Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (NIT), sometimes also referred to as Noshirvani Institute of Technology or NIT, is a public research university and Institute of Technology in Babol, Mazandaran Province in the north of Iran, 20 km south of the Caspian Sea. The university is an influential center for academic research in Iran, due to which it has been consistently ranked among the top schools in the country. NIT is currently ranked 1st among all Iranian universities according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. THE has also ranked NIT between 351st and 400th among world universities, 55th among the world’s young universities, as well as 43rd among Asian universities.[1]

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
Nooshirvani of Babol University of Technology Logo.png
Former names
Noshirvani Institute of Technology
TypePublic Research Technological University
Established1970
ChancellorJavad Vaseghi Amiri
Vice-presidentKourosh Sedighi
Academic staff
200
Students6,000
Undergraduates4,000
Postgraduates2,000
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 11 hectares
Websitehttp://en.nit.ac.ir/

NIT is home to nearly 200 faculty members and 6000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is organized into six following faculties, all of which emphasize on science and technology:[2]

  • Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials and Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

HistoryEdit

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology was established in 1970 by Seyed Hossein Fallah Noshirvani, who dedicated the complex to the people of Babol as a public engineering school. However, during the early years, the complex served primarily as a training center for technical instructors who would teach at community colleges in fields related to engineering. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the school merged with the University of Mazandaran (UMZ) to become a College of Engineering and changed its curriculum to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering. In 2005, following public demand and supported by donations from people of Babol, the institution started a process of independence from UMZ, during which it was temporarily referred to as “Noshirvani Technical and Education Complex”. Since March 2008, NIT has been an independent public university under the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.[3]

RankingEdit

University rankings
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
Global – Overall
CWTS World[4]1,010 (2020)
THE World[5]351–400 (2021)
USNWR Global[6]639 (2021)

Considering Times higher education world university ranking 2018, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology has been ranked among the best in Iran and 301–350th in the world. Moreover, it has been ranked 201–250th in the engineering category.[7] The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (aged 50 years or under) announces Babol Noshirvani University of Technology as the 55th young university of the world.[8]

According to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, NIT has been ranked 101-150 among world universities in Mechanical Engineering[9] and also 201-300 in Chemical Engineering.[10]

In 2018, SciVisions University Ranking, Noshirvani University of Technology took 2nd place among all the national universities after University of Tehran.[11]

Round University Ranking (RUR) has ranked Noshirvani University of Technology as the 6th university of Iran and 506th among world universities in 2018.[12]

In 2018, ShanghaiRanking's ranking NIT stands as the 7th university of Iran.[13]

In 2019, the U.S. News & World Report ranked NIT Engineering Sciences 231st among world universities.[14]

Noshirvani University of Technology stands as the 11th university of the country and 584th among world universities according to 2016 SCImago institutions rankings.[15]

Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science announces a list of world's most effective universities every year. NIT has been ranked as the 6th top university of technology in the country among top 1% universities of the world in June 2015.[16]

Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) has announced a list of most effective universities of Iran based on scientific diplomacy in 2012-2014. Babol Noshirvani university of technology has been ranked 3rd among all the technical universities of Iran in such field after Isfahan university of technology and Sharif university of technology.[17]

Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) has published the Ranking Universities and research Centers of Iran 2014-15, Babol Noshirvani university of technology has been ranked 6th among all technical universities of Iran after Amirkabir University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology and khaje nasir toosi.[18]

AdministrationEdit

 
University Administration Building

Chancellor: Javad Vaseqi Amiri, Professor of Civil Engineering, since 2014

  • Vice-Chancellor for University: Kurosh Sedighi, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chancellor of International Campus: Mousa Farhadi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Education: Mohammad Bakhshi Jooybari, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology: Majid Taghizadeh, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Administrative and Financial: Sayyed Hashem Rasouli, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Vice-Chancellor for Student: Mohammad Reza Hassanzadeh, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor for Cultural and Social: Abolfazl Ranjbar Noei, Professor of Electrical Engineering

SchoolsEdit

Major faculties of the university:[19]

Department of ScienceEdit

In this Department, There are several undergraduate and graduate programs in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The Department with 28 highly experienced research-active faculty, is known for cutting edge multidisciplinary research as well as teaching excellence aimed at providing students with the necessary scientific foundation for studies in related fields and at creating the next generation of scientists in Iran.

  • Master of Science programs:

- Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

- Physics

- Mathematics

  • Research Labs in Science department:

- Analytical chemistry Lab

- Organic chemistry Lab

- Laser Lab

-Department faculty: 10 Associate professors and 17 Assistant Professors.

Chemical EngineeringEdit

The Chemical Engineering School began its activity with accepting students at undergraduate level. The school is organizing new students' admission continuously in undergraduate, master and PhD. Faculty members in the college consist of nine permanent members. 80 ISI articles and 76 conferences articles and five applied research projects are achievements of the school and for the first time in the world modern controlled dream lab (MCDL) stablished in November 2015 by Aria Arabzadeh (CCH member) and Dr.ahmad sajedi in corporation of hypnology and narcosis restricted by NIT.

