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University of Tabriz

University of Tabriz
University of Tabriz coat of arms
Former names
University of Azarbayjan (1947–1979)
  • تزکیه و تعلیم
Motto in English
Refinements and Education
Established -University of Azarbayjan (1946)
-University of Tabriz (renamed 1979)
Type Public university
Endowment US$ 56.05 million
(December 10, 2014)[1]
President Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi[2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 19,000+[3]
Undergraduates 13,000+[3]
Postgraduates 5000+[3]
Location Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Campus Urban, 5.85 square kilometres (1,450 acres)
University of Tabriz logo

The University of Tabriz is a national university in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan. It is one of the five high-ranked universities in Iran and one of the ten most selective universities in country. University of Tabriz is the second-oldest university in Iran after the University of Tehran, and has the second largest campus area in country which is the biggest academic institution in northwest of country. The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.[4]


  • History 1
  • Research and facilities 2
  • Campuses 3
  • Faculties and Colleges 4
  • Institutes 5
  • University Notables 6
    • Chancellors 6.1
    • Alumni 6.2
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


The initial idea of establishing University of Tabriz was by Ja'far Pishevari during Azarbaijan People's Government on 12 June 1946. After defeating the pro-soviet local government, the university was re-established. The newly established educational institution started its activities under the name of University of Azarabadeghan with Faculties of Medicine, Agriculture and Pedagogy. The University of Azarabadeghan was renamed as the University of Tabriz following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. It is now educating more than 14000 undergraduate and postgraduate students,[3] with 517 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 1000 personnel is supporting academic activities.

Research and facilities

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


  • Main campus in Tabriz
  • Maragheh Faculty (satellite campus)
  • Marand Technical College (satellite campus)
  • Aras International Campus

Faculties and Colleges

The tower of University of Tabriz
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Animal Medicine & Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Geography & Planning
  • 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 & Sport Science
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Theology & Islamic Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ahar Agriculture College
  • Miyaneh Technical College
  • Marand Technical College
  • Aras International Campus
  • School of Engineering- Emerging Technologies


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

University Notables

Main street of Tabirz University.


Chancellor Tenure Alma mater Speciality
Nosrat-ollah Jahanshahlou 1946-1947 University of Tehran Medicine
Khanbaba Bayani 1947-1950 Sorbonne Literature
Manouchehr Eghbal 1950-1952 Académie Nationale de Médecine Medicine
Seyyed Mohammad Sajjadidi 1952-1952 Law
Mohsen Hashtroodi 1952-1953 Sorbonne Mathematics
Nasser-Gholi Ardalan 1953-1953
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 1967-1967
Houshang Montaseri 1967-1968 University of Strasbourg Mathematics
Manoochehr Taslimi 1968-1972 Philosophy
Aliakbar Hassanzadeh 1972-1972 Medicine
Hamid Zahedi 1972-1975 Law
Mohammad-Ali Faqih 1975-1977 Literature
Manouchehr Mortazavi 1977-1978 University of Tehran Literature
Dr. Ghobad Fathi 1978-1979 Medicine
Habib-ollah Majir-Molavi
Abolfath Seqatoleslam 1979-1979 Medicine
Hassan Baroughi 1979-1980 Agriculture
Hossein Sadqei-Shoja 1980-1983 Medicine
Husain Saiflu 1983-1986 University of Stirling[5] Mathematics
Seyyed-Mehdi Golabi 1989-1991 Chemistry/Pharmaceutical
Mohammad-Hosein Pour-Feyzi 1991-2002 University of Wales Science
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2002-2005 Cardiff University Urban Planning
Mohammad-Hosein Sorour-odin 2005-2008
Mohammad-Taqi Alavi 2008-2012 University of Tehran Philosophy
Parviz Azhideh 2012-2014 Allameh Tabatabaei University Literature
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2014- Cardiff University Urban Planning


University of Tabriz alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Financial information=December 10, 2014". 
  2. ^ "رئیس دانشگاه تبریز رفتنی شد/ پورمحمدی، سرپرست بزرگترین دانشگاه استان". Edalat Press Agency. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "About University -Student Statistics & Total Number:". University of Tabriz. 19 June 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Tüm Uyeler.
  5. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Husain Saiflu". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Azim Gheichisaz - درباره من". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi - Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi". Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "". 
  9. ^ "". 
  10. ^ "404 Page Not Found". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  11. ^ [7] The Call of Islam Radio
  12. ^ [8] Islamic Revolution Document Center(Persian Section)
  13. ^ "پدر علم شیمی و پلیمر ایران درگذشت".  
  14. ^ [9]
  15. ^ [10]
  16. ^ [11] Iran Parliament's Document Center
  17. ^ [12] Iran Parliament's Research Center

External links

  •, official website (Persian language)
  •, official website (English language)
  • Alumni Association of the Technical Faculty of Tabriz University (Persian language)
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