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Type  Public
Website  modares.ac.ir
Founded  1982
Location  Tehran, Iran
Phone  +98 21 8288 0000
Number of students  7,970
Tarbiat Modares University
Established  1982; 35 years ago (1982)
Chancellor  Prof. Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi
Address  Tehran Province, Tehran, Al Ahmad Street, No. 7, Jalal, Iran
Undergraduate tuition and fees  International tuition: 145.7 million IRR (2010)
Notable alumni  Masoumeh Ebtekar, Mohammad‑Reza Hafeznia, Asghar Farhadi, Mohsen Kadivar, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
Similar  Islamic Azad University, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran University of Scienc, Sharif University of Techno, University of Tehran

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Tarbiat Modares University (Persian: دانشگاه تربیت مدرس‎‎ Dāneshgāh-e Tarbiyat Modares, lit. "Professor Training University") is an exclusively graduate university with its main campus in Tehran, Iran. It was founded in 1982 and is consistently ranked among top universities in Iran. Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) is the only exclusively graduate university in Iran and was founded to train university professors. Admission is through national level university exams (i.e., Concours) and in most programs is limited to top performers.


Tarbiat modares university

Faculties and academics

TMU includes 15 faculties: Agriculture, Arts and Architecture, Basic Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Management & Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Resources & Marine Sciences and Medical Sciences.

It is the only university in Iran that offers a master program for Medical Biotechnology and only 6-9 students are admitted annually according on their performance in National Graduate Studies Entrance Exam. The university is the first and the only one in Tehran and one of the three in Iran, in which the M.Sc. degree in Nanotechnology Engineering is offered.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The faculty has for groups, namely: applied design, manufacturing engineering, energy conversion and aerospace engineering. It was established in order to train and supply a part of required expert human resources of the country on an equal level to credible universities of the world. Compared with other worldwide universities, it is a young and growing pioneer in both basic and applied sciences.Admission to this groups is very competitive and is limited to the top students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.The faculty of Mechanical Engineering has strong ties with industrial sectors which has been paving the way for involving the students and the faculty members with the industrial research projects in addition to their involvement in national research projects funded by government ministries. With the research funds from the private and governmental sectors several specialized laboratories have been equipped with modern instruments and financial supports are provided for the Ph.D. and Master students who involve in the related research.

Faculty of Arts

The main purpose of the establishment of the Faculty of Arts of TMU has been to provide suitable environment to attract talented students, train them and make them scholars in the arts for universities all over Iran. On this basis, 182 experts have graduated. At present 518 students are doing their courses in various programmes such as painting, animation, specific art studies, theater, graphics, visual art literature, films, architecture, urban and regional planning, construction and building management. There are 30 lecturers and professors in this faculty.

Facilities such as studios, computer center, and library are available to all students of the college. A great number of the directors, professors and lecturers in other universities and organizations are the graduates of this college.

Faculty of Engineering

There are more than 800 M.Sc. and 250 Ph.D. students in the faculty. The staff consists of 65 professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.

Teaching and research is delivered through the following departments, divisions and groups:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • System Management and Productivity
  • Economical Social Systems Management
  • Marketing and e-Commerce
  • Information Technology Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Tunnel and Underground Spaces
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • The faculty also offers part-time and e-Learning postgraduate courses for graduates and professionals working towards Master degrees. With an ever-increasing population of international students, the faculty is developing into a cosmopolitan environment for education.

    Faculty of Agriculture

    The Faculty of Agriculture, founded in 1983, is one of the major providers of training for professors associated with agricultural fields. A wide range of scientific courses is offered for postgraduates and post-experience students. Students can join specialized seminars guided by scientific advisors and take part in research projects of their departments.

    There are more than 900 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the faculty.

    Faculty of Basic Sciences

    The Faculty of Basic Sciences was established in 1982 to promote higher education studies. The faculty consists of three departments including chemistry, geology and physics.

    The Department of Chemistry has four groups:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • The Department of Geology is formed by five groups:

  • Economic Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • The Department of Physics includes three groups:

  • Atomic and Molecular
  • Condensed Matter
  • Particle and Fields
  • All departments of the faculty offer admissions to students at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels domestically and internationally. The faculty has 31 permanent academic staff members (10 full professors, 14 associate professors and 8 assistant professors). Distinguished professors from other universities cooperate with the faculty as invited lecturers.

