Founded in 1982, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Zahedan (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Sistan and Baluchestan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Iran, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Islamic Azad University, Zahedan offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 34 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Islamic Azad University, Zahedan also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.