University of Tabriz

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Mottoتزکيه و تعليم
Formation1947
HeadquartersTabriz, Iran
TypePublic
One of the most prestigious universities in Iran

The University of Tabriz is a public university located in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. It is one of the top five high-ranked universities in Iran and one of the ten most selective universities in the country. The University of Tabriz is the second-oldest university in Iran after the University of Tehran, and has the second largest campus area in the country which is the biggest academic institution in northwest of the country. The university is also a member of the Caucasus University Association.[1]

Today, the university provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 22 main departments. The student body consists of about 13,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students from all over the country. Funding for the University of Tabriz is provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Admission to the university for Iranian applicants is through national entrance examination which is administered annually by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and for international applicants through some exclusive regulations.

History

This university is one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. The university started its activities under the name of the University of Azarabadegan with Faculties of Medicine, Agriculture, and Pedagogy in 1946[2] after legislation of the Establishment of the Universities in the Cities act by the National Parliament of Iran. The University of Azarabadegan was renamed as the University of Tabriz following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In 1985 and following the approval of Islamic parliament all the faculties and centers affiliated to medical sciences in Iran were separated and started their work independently under the title of medical universities. Thereafter, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences was separated from the University of Tabriz and continued its activities under the supervision of the ministry of health and medical education.[3]

It is now educating more than 14,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with over 800 academic staff of whom 327 are Ph.D. holders. Out of this teaching staff, 45 are full professors, 62 are associate professors, 220 are assistant professors and the remaining are instructors. A body of over 1,000 personnel is supporting academic activities. Today, the university provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 22 main departments. The student body consists of about 13,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students from all over the country. Undergraduate admission to the University of Tabriz is limited to the top 1 percent of students who pass the national entrance examination administered annually by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.

Research and Facilities

University of Tabriz, with a valuable record of seventy years in education and research, has several research centers, including Center of Excellence in Mechatronics Systems, Center for Applied Physics and Astronomical Research, Biotechnology Center for Pharmaceutical Herbs, Research Center for Fundamental Sciences, Geographic Research Center, Three-Scholars Research Center (Se-Allameh Tabrizi), Center for Social Research, Center for History and Culture as well as Khaje-Nasireddin Toosi Observatory. Thanks to its scientific and research potentials and capabilities, University of Tabriz is now recognized as the Center of Excellence for six specialized fields of "Geographical Studies of Northwest Iran", "Biology", "Mechatronics", "Molecular Plant Breeding (MPB)", "New Materials and Clean Chemistry", and "Photonics & Plasma".

Notable alumni

University of Tabriz alumni


 

An Alumnus on Wikispooks

PersonBornNationalitySummaryDescription
Hooshang Amirahmadi24 May 1947USSpook
Academic
Iranian American spook who attended Le Cercle.


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