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    دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تهران مرکزی

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    Coordinates: 35°45′43.64″N 51°20′20.83″E / 35.7621222°N 51.3391194°E / 35.7621222; 51.3391194

    Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB) دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تهران مرکزی Motto Motto in English Established Type PresidentAcademic staff Admin. staff Students Undergraduates Postgraduates Doctoral students Location Campus Former names Colors Sports Nickname Affiliations Website
    Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi vāhed-e Tehrān Markazi
    Seal of Islamic Azad University
    Persian: آرمان ایرانی برای جهانی‌شدن‎
    Iranian Aspirations for Globalization
    August 1, 1982
    Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi
    1,017 faculty member + 1,067 contracted (2006)
    945 (2010)
    42,946 (2013)
    31,250 (2006)
    3,826 (2006)
    89 (2006)
    Tehran, Iran
    Urban 297,904 m² (total) 156,532 m² (educational) 8,689 m² (sport space) 7,400 m² (laboratories) 5,283 m² (libraries)
    Islamic Azad University of Tehran
             Dark and light Blue
    Futsal, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Chess, Wrestling, Squash, Taekwondo, Karate
    Tehran Markaz IAUCTB
    Islamic Azad University

    The Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تهران مرکزی, Formerly known as Islamic Azad University of Tehran) is a university located in Tehran, Iran. The university is the oldest and the largest branch of Islamic Azad University established in 1982, originally as "Islamic Azad University of Tehran". The university campuses rest on 297,904 m² of various districts of Tehran. It offers approximately 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

    • 1 History
      • 1.1 Establishment
      • 1.2 Chancellors
    • 2 Campus
    • 3 Admissions
    • 4 Rankings
    • 5 People
      • 5.1 Faculty
      • 5.2 Alumni
      • 5.3 Athletics
    • 6 References
    • 7 External links

    History Establishment

    Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch is the very first branch established under the university system which is known as Islamic Azad University, so its history can be traced back to the foundation of the university.

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sought to establish a private university to address the challenges posed during early years of Iranian Revolution -such as Cultural Revolution- and to meet increasing demands of secondary-school graduates for higher education in Iran. On the sidelines of a Islamic Republican Party conference, Rafsanjani mooted the idea with Abdollah Jasbi, who supported and developed the plan to establish Islamic Azad University.

    On its early days, the university lacked sufficient funds and facilities to operate, sorely opening relying on donations made by people and government. The initial endowment was about 100,000 Rials.

    Jasbi rented No. 155 building in Forsat Shirazi St., while Nassir Shekarriz and Mahmoud Latifipour – who were in charge as Chancellor and Vice Chancellor respectively – rented the 6th floor of a building located in Enqelab St., Felestin St. in order to hold an entrance exam in 1982. This university began as the Islamic Azad University of Tehran when it opened the doors to about 200 students, offering six majors in bachelor''s degree and two in associate degree. Soon after, the whole building in Enqelab St. was purchased from Mostazafan Foundation of Islamic Revolution and became the university''s first property. (Current Faculty of Arts and Architecture)

    Chancellors Chancellor Tenure
    Nasir Shekarriz 1982–1998
    Majid Monajjemi (interim) 1998
    Karim Zare 1998–2003
    Hossein Aghaei 2003
    Hossein Mojtabazadeh 2003–2005
    Ahmad Moradi 2005–2006
    Mohammad-Ali Gozashti 2006–2012
    Ferdos Hajian 2012–2013
    Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi 2013–Present
    CampusNiayesh Complex main entranceFaculty of Arts and Architecture

    The university has 11 Faculties:

    IAUCTB Faculties Faculty Location
    Faculty of Arts and Architecture Enghelab St., Felestin St.
    Faculty of Applied Sciences Payambar Azam Complex
    Faculty of Foreign Languages
    Faculty of Economics and Accounting Enghelab St., Pich Shemiran
    Faculty of Engineering Niayesh Complex
    Faculty of Law Enghelab St., Ferdowsi Sq.
    Faculty of Literature and Humanities Valieasr Complex
    Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences
    Faculty of Management Azadi St., Enghelab Sq.
    Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Shahrak-e-Gharb
    Faculty of Political Sciences Shahrak-e-Gharb

    the university has 3 main complexes:

    IAUCTB Complexes Complex Location
    Valieasr Emam Hossein Square
    Payambar Azam Shahrak-e-Gharb
    Niayesh Punak

    The university received 35,317 applications for the Fall 2011 undergraduate class, making it the university with the most freshmen applicants among all branches of Islamic Azad University. In 2013, a total number of 11,789 and 6,061 applications were received for undergraduate and graduate programs respectively.

    • Islamic World Science Citation Database

    2011: 3rd among Islamic Azad University campuses

    • SCImago rankings

    2012: International rank : 231, National rank : 1 (Islamic Azad University) 2013: International rank : 87, National rank : 1 (Islamic Azad University)

    • Abbas Araghchi, MS (International Relations)

    • Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Former Dean of Faculty of Law

    • Abdolhossein Mokhtabad, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Architecture

    • Siamak Ansari, BS (Theater)

    • Ali Daei, MS (Physical Education)

    • Zahra Rahnavard, Faculty of Political Sciences

    • Mohammad Abbasi, MS (Management)

    • Bahareh Rahnama, BS (Law)

    • Sadegh Zibakalam, Faculty of Political Sciences

    • Hamid Sourian, BS (Physical Education)