Educational fieldsEdit

B.S. (Level)

    • Chemical Engineering (Designing Process of Oil Industries)
    • Chemical Engineering (Food industries)

M.S. (Level): Advanced Chemical Engineering

PhD (Level)

    • Chemical Engineering (General)
    • Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)

Academic groups :

    • Food Industries and Biotechnology
    • Oil and Gas

Civil EngineeringEdit

The School of Civil Engineering admits students at undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels.

Educational fields : B.S.:

  • Civil Engineering (Civil)
  • Civil Engineering (Surveying)

M.S.:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Structures

PhD:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer EngineeringEdit

This school is one of the most equipped academic centers in the country with extraordinary academic staffs and 17 focused laboratories. Each year, many research and industrial projects in application areas stage to be implemented by academic members and students in this college. Currently, this school is attempting to organize new student’s admission continuously in undergraduate, master and PhD. Electrical and Computer Engineering department is well known for its scientific breakthroughs, it can be seen from number of laboratories, industrial projects, international papers and citations.

Educational fields : B.S. (Level) : Electrical Engineering (Electronic) Electrical Engineering (Power) Electrical Engineering (Control) Electrical Engineering (Communications) Computer Engineering (Hardware)

M.S. (Level) :

  • Electrical Engineering (Electronic)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power)
  • Electrical Engineering (Control)
  • Electrical Engineering (Communications)
  • Bio-medical Engineering (Bio-electric)
  • PhD (Level) :

Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Communications) Bio-medical Engineering (Bio-electric)

  • Academic groups :
  • Power
  • Electronics
  • Control
  • Computer
  • Communications
  • Bio-medical Engineering

Mechanical EngineeringEdit

The School of Mechanical Engineering with experienced personnel, which contains faculty members and experts, is of the most active scientific centers that has begun its activity with accepting students in undergraduate level. Each year, many research and industrial projects in application areas stage to be implemented by academic staffs and students in this college. Currently, the School of Mechanical Engineering is attempting to organize new student s admission continuously in undergraduate, master and PhD. Holding two conferences about Fluid Dynamics and Manufacturing Dynamics, 126 ISI articles and 56 scientific research and 100 conferences articles and 10 applied research projects are achievements of this college in the past year (2009).

Educational fields: B.S. (Level) :

  • Mechanical Engineering (Solids)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)
  • Industrial Engineering (Industrial Technology)

M.S. (Level):

  • Mechanical Engineering (Applied Design)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Recognition and Selection of Materials)

PhD (Level) :

  • Mechanical Engineering (Applied Design)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)

Islamic Culture Group

Nanotechnology Research InstituteEdit

Student activismEdit

Student activist Sayed Ziaoddin "Zia" Nabavi attended the university as an engineering student before being banned from higher education for his anti-government political activities.[24] Along with other banned students, he formed the Council to Defend the Right to Education to defend their rights to continue attending university. Following his participation in "Green Revolution" protests following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection, Sayed Ziaoddin Nabavi was arrested along with his wife,[25] and he is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence on charges of "creating unease in the public mind".[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  2. ^ Our History - The Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
  3. ^ "Babol Noshirvani University of Technology|Our History". www.nit.ac.ir. Retrieved 2020-04-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, retrieved 24 September 2020
  5. ^ World University Rankings 2021, THE Education Ltd, retrieved 2 September 2020
  6. ^ Best Global Universities in Iran, U.S. News & World Report, retrieved 24 September 2020
  7. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education (THE). 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  8. ^ "Best young universities in the world 2019". Times Higher Education (THE). 2019-06-26. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  9. ^ ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Mechanical Engineering
  10. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Chemical Engineering | Shanghai Ranking - 2019". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  11. ^ SciVisions University Ranking
  12. ^ Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
  13. ^ "ARWU World Top 500 Candidates | ARWU World University Rankings 2018 | Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 | Top 500 universities | Shanghai Ranking - 2018". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  14. ^ "Education | Best Global Universities | Babol Noshirvani University of Technology". usnews.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Scimago Institutions Rankings". www.scimagoir.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  16. ^ "History & Mission". nit.ac.ir. Archived from the original on 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-01-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Ranking List 93". Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  19. ^ "School of NIT". En.nit.ac.ir. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  20. ^ "About the School of Civil Engineering". Archived from the original on 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  21. ^ "Faculty Members". Archived from the original on 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  22. ^ "اساتيد و گروه هيئت علمي دانشكده مهندسي برق و كامپيوتر". cee.nit.ac.ir. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  23. ^ "دانشگاه صنعتي نوشيرواني بابل". nit.ac.ir. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  24. ^ "Urgent Action: Prisoner taken from cell at risk of torture". Amnesty International. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  25. ^ "Iran's dead and detained". The Guardian. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  26. ^ "Student Activist Zia Nabavi Marks Another Birthday in Prison". Amnesty International. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012.

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