Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Persian: دانشگاه علوم پزشکی و خدمات بهداشتی-درمانی شهيد بهشتی, Danushgah-e 'lum-e Pezeshki-ye vâ Xedâmat-e Behedashti - Dârmani-ye Shihid Beheshti) is one of the three medical universities in Tehran, the capital of Iran. It began in 1961 with the establishment of the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Following the merging of some of the treatment and educational units and organizations affiliated to the then Ministry of Health and “Melli University” (National University) in 1986, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences began its activities independently.

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
PresidentDr Alireza Zali, MD[1]
Academic staff
35°48′00″N 51°23′53″E / 35.800088°N 51.398057°E / 35.800088; 51.398057Coordinates: 35°48′00″N 51°23′53″E / 35.800088°N 51.398057°E / 35.800088; 51.398057

In addition to educating students and research, the university is responsible for providing health for five million citizens who live in the northern and eastern parts of Tehran, and some of the cities near the capital.

The university is government funded. Its administration is the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the University Council, and eight Vice -Chancellors in international, academic and education, research, health, treatment, food and drugs, logistics, and students affairs.

The SBUMS is the second largest medical university in Iran, and educates 12,500 students in medicine and allied medical sciences.


University rankings
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Global – Overall
ARWU World[2]701–800 (2020)
CWTS World[3]526 (2020)
THE World[4]601–800 (2021)
USNWR Global[5]959 (2021)

URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance)Edit

  • 2012-2013: Rank in world: 2016, Medical: 6
  • 2013-2014: Rank in world: 1711, Medical: 5
  • 2014-2015: Rank in world: 1053, Medical: 5
  • 2015-2016: Rank in world: 926, Medical: 2

Colleges and schoolsEdit

School of medicine
South entrance


The university has 12 schools admitting students for 40 fellowships, 24 sub-specialties, 34 specialties, 43 PhDs, 3 general medical fields (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), to 63 majors at MSC and BSC levels. The university has 1300 academic staff that educates 12,500 students. The university includes a 4 research institutes, and 62 research centers.

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Rehabilitation
  • School of Traditional Medicine
  • School of Paramedical Sciences
  • School of Medical Education Sciences
  • School of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School of Health, Safety And Environment
  • School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
  • School of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology

Research institutesEdit

  • Research Institute for Dental Sciences
  • Research Institute for Endocrine Science
  • National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute
  • National Research Institute for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

Research centersEdit

  • Anesthesiology Research Center
  • Behavioral Science Research Center
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Cardio-Vascular Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center
  • Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center
  • Dental Research Center
  • Dentofacial Deformities Research Center
  • Endocrinology Research Center
  • Endocrine Physiology Research Center
  • Endodontic Research Center
  • Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center
  • Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center
  • Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center
  • Lung Transplantation Research Center
  • Medical Ethics and Law Research Center
  • Mycobacteriology Research Center
  • Neuroscience Research Center
  • Nutrition And Endocrine Research Center
  • Ophthalmic Research Center
  • Pediatric Congenital Hematologic Disorders Research Center
  • Pediatric Respiratory Disease Research Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Research Center
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center
  • Physical-Therapy Research Center
  • Phytochemistry Research Center
  • Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Research Center
  • Preventive Dentistry Research Center
  • Prevention of Metabolic Diseases Research Center
  • Protein Technology Research Center
  • Proteomics Research Center
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center
  • Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
  • Research Center for Genomics
  • Research Center for Medical Nano-Technology and Tissue Engineering
  • Research Center for Neurosurgery and Functional Nerves
  • Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Skin Research Center
  • Social Determinants of Health Research Center
  • Telemedicine Research Center
  • Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center
  • Toxicological Research Center
  • Tracheal Disease Research Center
  • Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center
  • Urology and Nephrology Research Center
  • Virology Research Center
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center
  • Pediatric Neurology Research Center

University WHO collaborating centers

  • WHOCC for Endocrine & Metabolism Diseases (Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences)
  • WHOCC for Tuberculosis Education (Research Institute for Lung Diseases)
  • WHOCC for Training & Research Dental Public Health (School of Dentistry)
  • WHOCC for the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Program (Ophthalmic Research Center)
  • WHOCC on Tobacco Control (Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center)
  • WHOCC for Research and Training in Nutrition (National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute)
  • WHOCC for Educational Development (Educational Development Centre)


Vice-Chancellor in International AffairsEdit

The university admits international students in different levels and degrees. All registration affairs are undertaken by the office of vice-chancellor.

Vice-Chancellor in Research AffairsEdit

Vice-Chancellor in Academic AffairsEdit

Vice-Chancellor in Health AffairsEdit

Vice-Chancellor in Treatment AffairsEdit

Vice-Chancellor in Food and Drugs AffairsEdit

The National Center of Drug and Toxin Information began its mission in 2010.

Vice-Chancellor in Student and Cultural AffairsEdit

Vice-Chancellor in Administration and Resources Development AffairsEdit

The SBMU Vice-Chancellor Office in Administration and Resources Development Affairs is in charge of developing resources for educational, academic, research, health, and treatment; including human resources, financial, physical, and information resources.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "University Presidents". Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (in Persian). Retrieved Mar 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, retrieved 24 September 2020
  3. ^ CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, retrieved 24 September 2020
  4. ^ World University Rankings 2021, THE Education Ltd, retrieved 2 September 2020
  5. ^ Best Global Universities in Iran, U.S. News & World Report, retrieved 24 September 2020

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