    There are 50 laboratories in the faculty. The facilities in the labs include XRD, XRF, CHN, NMR90, FT-IR, FT-Raman, etc.

    Faculty of Humanities

    As one of the very first post-revolutionary graduate schools, the Faculty of Humanities was established in 1982 in compliance with the main objectives of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU). The Faculty of Humanities consists of 21 education departments, 97 academic members (at the levels of professors, associate professors and assistant professors) and 59 administrative staff. At present 939 M.A. and 429 Ph.D. students are studying in the faculty. Moreover, 4057 students have graduated from this faculty.

    There are two language laboratories a library with a large number of rare books a computer center and laboratories for Geography, Psychology and Physical Education in the faculty. This is the list of departments at the faculty of humanities:

  • Arabic Language and Literature Department
  • Archaeology Department
  • Education Department
  • Educational Department
  • English Language Department
  • French Language Department
  • Geographical Sciences Department
  • History Department
  • International Term Department
  • Linguistics Department
  • Persian Language and Literature Department
  • Philosophy Department
  • Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department
  • Political Sciences Department
  • Psychology Department
  • Quran and Hadith Sciences Department
  • Remote Sensing Department
  • Russian Language Department
  • Sociology Department
  • Women Studies Department
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences

    The Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences was founded in 1982 at the city of Noor, Mazandaran Province, beside the Caspian Sea, Iran. The faculty offers a wide range of research opportunities in eight specialized areas. Postgraduate students are welcome to work on the M.Sc. and Ph.D. projects under the supervision of faculty members.

    The faculty consists of the following departments: Environmental Science, Forestry, Range Management, Watershed Management Engineering, Wood and Paper Science and Technology, Fisheries, and Marine Biology and Marin Physics. The students acquire fundamental knowledge in their courses and at the end they should carry out their research under the supervision of the faculty members. After graduating, students may be employed in leading universities and research centers in the country.

    Faculty of Law

    Faculty of Law has five departments including Private Law Dept., Dept. Of Criminal Law and Criminogy, Public Law Dept., International Law Dept. and IP law Dept.

    Faculty of Medical Sciences

    Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences was established in 1983 by admitting 65 M.Sc. students in medical science disciplines. The first cohort of M.Sc. students graduated in 1985. Doctoral programs started in 1988 by admitting 26 Ph.D. students in six fields of medical sciences including Biostatistics, Parasitology, Anatomy, Bacteriology, and Biochemistry, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s plans to develop and promote higher education programs. The first cohort of Ph.D. students graduated in 1993.

    Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences has made a considerable contribution to educating students and to training the academic staff required for higher education and research centers in the country. At the moment more than 800 students are studying at the Faculty of Medical Sciences who will join their expected higher education/research centers in the near future. The faculty consists of 20 departments.

    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences is one of the major mathematics faculties in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It has an excellent research and education reputation, a strong, demanding program of graduate study in mathematics, and a full range of excellent graduate course offerings. The Faculty of Mathematical Sciences includes 15 permanent academic members with research interests in mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences. Students and faculty members are encouraged to interact through a variety of courses, and seminars.

    Faculty of Mathematical sciences has four departments: Applied Math, Pure Math, Statistics and Computer sciences. Department of Applied Mathematics is active on Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Optimization. The research areas in the Department of Pure Mathematics include Algebra (Group Theory and Non Commutative Algebra), Analysis (Harmonic and Functional Analysis), Dynamical systems, Geometry (Algebraic and Differential), and Logic. Department of Statistics is actively involved in Spatial and Environmental Statistics, Statistical Shape Analysis, Multilevel Data Analysis, Bayesian Inference and Official Statistics.

    Departments of Pure Math, Applied Math and Statistics offer admission to M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. Department of computer Sciences admits only M.Sc. students.

    Faculty of Biological Sciences

    The Faculty of Biological Sciences was established in 2009. It consists of five Departments: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, Nanobiotechnology and Plant Biology. The faculty has 18 permanent academic staff members (3 full professors, 10 associate professors and 5 assistant professors). Over 11 professors also cooperate with the faculty as invited lecturers. Total numbers of students are 319, (188 Ph.D. and 131 M.Sc. students.) There are seventeen well-equipped laboratories in the faculty.

