Oldest Universities in Iran

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Iran? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 311 Iranian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Iranian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Iranian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Iran

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34 Kharazmi University Tehran ...
52 Shahrekord University Shahrekord
16 Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology Tehran
12 Iran University of Science and Technology Tehran ...
2 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran ...
1 University of Tehran Tehran ...
221 Chabahar Maritime University Chabahar
68 Petroleum University of Technology Tehran ...
214 School of International Relations Tehran
187 Islamic Azad University, Birjand Birjand
200 Islamic Azad University, Gonabad Gonabad
150 Islamic Azad University, Varamin Varamin
240 Islamic Azad University, Babol Babol
182 Islamic Azad University, Mahabad Mahabad
92 Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences Sanandaj
15 University of Isfahan Isfahan ...
8 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Isfahan
9 Shiraz University Shiraz
17 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz ...
202 Islamic Azad University, Astara Astara
264 Islamic Azad University, Takestan Takestan
106 Gonabad University of Medical Sciences Gonabad
20 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz
18 University of Tabriz Tabriz ...
7 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhad
14 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad
112 Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Marvdasht
37 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran
188 Salman Farsi University of Kazerun Kazerun
218 Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Mianeh
96 Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences Sabzevar
26 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz Ahvaz
209 Science and Arts University Yazd
87 Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz
186 Khuzestan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University Mollasani
99 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Gorgan
6 Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran
10 Shahid Beheshti University Tehran
5 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran
272 Islamic Azad University, Behshahr Behshahr
308 Islamic Azad University, Dehloran Dehloran
58 Zabol University of Medical Sciences Zabol
22 Alzahra University Tehran
256 Islamic Azad University, Mahdishahr Mahdishahr
25 Urmia University Urmia
3 Sharif University of Technology Tehran ...
43 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Kermanshah
217 Hazrat-e Masoumeh University Qom
282 Islamic Azad University, Ferdows Ferdows
73 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology Babol
50 Arak University Arak
48 Razi University Kermanshah
54 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman Kerman ...
29 Bu-Ali Sina University Hamedan
147 Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University Sari
53 Shahrood University of Technology Shahrood
27 The University of Guilan Rasht
41 University of Sistan and Baluchestan Zahedan ...
30 University of Kashan Kashan
45 University of Birjand Birjand ...
32 Zanjan University Zanjan
135 Jundi-Shapur University of Technology Dezful
74 Ilam University Ilam
13 Isfahan University of Technology Isfahan
83 Lorestan University Khorramabad
133 Art University of Isfahan Isfahan
62 University of Mohaghegh Ardabili Ardabil
110 Al Mustafa International University Qom
93 Jahrom University of Medical Sciences Jahrom
76 University of Zabol Zabol
57 University of Mazandaran Babolsar
72 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University Tehran
125 University of Art Tehran
82 University of Qom Qom
253 Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr Mahshahr
183 Islamic Azad University, Tafresh Tafresh
165 Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Zahedan
128 Islamic Azad University, Rasht Rasht
115 Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Mashhad
172 Islamic Azad University, Shahr Rey Shahr-e-Ray
95 Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Tabriz
63 Imam Sadiq University Tehran
98 Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Tehran
11 Tarbiat Modares University Tehran ...
111 Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch Tehran
132 Gonbad Kavous University Gonbad-e Kavus
151 Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Ahvaz
146 Islamic Azad University, Kerman Kerman
254 Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Borujerd
126 Yasuj University Yasuj
47 Imam Khomeini International University Qazvin
70 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences Bushehr
35 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services Yazd
177 Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch Sanandaj
166 Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Shahrood
119 Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Tehran
64 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences Qazvin
55 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences Bandar-Abbas
196 Islamic Azad University of Roudehen Roodehen
121 Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch Karaj
229 Islamic Azad University, Kashan Kashan
190 Islamic Azad University, Semnan Semnan
219 Islamic Azad University-Sarab Branch Sarab
247 Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Tonekabon ...
