Shahid Beheshti University

National University of Iran (Persian: دانشگاه ملی ایران, romanizedDāneshgāh-e Mellie Iran) (formerly known as the National University of Iran) is a public research university in Tehran, Iran. The university offers many programs at Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels.

National University of Iran
دانشگاه ملی ایران
Seal of National University of Iran
Former name
National University of Iran
Mottoزندگی یعنی امید و حرکت
Motto in English
Life means hope and movement
TypePublic research university
Established1959; 63 years ago (1959)
EndowmentUS$ 0.5 billion
ChancellorSeyed Mahmoudreza Aghamiri (acting)
Academic staff
1,000 (Full-time) (2022)
Students20,121 (2022)
Undergraduates10,621 (2022)
Postgraduates9,500 (2022)
Location, ,
35°48′08″N 51°23′36″E / 35.80222°N 51.39333°E / 35.80222; 51.39333Coordinates: 35°48′08″N 51°23′36″E / 35.80222°N 51.39333°E / 35.80222; 51.39333
CampusUrban, 176 acres (71 ha)
LanguagePersian, English
Colors    White and Black


National University of Iran was founded in 1959 by Ali Sheikholislam. The university was planned to be devoted to graduate studies. At its opening, it consisted of two schools: Architecture and Urban Planning, and Banking and Economics, with 174 students. Soon the School of Literature and Foreign Languages began in downtown Tehran. The first graduate academic degree program was the Master's course in the School of Architecture, launched in 1961. In 1962, a new main campus was built in Evin, a suburb in the north of Tehran. Academic offerings expanded as facilities were added. By 1978 several other faculties became active i.e.the faculties of Literature and Human Sciences, Basic Sciences, Law, Earth Sciences, Statistics and Informatics and Education and Psychology.

Under royal auspices, the university library began to acquire important collections in the field of Oriental studies and literary classics in French and German.

In an academic reform in 1986, the medical schools were separated from the main universities and became National University of Iran Medical Sciences working under the purview of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The first PhD course was offered in the School of Economics in 1991.



Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Biological Sciences in National University of Iran, Tehran.
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering: Department of Telecommunication, Department of Electronics, Department of Systems and Control, Department of Power
  • Faculty of Computer Engineering and Science: Department of Software Engineering & Information, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Department of Computer Architecture and Networks
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Energy
  • Faculty of Architecture & Urban Engineering: Department of Architecture: Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Construction, Department of Design, Department of Reconstruction, Department of Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Business & Management: Department of Public Management, Department of Business Management, Department of Commercial Management, Department of Financial Management, Department of Industrial Management, Department of Entrepreneurial Management, Institute for Research
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences: Department of Biology, Department of Genetics, Department of Marine Biology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Zoology
  • Faculty of Economics & Political Sciences: Department of Economics, Department of Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Energy Sciences & Modern Technologies: Department of Aeronautics, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Energy, Department of Nanotechnology, Department of Cellulose and Paper sciences
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences: Department of Geology, Department of Geography, Department of Geophysics
  • Faculty of Law: Department of Criminology & Criminal Law, Department of Intellectual Property, Department of International Trade Law, Department of Economic Law, Department of Environmental Law, Department of Human Rights, Department of International Law, Department of Private Law, Department of Public Law
  • Faculty of Literature & Human Sciences: Department of Linguistics and Literature, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Department of Archaeology, Department of Sociology, Institute of Iranology
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences: Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, Department of Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Nuclear Engineering: Department of Applied Radiation, Department of Fuel-Recycling, Department of Radiology (Medical Radiation)
  • Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education: Department of Psychology, Department of Behavioral Studies & Advising, Department of Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences: Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics
  • Faculty of Civil &Water & Environmental Engineering: Department of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of transportation planning

Research centersEdit

  • Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS)
  • Automated Software Engineering Research Group
  • Center for Environmental Research
  • Center for Cyberspace Research
    • Secure Communication and Cryptography
    • Content transfer technology
  • Center for Family Research
  • Center for Medicinal Plant and Drug Research Institute
    • Phytochemistry
  • Laser and Plasma Research Institute
    • Fiber optics
    • Gas Discharge Laboratory headed by Dr. Hamid Ghomi
    • LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)
    • Magneto-optics
    • Non-destructive Testing
    • Polymers and Organic Materials Photonics headed by Dr. Mohajerani
  • Center for Pharmaceutical Research
  • Iranian Research Center for the Silk Road (IRCSR)[3]
  • International Persian Language teaching Center
  • Institute for Science and Technology Studies

Notable peopleEdit








World rankingsEdit

University rankings
National University of Iran
Global – Overall
CWTS World[5]549 (2022)
THE World[6]601–800 (2021)
USNWR Global[7]999 (2021)

Times Higher Education[8]

2018-2020: 801-1000

2017: 800

2016: 601-800

Asia University Rankings[8]

2019: 201–250

Academic Ranking of World Universities[9]

2019: 901-1000

  • Based on the ranking system (Kakarry Simonds, QS), National University of Iran was in the fifth grade for 2017 and 2018 after the Sharif universities, science and industry, Amirkabir and Tehran, respectively at the 701 + And 1000-800.[10]
  • Category B++
  • Article 64.80
  • Citation 63.34
  • Total documents 30.59
  • JIT 54.25
  • JCIT 45.11
  • Collaboration 45.32
  • Total 303.42[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Financial information".
  2. ^ "President of University". Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  3. ^ "Establishment of the Iranian Research Center on the Silk Road at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran | Silk Roads Programme". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. ^ "ایرج اعتصامی" [Iraj Etesam]. Iran's Architecture Pridewortgies Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, retrieved 24 September 2020
  6. ^ World University Rankings 2021, THE Education Ltd, retrieved 2 September 2020
  7. ^ Best Global Universities in Iran, U.S. News & World Report, retrieved 24 September 2020
  8. ^ a b "Shahid Beheshti University". Times Higher Education (THE). 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  9. ^ "Shahid Beheshti University | Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2019 | Shanghai Ranking - 2019". Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  10. ^ "top universities".
  11. ^ "University Ranking by Academic Performance". None. Retrieved 14 September 2012.

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