    Faculty of Management and Economics

    The Establishment of the Faculty of Management and Economics was authorized in 2008 by the authority of the board of trustees of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) and in accordance with the university’s strategic plan. The formal activities of the faculty organized in eight departments commenced in 2009. However, the longer history of teaching and research activities of these departments which covers general areas of management, economics, accounting and library and information sciences, goes back to 1982, the date of the establishment of TMU as the first revolutionary–born, graduate university in Iran.

    The faculty hosts 25 full time and Out of 600 students, pursuing their education at the graduate level (PhD and Master’s).

    Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of the greatest Engineering faculties of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) the only post graduate university in the country. In the past two decades, the faculty of ECE has educated many Master’s and Ph.D. students in the areas of Biomedical, Communications, Computer Engineering, Control, Electronics, Power and as well as the multidisciplinary programs including Nano-Electronics, IT, and ICT.

    Currently, over 166 Ph.D. candidates and 347 Master students are studying at the main TMU campus in Tehran.

    The faculty of ECE has strong ties with industrial sectors which has been paving the way for involving the students and the faculty members with the industrial research projects in addition to their involvement in national research projects funded by government ministries. With the aid of governmental research funds, several strategic research centers have been established by the ECE faculty members, among them are Iran Power System Engineering Research Center (IPSERC), Center for the Innovative Mobile Communication Systems and Center for Confronting the Spam Emails. With the research funds from the private and governmental sectors several specialized laboratories have been equipped with modern instruments and financial supports are provided for the Ph.D. and Master students who involve in the related research. Over 25 active laboratories serve the research activities in the faculty of ECE, some of which are unprecedented nationwide.

    Faculty of Chemical Engineering

    The Faculty of Chemical Engineering trains students and conducts research in the field of Chemical Engineering including chemical engineering, Polymer, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering in departments.

    There are more than 187 M.Sc. and 126 Ph.D. students in the faculty. The present staff of the faculty consists of 24 full professors, associate professors, assistant professors and assistant lecturers supported by six technicians and secretaries.

    M.Sc. in:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)
  • Chemical Engineering (process, Separation, Thermo kinetic)
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Polymerization Process Engineering
  • Ph.D. in:

  • Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    The Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs.

    The Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers its M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs in the following seven departments:

  • Department of Structural Engineering
  • Department of Earthquake Engineering
  • Department of Highway and Transportation Engineering
  • Department of Water (Hydraulic) Engineering
  • Department of Hydraulic Structures and Marine Structures
  • Department of Soil and Foundation Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Transportation Planning
  • Notable alumni and faculty

  • Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iranian reformist politician and the leader of the "Green Movement".
  • Asghar Farhadi, Iranian film maker and writer who won the Academy Award and Golden Globe and Oscar Award in 2012 for his film A Separation.
  • Hashem Aghajari, Iranian historian.
  • Emad Afroogh, politician and sociologist.
  • Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, mayor of Tehran.
  • Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, former Minister of Science and Technology.
  • Ata'ollah Mohajerani, former Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance (Iran).
  • Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher, university lecturer, cleric and activist.
  • Mohammad Reza Hafeznia, full professor of political geography.
  • Jafar Towfighi, Iranian chemical engineer, academic and politician who served as minister of science, research and technology in the cabinet headed by then president Mohammad Khatami from 2003 to 2005.
  • Farhad Daneshjoo, the current president of the Azad University and the former president of TMU.
  • Masoumeh Ebtekar, a scientist, journalist and politician, the first woman vice president of Iran.
  • Gholamali Montazer, Deputy Director of Iran's National Elites Foundation.
  • Onish Aminelahi, Iranian Graphic Designer, and member of 6th Board to IGDS (Iranian Graphic Designers' Society)
  • Mohammad hossein papoli yazdi ,full professor of geography
  • University name

    The university's name is a reference to its original purpose, that is, training competent professors for universities all around the country. Tarbiat Modares University was initially in charge of training (tarbiat, تربيت, in Persian) university lecturers (modares, مدرس, in Persian), and selecting its students by a strict screening process in order to reach its aims. Later, however, it admitted students similar to other universities.

    The university is not named after Sayyed Hassan Modaress, the revolutionist cleric.


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