University of Tabriz

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University of Tabriz
دانشگاه تبريز
Dāneshgāh-e Tabriz
University of tabriz vector blue org.svg
Former names
University of Azarabadeghan (1947–1979)
  • تزکيه و تعليم
Motto in English
Refinements and Education
EndowmentUS$ 56.05 million
(December 10, 2014)[1]
ChancellorDr Mir Reza Majidi[2]
Academic staff
Over 800[3]
Administrative staff
38°03′49″N 46°19′43″E / 38.06361°N 46.32861°E / 38.06361; 46.32861Coordinates: 38°03′49″N 46°19′43″E / 38.06361°N 46.32861°E / 38.06361; 46.32861
CampusUrban 1,445 acres (2.3 sq mi; 5.8 km2) land and 80 acres (0.1 sq mi; 0.3 km2) Buildings and Offices
Colors Navy blue

The University of Tabriz (Persian: دانشگاه تبريز‎) 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.[5]

Today, the university provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 22 main departments. The student body consists of about 13,000[4] undergraduate students and 5,000[4] 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.


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[3] 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.[6]

It is now educating more than 14,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students,[4] 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[3] undergraduate students and 5,000[3] 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[edit]

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".


  • Main Campus in Tabriz
  • Aras International Campus
  • Miyaneh Technical College
  • Marand Technical College

Tabriz University

City of Tabriz

Faculties and Colleges[edit]

  • Ahar Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Planning and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics, Management & Business
  • Faculty of Education & Psychology
  • Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering – Emerging Technologies
  • Faculty of Law & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Persian & Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Physical Education & Sports Science
  • Faculty of Physics[7]
The tower of University of Tabriz


  • Center of Excellence in Mechatronics Systems
  • Applied Physics and Astronomy
  • Fundamental Science
  • Geography
  • Iranian History and Culture
  • Islamic & Humanity Science
  • Social Science
  • Environment

University Notables[edit]

The Main Street of the University of Tabriz.


Chancellor Tenure Alma mater Speciality
Khanbaba Bayani 1947–1950 France Sorbonne Literature
Manouchehr Eghbal 1950–1952 France Académie Nationale de Médecine Medicine
Seyyed Mohammad Sajjadidi 1952 Law
Mohsen Hashtroodi 1952–1953 France Sorbonne Mathematics
Nasser-Gholi Ardalan 1953
Mohammad-Shafi Amin 1953–1956 Medicine
Abass-Gholi Golshaiyan 1956–1957
Ghalam-Ali Bazargan-Dilmaqani 1957–1964 Science
Mahmmad-Ali Saffari 1964–1967
Taqi Sarlak 1967
Houshang Montaseri 1967–1968 France University of Strasbourg Mathematics
Manouchehr Taslimi 1968–1972 United Kingdom University College London Philosophy
Aliakbar Hassanzadeh 1972 Medicine
Hamid Zahedi 1972–1975 Law
Mohammad-Ali Faqih 1975–1977 Literature
Manouchehr Mortazavi 1977–1978 Iran University of Tehran Literature
Ghobad Fathi 1978–1979 Medicine
Abolfath Seqatoleslam 1979 Medicine
Hassan Baroughi 1979–1980 France Sorbonne Agriculture
Hossein Sadeghi-Shoja 1980–1983 England Royal College of Surgeons of England Medicine
Husain Saiflu 1983–1986 Scotland University of Stirling[8] Mathematics
Seyyed-Mehdi Golabi 1989–1991 France University of Paris Chemistry/Pharmaceutical
Mohammad-Hosein Pour-Feyzi 1991–2002 Wales University of Wales Science
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2002–2005 Wales Cardiff University Urban Planning
Mohammad-Hosein Sorour-odin 2005–2008 England University of Birmingham Chemistry
Mohammad-Taqi Alavi 2008–2012 Iran University of Tehran Philosophy
Parviz Azhideh 2012–2014 Iran Allameh Tabatabaei University Literature
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2014–2018 Wales Cardiff University Urban Planning
Mir-Reza Majidi 2014–2018 Australia University of Wollongong Chemistry

Notable alumni[edit]

University of Tabriz alumni

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Financial information=December 10, 2014".
  2. ^ "رییس فعلی دانشگاه تبریز". University of Tabriz.
  3. ^ a b "University Of Tabriz".
  4. ^ a b c d e f "About University -Student Statistics & Total Number". University of Tabriz. 19 June 2010. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  5. ^ Tüm Uyeler.
  6. ^ "History of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences".
  7. ^ "University of Tabriz".
  8. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project – Husain Saiflu". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Azim Gheichisaz - درباره من". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  10. ^ "".
  11. ^ "پدر علم شيمي و پليمر ايران درگذشت". Fars News Agency. July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  12. ^ Iran Parliament's Research Center

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