247 Islamic Azad University, Shirvan Shirvan ...
36 Allameh Tabataba'i University Tehran
212 Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur Neyshabur
143 Islamic Azad University, Saveh Saveh
245 Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Gachsaran
227 Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Zanjan
118 Islamic Azad University of Arak Arak
142 Islamic Azad University, Sabzevar Sabzevar
148 Baqir al-olum University Tehran
84 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University Tabriz
78 Birjand University of Medical Sciences Birjand
109 Babol University of Medical Sciences Babol
46 Gilan University of Medical Sciences Rasht
145 Islamic Azad University, Qom Qom
69 Islamic Azad University, Science and Research of Fars Shiraz
250 Islamic Azad University, Masjed Soleyman Masjid-i-Solieman
75 Hakim Sabzevari University Sabzevar
120 Malek-Ashtar University of Technology Isfahan
85 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences Rafsanjan
60 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Shahrekord
130 Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute Tehran
105 Imam Hossein University Tehran
39 Kashan University of Medical Sciences Kashan
94 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Zahedan
44 Urmia University of Medical Sciences Urmia
28 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Hamedan
102 Fasa University of Medical Sciences Fasa
23 Arak University of Medical Sciences Arak
211 Sheikhbahaee University Isfahan
108 University of Maragheh Maragheh
171 Tafresh University Tafresh
193 Islamic Azad University, Arsanjan Arsanjan
192 Islamic Azad University of Bojnourd Bojnord
141 Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Shiraz
21 Islamic Azad University Isfahan, Khorasgan Branch Isfahan ...
260 Islamic Azad University, Maybod Maybod
42 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences Zanjan
201 Islamic Azad University, Dezful Dezful
Un Shahid Sattari University of Aeronautical Engineering Tehran
169 Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Gorgan
173 Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Garmsar
179 Islamic Azad University of Lahijan Lahijan ...
19 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari ...
