Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research

The Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) (Persian: جهاد دانشگاهی) is an Iranian private non-governmental higher education institution established in 1980.

Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research
  • جهاد دانشگاهی

Jahād-e Dāneshgāhi
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Agency overview
Formed1980; 43 years ago (1980)
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Agency executive
  • Hassan Moslemi Naeini, President
Parent agencySupreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
Child agencies


ACECR engages in innovative research and development projects in different fields of science and technology and real-world applications. Its activities can be broadly divided into the areas of: research and technology, education, cultural activities, and entrepreneurship.


Only 20% of ACECR's funding comes from public sources, while the majority of its funding is derived from partnerships and cooperation with the private sector.[1]


ACECR has 680 full-time research and academic staff, and 1,600 full-time research assistants.[1] Its activities are supported by 2,100 services and administrative staff. Industry experts and post graduate research students also contribute to projects on a part-time basis.


  • 1999: The first ICSI birth by frozen sperm of a gonadectomized man, Royan Institute
  • 2003: The first human embryonic Stem Cell line establishment in Iran and the region, Royan Institute
  • 2005: Establishment of the first Private Cord Blood Bank in Iran (Royan Stem Cell Technology Co.)
  • 2006: Iran's first cloned sheep, named Royana, Royan Institute
  • 2009: The first cloned goat born in Iran, Royan Institute
  • 2010: The first transgenic goats born in Iran, Royan Institute
  • 2011: Establishment of cell therapy pre-hospital, Royan Institute
  • 2015: A new formulation of anti-breast cancer drug Herceptin using a bacterial method by researchers led by Keyvan Majdzadeh produced [2]
  • 2017: The first transgenic zebrafish models in Iran, Royan Institute


  1. ^ a b About ACECR Archived 2016-03-17 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: March 24, 2016
  2. ^ Iran produces new drug for breast cancer by bacteria Academic Center for Education Culture and Research (ACECR) August 6, 2015

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