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Shahid Beheshti University

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Type  Public
Chancellor  Hassan Sadough
Total enrollment  17,067 (2016)
Founded  1959
Postgraduates  9,560
Established  1959
Students  17067
Phone  +98 99901
Undergraduates  7,507
Shahid Beheshti University
Endowment  US$ 78.67 million (December 10, 2014)
Location  Tehran, Tehran province, Iran
Address  Tehran Province, Tehran, District 1, Daneshjou Boulevard, 1983969411, Iran
Notable alumni  Niusha Zeighami, Azadeh Namdari, Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi, Mir‑Hossein Mousavi, Hassan Sobhani
Similar  Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran University of Medica, Sharif University of Techno, Tarbiat Modares University, University of Tehran

Tehran shahid beheshti university october 2013

Shahid Beheshti University is a university in Iran. Established in 1959 as the National University of Iran (NUI), the university started in 1960 with 174 students in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Faculty of Banking and Economics. The first Master's course at SBU was offered in the Faculty of Architecture in 1961, while the first Ph.D. program was introduced in the Faculty of Economics in 1991. The university's name was changed during the Cultural Revolution in Iranian universities, 1980-82.


Today, there are 69 programs at Bachelor's, 208 at Master's and 136 at Ph.D. levels. By 1978 several other faculties became active i.e.the faculties of Literature and Human Sciences, Basic Sciences, Law, Earth Sciences, Statistics and Informatics and Education and Psychology.

Graduation ceremony of students of shahid beheshti university


Shahid Beheshti University was founded as the National University of Iran in 1959 by Ali Sheikholislam, the first private university in Iran. The university was planned to be devoted to graduate studies. At its opening, it consisted of two schools: Architecture and Urban Planning, and Banking and Economics, with 174 students. Soon the School of Literature and Foreign Languages began in downtown Tehran. The first graduate academic degree program was the Master's course in the School of Architecture, launched in 1961. In 1962, a new main campus was built in Evin, a suburb in the north of Tehran. Academic offerings expanded as facilities were added. The first PhD course was offered in the School of Economics in 1991.

Under royal auspices, the university library began to acquire important collections in the field of Oriental studies and literary classics in French and German. During that period, the university library ranked in importance second in the country only to Aryamehr (later Sharif) University of Technology.

In spring 2013, Power and Water University of Technology (PWUT) was merged into Shahid Beheshti University.

Main campus

The main campus is in Evin District and extends into Velenjak District in northwestern Tehran, Iran, on approximately one million square meters.

Due to an academic reform in 1986 the medical schools were separated from the main universities and became Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences working under the purview of the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Abbaspour College of Engineering and Technology

The Abbaspour College of Engineering and Technology (ex-Power and Water University of Technology) is on East Vafadar Blvd., Tehranpars, P.O. Box 16765-1719, 1658953571, Tehran


  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Telecommunication
  • Department of Electronics
  • Department of Power
  • Faculty of Computer Engineering and Science
  • Department of Software Engineering & Information Technology
  • Department of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Department of Computer Architecture and Networks
  • Faculty of Architecture & Urban Engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Construction
  • Department of Design
  • Department for History of Architecture and Preservation
  • Department of Reconstruction
  • Department of Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Business & Management
  • Department of Public Management
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Commercial Management
  • Department of Financial Management
  • Department of Industrial Management
  • Department of Entrepreneurial Management
  • Institute for Research
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Genetics
  • Department of Marine Biology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Department of Zoology
  • Faculty of Economics & Political Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Energy Sciences & Modern Technologies
  • Department of Aeronautics
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Nanotechnology
  • Department of Cellulose and Paper sciences
  • Faculty of Geological Sciences
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Geophysics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Department of Criminology & Criminal Law
  • Department of Intellectual Property
  • Department of International Trade Law
  • Department of Economic Law
  • Department of Environmental Law
  • Department of Human Rights
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Faculty of Literature & Human Sciences
  • Department of Linguistics and Literature
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of Sociology
  • Institute of Iranology
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Nuclear Engineering
  • Department of Applied Radiation
  • Department of Fuel-Recycling
  • Department of Radiology (Medical Radiation)
  • Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Behavioral Studies & Advising
  • Department of Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Faculty of Water & Environment (Civil) Engineering
  • Department of Water Resources Engineering
  • Department of Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Research centers

  • Automated Software Engineering Research Group
  • Center for Environmental Research
  • Center for Family Research
  • Center for Medicinal Plant and Drug Research Institute
  • Phytochemistry)
  • Center for Laser & Plasma Research (Laser-Plasma Research Institute)
  • Fiber optics
  • LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)
  • Magneto-optics
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Polymers and Organic Materials Photonics headed by Dr. Mohajerani
  • Center for Pharmaceutical Research
  • Notable faculty and alumni

  • Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a graduate of the School of Architecture, the last prime minister in modern Iranian history, and the leader of the Green Movement
  • Hashem Aghajari, a professor of history who was sentenced to death by the Islamic regime of Iran in 2002 on account of his anti-clerical remarks; after nationwide demonstrations by students his life was spared
  • Masoumeh Ebtekar, the first female vice president in Iranian history
  • Abbas Milani, former professor of political science, now director of Hoover Institution and professor of Iranian Studies at Stanford University
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr, philosopher, served as chancellor of the university in the mid-1970s
  • Mohsen Sazegara, former government official, political activist. Earned his master's degree in history from the university
  • Saeed Laylaz, economist and journalist
  • Leila Araghian, architect
  • World rankings

  • Category B++
  • Article 64.80
  • Citation 63.34
  • Total documents 30.59
  • JIT 54.25
  • JCIT 45.11
  • Collaboration 45.32
  • Total 303.42
  • References

    Shahid Beheshti University Wikipedia

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