratories, libraries, computer labs, student housing, and sports courts and grounds. The university also offers dining options, student union, banks and ATMs, health centers, recreational centers, and student support services.

Islamic Azad University Achievements

Islamic Azad University is ranked 445th globally and 2nd nationally by US News and World Report Rankings. The university also ranked 72nd in the Asia regional rankings published by US News and World Report. The university is also accredited by Ministry of Science Research and Technology of Iran.

Islamic Azad University is also ranked 87th globally by SCImago Rankings and 1st nationally and in Asia. The university is also consistently ranked amongst top universities in the world to study Agricultural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Clinical Medicine by US News and World Report.

Islamic Azad University USP

Islamic Azad University is affiliated to a number of government and professional bodies such as Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, and International Association of Universities. The university admits over 350000 students each year and has a high acceptance rate.

Islamic Azad University also offers a number of scholarships and tuition fee assistance programs in addition to a number of study abroad programs. The university also collaborates with a number of institutions across multiple countries on various research projects.

Islamic Azad University Notable Alumni

Abbas Araghchi (Diplomat), Ali Shoroughi (Writer and Journalist), Bahareh Rahnama (Actress), and Azita Afrashi (Linguist).

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Islamic Azad University Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

Islamic Azad University Rankings


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