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)
Motto
  • تزکيه و تعليم
Motto in English
Refinements and Education
Type Public
Established1947
Endowment US$ 56.05 million
(December 10, 2014) [1]
Chancellor Dr Mir Reza Majidi [2]
Academic staff
Over 800 [3]
Administrative staff
957
Students18,000+ [4]
Undergraduates 13,000+ [4]
Postgraduates 5,000+ [4]
Location,
38°03′49″N46°19′43″E / 38.06361°N 46.32861°E / 38.06361; 46.32861 Coordinates: 38°03′49″N46°19′43″E / 38.06361°N 46.32861°E / 38.06361; 46.32861
Campus Urban 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
  Black
  White
Affiliations CUA
Website tabrizu.ac.ir

The University of Tabriz (Persian : دانشگاه تبريز, Danushgah-e Tebriz) 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]

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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.

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 [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

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".

Campuses

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Faculties and Colleges

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The tower of University of Tabriz

Institutes

University Notables

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The Main Street of the University of Tabriz.

Chancellors

ChancellorTenureAlma materSpeciality
Khanbaba Bayani1947–1950 Flag of France.svg Sorbonne Literature
Manouchehr Eghbal 1950–1952 Flag of France.svg Académie Nationale de Médecine Medicine
Seyyed Mohammad Sajjadidi1952Law
Mohsen Hashtroodi 1952–1953 Flag of France.svg Sorbonne Mathematics
Nasser-Gholi Ardalan1953
Mohammad-Shafi Amin1953–1956Medicine
Abass-Gholi Golshaiyan1956–1957
Ghalam-Ali Bazargan-Dilmaqani1957–1964Science
Mahmmad-Ali Saffari1964–1967
Taqi Sarlak1967
Houshang Montaseri1967–1968 Flag of France.svg University of Strasbourg Mathematics
Manouchehr Taslimi 1968–1972 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg University College LondonPhilosophy
Aliakbar Hassanzadeh1972Medicine
Hamid Zahedi1972–1975Law
Mohammad-Ali Faqih1975–1977Literature
Manouchehr Mortazavi1977–1978 State Flag of Iran (1964).svg University of Tehran Literature
Ghobad Fathi1978–1979Medicine
Abolfath Seqatoleslam1979Medicine
Hassan Baroughi1979–1980 Flag of France.svg Sorbonne Agriculture
Hossein Sadeghi-Shoja1980–1983 Flag of England.svg Royal College of Surgeons of England Medicine
Husain Saiflu1983–1986 Flag of Scotland.svg University of Stirling [8] Mathematics
Seyyed-Mehdi Golabi1989–1991 Flag of France.svg University of Paris Chemistry/Pharmaceutical
Mohammad-Hosein Pour-Feyzi1991–2002 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg University of Wales Science
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2002–2005 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff University Urban Planning
Mohammad-Hosein Sorour-odin2005–2008 Flag of England.svg University of Birmingham Chemistry
Mohammad-Taqi Alavi2008–2012 Flag of Iran.svg University of Tehran Philosophy
Parviz Azhideh2012–2014 Flag of Iran.svg Allameh Tabatabaei University Literature
Mohammad-Reza Pour-Mohammadi 2014–2018 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff University Urban Planning
Mir-Reza Majidi 2014–2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg University of Wollongong Chemistry

Notable alumni

University of Tabriz alumni

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