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University of Tehran


405th US-News World Ranking

University of Tehran History

The University of Tehran is one of the oldest universities which started off as a religious school and has now become one of the top universities in Iran. The university was inaugurated by Ali Asghar Hekmat, the Minister of Science in the year 1934 as Dar-ol-Fonoon College – an engineering school. Presently there are more than 35,000 students enrolled in the university.

University of Tehran Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of Tehran has a wide variety of options for students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The university has its 6 colleges with over 120 departments. The university has faculties which offer specialized degrees in subjects like Environment, Psychology, and Education, Foreign Languages and Literature, Theology and Islamic Studies, Law and Political Science and many more.

University of Tehran being the center of Research universities of the country offers over 300 postgraduate programs across 3 academic institutes and centers within the campus such as International Desert Research Center (IDRC), Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), and Institute of Geophysics. The university offers short term programs for students in Persian language and Islamic studies and distance learning for international students.

University of Tehran Campus

The University of Tehran provides accommodation to students with all the basic amenities to make their stay comfortable and safe. The university also has an academic library called The Central Library. There are around 56 libraries situated all over the university containing over 1,00,000 books, 18,000 manuscripts, 19,000 journals and periodical, and around 60,000 historical documents. The library is also the centre for the preservation of manuscripts and documentaries.

The University of Tehran also takes care of the students’ mental and physical growth and organizes various curricular and co-curricular activities for students at the national and international level. The university has various students clubs which organize domestic and overseas trips for recreational and educational purposes.

University of Tehran Achievements

The University of Tehran has been awarded for excellence in research and writing dissertations at the ‘Nano-Technology Bests’ which is the national festival for the universities. The university faculties have been honored in 7 rounds of the Unforgettable Faces Festival of Iran recently.

The University of Tehran has been ranked in the top 800 worldwide universities by THE Times Higher Education in the year 2019 and 134th in Asian rankings. The QS world university ranking has listed the university amongst the top 750 universities worldwide.

University of Tehran USP

The University of Tehran shows the evidence of history through its architecture, buildings, teaching, and learning methodology. The university organizes the country’s major events and festivals on its main campus every year.

University of Tehran provides scholarships to students every year to give the students an opportunity to grow and excel, scholarships are given to limited students on the basis of previous rankings. The universities acceptance is low as well the tuition fee is affordable as compared to other universities.

University of Tehran Notable Alumni

Asghar Farhadi (Iranian Film Director), Hassan Rouhani (President of Iran), Shirin Ebadi (Iranian Lawyer), and Zahra Rahnavard (Iranian Artist).


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