Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran University of Science and Technology

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[[Image:IUST GATE.jpg|thumb|right|260px|University Entrance Gate]] The '''Iran University of Science and Technology (دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران) ''' is a research institution and [[university]] of engineering and science in [[Iran]], offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located in Narmak,Hengam st., Northeast of [[Tehran]], IUST and its surrounding communities provide a cultural and recreational environment suited to the work of a major research institution.
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[[Image:IUST GATE.jpg|thumb|right|260px|University Entrance Gate]] The '''Iran University of Science and Technology (دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران) ''' is a research institution and [[university]] of engineering and science in [[Iran]], offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located in Narmak,Hengam st., Northeast of [[Tehran]], IUST and its surrounding communities provide a cultural and recreational environment suited to the work of a major research institution. The university consistently ranks among Iran's top 4 universities. ==History== Iran University of Science and Technology was originally founded in 1929 as the first Iranian institution to train engineers. It was initially named the Governmental Technical Institute. Soon it was named Honarsaraye Ali — "Advanced Art College" in English. The institute continued to educate engineering students who were well employed after graduation by the industries and companies, mostly involved in industrialization and development process of the country. In 1972, the title of the college upgraded to the Iran Faculty of Science and Technology due to the growth of the institute by the Ministry of Sciences. The faculty offered four-year bachelor degrees in most areas of engineering and continued to expand due to high demand. It proceeded the extension of educational programs by offering new fields of engineering. In 1978, it was granted university status by the Ministry of Sciences. Since then the institute was named Iran University of Science and Technology. After the Cultural Revolution of 1980, IUST made a great progress and enhanced its educational and research plans at postgraduate levels so that in 1990, for the first time it admitted students to the Ph.D. programs in Civil Engineering and Materials Engineering fields. Other departments also followed the strategy and offered Ph.D. degrees. In 1995, IUST pioneered in awarding the first Ph.D. degrees in Iran in the fields of Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Traffic Engineering at this university. Presently, the university is one of the major technical universities in Iran, and its main campus is formed of 13 major faculties and three other departments with 380 members of the academic board. Just on the main campus, over 9,000 students are studying in 90 specialized fields of engineering and sciences, out of which 2,000 are M.Sc. and 546 are Ph.D. students. Over 35,000 students have been graduated from this university since 1932, when the first engineer who was educated in Iran attained his bachelor's degree from this institute. ==Campus== The main campus is located in the northeast of Tehran, expanded in {{convert|42|acre|m2}}. The campus includes faculty buildings, research centers, the main library, residential halls, the mosque, administrative buildings, several sport playgrounds and covered spaces for varieties of sports such as football stadium, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts on landscaped land.. The facilities and the landscaped area of the main campus provide lively and pleasant environment for the students to pursue their education. Furthermore, IUST has also developed four other campuses in the cities of Arak, Behshahr, Damavand and Noor. The later two are in progress. [[Image:Amphitheaterrubaz.jpg|thumb|right|260px|One of university Amphitheaters]] ==Academics== IUST has 11 departments, 44 instruction groups and 83 fields of study. It is one of the most active universities in Iran for graduate studies. Also it has powerful e-learning system. At present over 4432 students are studying in the BSc program, over 1257 students are studying in MSc. and over 148 are doing Ph.D. disciplines. Departments: [[E-learning]], foreign languages ([[TEFL]]), [[architectural engineering]], [[automotive engineering]], [[biomedical engineering]], [[chemical engineering]], [[chemistry]], [[civil engineering]], [[computer engineering]], [[electrical engineering]], [[industrial engineering]], [[information technology]], [[mathematical science]], [[mechanical engineering]] (& [[aerospace engineering]]), [[materials engineering]], ([[metallurgy]]), [http://physics.iust.ac.ir/ Physics science], [[railway engineering]], [[Arak Branch]], [[Behshahr Branch]]. ==Research== {{seealso|Science and technology in Iran}} Advanced and High-Tech Research Activities at IUST include: [[Image:4l zone.jpg|thumb|right|260px|Building]] * Field of Hydrosturctures at the Department of Civil Engineering * Field of Electronics at the Department of Electrical Engineering * Field of Advanced Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering * Nano Technology as interdepartmental research * Bio Technology in the Department of Medical Engineering The University Research Centers include: * Architecture Research Center * Automotive Research Center * Cement Research Center * Electronic Research Center * Green Research Center * Information Technology Research Center * Iran Composites Institute * Materials Research Center ==Notable alumni== *[[Mahmoud Ahmadinejad]], sixth President of Iran, last Tehran Mayor, BSc, MSc, PhD (Traffic and transportation engineering and planning) *[[Mohammad Sasani]],Professor of Civil Engineering,Faculty Member of Civil Engineering *[[Hamid Behbahani]], Professor of Civil Engineering. Iranian Minister of Road & Transportation *[[Farhad Daneshjou]], Faculty Member of Mechanics & Aerospace School. Iranian Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology *[[AbdolReza Shekhol Eslami]], Faculty Member of Civil Engineering. Iranian Minister of Employment. *[[Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi]], Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance *[[Seyyed Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh]], Iranian Minister of Oil (Mechanical Engineering, BSc.) *[[Abdollah Jasbi]], president of Islamic Azad University *[[Tahmineh Milani]], Iranian film director (Architecture) *[[Mohsen Rezaee]], Former Chief Commander of the [[AGIR]] *[[Alireza Aliahmadi]], Iranian Minister of Education, Former president of Payame-noor university *[[Mohammad Soleimani]], Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology *[[Behrooz Minaei Bidgoli]], Managing Director of Computer Game National Foundation *Bijan Abidian, BS Mechanical Engineering 1975, Former Operating Manager of Bella shoes Company, Former Project Manager of Heavy Diesel Company, ==See also== * [[List of medical schools#Iran|List of Iranian Medical Schools]] * [[List of Iranian Research Centers]] * [[List of colleges and universities by country]] * [[List of colleges and universities]] * [[Higher education in Iran]] * [[Academy of Gundishapur]] * [[Nizamiyyah]] * [[Darolfonoon]] * [[List of Iranian scientists]] from the pre-modern era. * [[Modern Iranian scientists and engineers]] * [[Education in Iran]] * [[National Library of Iran]] * Dr Hossein Farhady, Full professor of USLA ==External links== *[http://www.iust.ac.ir/ Official web site of IUST] *[http://www.iust.ac.ir/files/international/pages/brochur_iust_(87_05_02).pdf] *[http://www.elearning-iust.ir/ Official web site of IUST E-Learning Center] *[http://dl.iust.ac.ir/ IUST Digital Library] *[http://www.iust.ac.ir/index.php?sid=12&slc_lang=en library main site] *[http://wikimapia.org/581299/ Iran University of Science and Technology Map] *[http://physics.iust.ac.ir/ IUST Department of Physics] *[http://www.iustforum.ir/ Official virtual scientific forum of IUST] {{Tehran Colleges}} {{coord missing|Iran}}