    • Zahra Rahnavard – Iranian Reformist Politician
    • Mohammad-Javad Haghshenas – Iranian Reformist journalist and Political activist
    • Amir Mohebbian – Iranian Conservative Politician
    • Mansour Falamaki – Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Famer in architecture
    • Hassan Riahi – Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Famer in music and composer of National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Seyyed Bagher Ayatollahzadeh Shirazi – Architect and Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Famer in Heritage site repairs
    • Homayoun Riahi Chaleshtari – Chairman of Zamyad Co. (2008–2009) and board member of Iran Khodro and SAIPA
    • Mostafa Kavakebian, Iranian Reformist Politician and former parliament representative
    • Hossein Allahkaram, Ansar-e Hezbollah activist
    • Ali Akbar Saremi – Architect
    • Karen Khanlari – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Karim Zareh – Former representative of Iranian parliament
    • Hassan Mohadessi – Sociologist
    • Jahanbakhsh Khanjani – Iranian Reformist Politician
    • Ali Najafi Tavana – Iran Central Bar Association President
    • Jalil Maleki – Iran Central Bar Association Board Member
    • Isa Amini – Iran Central Bar Association Board Member
    • Elaheh Koulaei – Former representative of Iranian parliament
    • Ferdos Hajian – Primary school education expert
    • Mohammad-Reza Rahimi – Vice President of Iran (2009–2013)
    • Enshallah Rahmati – Journalist and Translator in Philosophy and theosophy
    • Sadegh Zibakalam – Political analyst
    • Effat Shariati – Iranian parliament representative
    • Hamid SajjadiUnited Nations Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport Vice-President
    • Mohammad-Hossein Farhangi – Iranian parliament representative
    • Habibollah Sadeghi – Painter
    • Saeid Kharaghani – Iranian Ministry of Energy Deputy for Research & Human Resources (1998–2005)
    • Ali Darabi, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Deputy
    • Shabnam Gholikhani – Actress and Director
    • Farhad Nazerzadeh Kermani – Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Famer in Arts
    • Ahmad Bakhshayesh – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Hossein Abolhasan Tanhayi – Sociologist
    • Mostafa Askarian – Pedagogian
    • Mohammad Reza Sadegh – Senior Advisor to President Hassan Rouhani
    • Abdollah Ramezanzadeh – Iranian Reformist Politician, governor of the Kurdistan Province under President Mohammad Khatami
    • Abdolhossein Mokhtabad – Musician, Singer, Member of City Council of Tehran

    As of June 2010, the university has 176,973 alumni which makes it the biggest number among all branches of Islamic Azad University.

    • Mohammad Abbasi – Iran Minister of Cooperatives (2005–2011) and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (2011–2013)
    • Faezeh Hashemi – former representative of Iranian parliament and women rights activist
    • Parvin Ahmadinejad – former member of City Council of Tehran
    • Mohammad-Ali Pourmokhtar – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Mehdi Davatgari – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Rajab Rahmani – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Rahmatollah Norouzi – Representative of Iranian parliament
    • Shabnam Gholikhani – Actress and Director
    • Hanieh Tavassoli – Actress
    • Shahrokh Razmjou – Archaeologist
    • Elnaz Shakerdoust – Actress
    • Kazem Sayahi – Voice actor
    • Behdad Moghadasi – Guitarist
    • Akbar Mohammadi Argi – Football coach
    • Fariba Davoodi Mohajer – Journalist and activist
    • Abbas Araghchi – Diplomat, Iranian Ambassador to Finland & Japan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Ali Shoroughi – Writer and Journalist
    • Laleh Eskandari – Actress
    • Bahareh Rahnama – Actress
    • Azita Afrashi – linguist and Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies fellow
    • Mojtaba Saminejad – blogger and human rights activist
    • Kambiz Hosseini – co-presenter of Parazit
    • Shararh Farnejad – Musician and member of Arian Band
    • Mehrab Ghasemkhani – Screenwriter
    • Hamid Goudarzi – Actor
    • Mahdi Pakdel – Actor
    • Elnaz Shakerdoust – Actress
    • Houman Haji-Abdollahi – Voice actor and IRIB Host
    • Siamak Ansari – Actor
    • Abolfazl Shahi – Artist
    • Arash Dadgar – Theater Actor

    Several students have won medals in International competitions while studying at the university.

    Medalists at 2010 Asian Games Name Sport Medal
    Taleb Nematpour Wrestling 1 ! Gold
    Jasem Vishgahi Karate 1 ! Gold
    Elaheh Ahmadi STR3X20 2 ! Silver
    AR40 team 2 ! Silver
    STR3X20 team 3 ! Bronze
    Mir-Saeid Marouf Volleyball 2 ! Silver
    Farshad Alizadeh Wrestling 3 ! Bronze
    Sara Khoshjamal Fekri Taekwondo 3 ! Bronze
    Saeideh Maghsoudlou Kabaddi 3 ! Bronze
    Fatemeh Momeni 3 ! Bronze
    Sajjad Anoushiravani Weightlifting 3 ! Bronze
    Samad Nikkhah Bahrami Basketball 3 ! Bronze
    Medalists at 2012 Summer Olympics Name Sport Medal
    Hamid Sourian Wrestling 1 ! Gold
    Sajjad Anoushiravani Weightlifting 2 ! Silver

    Other notable sportspeople at the university include Ali Daei, Karim Ansarifard, Mohammad Mayeli Kohan, Akbar Mohammadi, Mahmoud Miran and Arash Miresmaeili.

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