205 Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr Khomeinishahr
31 Semnan University Semnan ...
51 Yazd University Yazd ...
117 University of Jiroft Jiroft
220 Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar Shushtar
152 Islamic Azad University, Shabestar Shabestar
97 Mofid University Qom
40 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences Tehran
61 Damghan University Damghan
223 Islamic Azad University, Abhar Abhar
89 Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Khorramabad
66 Sahand University of Technology Sahand Town
175 Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Shahreza
216 Arak University of Technology Arak
262 Islamic Azad University, Ashtian Ashtiyan
199 Graduate University of Advanced Technology Kerman
80 Shahed University Tehran
263 Islamic Azad University, Darab Darab
88 Malayer University Malayer
285 Islamic Azad university Kashmar Branch Kashmar
59 Persian Gulf University Bushehr
38 University of Kurdistan Sanandaj
195 Islamic Azad University, Majlesi Majlesi
131 Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute Qom
101 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences Zanjan
189 Islamic Azad University, Sari Sari
107 Sirjan University of Technology Sirjan
197 Mazandaran University of Science and Technology Babol
138 Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Qazvin
136 Hormozgan University Bandar-Abbas
24 University of Applied Science and Technology Tehran
299 Iran University of Industries and Mines Tehran
161 Islamic Azad University, Ahar Ahar
305 Islamic Azad University, Abarkouh Abarkuh
56 Ardabil University of Medical Sciences Ardabil
213 Velayat University Iranshahr
71 Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University Tehran
129 Meybod University Meybod
4 Technical and Vocational University Tehran ...
116 Yasuj University of Medical Sciences Yasuj
33 Medical University of Ilam Ilam
174 Shomal University Amol
259 Allameh Mohaddes Nouri University Nur
274 Islamic Azad University, Aligudarz Aligoodarz
204 Islamic Azad University, Eslamshahr Islamshahr
233 Islamic Azad University, Bandar-e Anzali Bandar-e Anzali
239 Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Amol
104 Tabriz Islamic Art University Tabriz
122 University of Quran and Hadith Rey
155 University of Neyshabur Neyshabur
273 Islamic Azad University, Anar Anar
246 Islamic Azad University, Damavand Damavand
300 Islamic Azad University, Hashtrood Hashtrood ...
236 Islamic Azad University, East Tehran Tehran
235 Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods Tehran
181 International University of Chabahar Chabahar
225 Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology Behbahan
278 Islamic Azad University, Komijan Komijan
176 Islamic Azad University, Parand Tehran ...
160 University of Bonab Bonab
267 Islamic Azad University, Bandar Gaz Bandar Gaz
113 Shiraz University of Technology Shiraz
67 Qom University of Medical Sciences Qom
79 University of Religions and Denominations Qom
81 University of Bojnord Bojnord
243 Khavaran Institute of Higher Education Mashhad
86 Imam Reza University Mashhad ...
206 Fasa University Fasa
180 Quchan University of Advanced Technology Quchan
224 Jahrom university Jahrom
103 Hamadan University of Technology Hamadan
167 Islamic Azad University, West Tehran Tehran
303 Jami Institute of Technology Najafabad ...
140 Kermanshah University of Technology Kermanshah
114 Urmia University of Technology Urmia
91 Shahroud University of Medical Sciences Shahroud
144 Birjand University of Technology Birjand
306 Higher Education Complex of Torbat-e-Jam Torbat-e Jam
127 Qom University of Technology Qom
100 Golestan University Gorgan
164 Ayatollah Borujerdi University Borujerd
228 Islamic Azad University of Urmia Urmia
154 Ardakan University Ardakan
231 Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Ardabil
168 Shiraz Art University Shiraz
242 Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Qeshm Qeshm
134 Dezful University of Medical Sciences and Health Services Dezful
158 University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran Behshahr
297 Ahlul Bayt International University Tehran ...
123 Sadjad University of Technology Mashhad
291 Golbahar University of Science and New Technology Mashhad
304 Hazrat-e Narjes University of Rafsanjan Rafsanjan
Un Sabzevar University of New Technologies Sabzevar
301 University of Garmsar Garmsar
281 Nahavand University Nahavand
292 University of Gonabad Gonabad
237 University of Shahreza Shahreza
269 Kosar University of Bojnord Bojnord
276 Higher Education Complex of Larestan Lar
298 Isfahan Institute of Higher Education Isfahan
295 Higher Education Complex of Saravan Saravan
289 Higher Education Complex of Zarand Zarand
185 Bam University Bam
251 Engineering Higher Education Complex of Esfarayen Esfarayen
232 Sayyed Jamaleddin Asadabadi University Asadabad
203 Islamic Azad University, Damghan Damghan
252 Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan Dehaghan
287 Islamic Azad University, Parsabad Moghan Parsabad
208 Islamic Azad University, Naragh Naragh
283 Islamic Azad University, Hidaj Hidaj
90 North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences Bojnord
288 Islamic Azad University, Behbahan Behbahan
257 Islamic Azad University, Buin-Zahra Buin-Zahra
249 Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Ghaemshahr
226 Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh Firoozkooh
309 Islamic Azad University, Ramhormoz Ramhormoz
260 Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh Omidiyeh
278 Islamic Azad University, Osku Osku
258 Islamic Azad University, Esfarayen Esfarayen
296 Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr Azadshahr
302 Islamic Azad University, Izeh Izeh
290 Islamic Azad University, Abadan Abadan
238 Islamic Azad University, Ashkezar Ashkezar
294 Islamic Azad University, Ajabshir Ajabshir
270 Islamic Azad University, Ardakan Ardakan
271 Islamic Azad University, Ardestan Ardestan
277 Islamic Azad University, Andimeshk Andimeshk
159 University of Torbat-e-Heydarieh Torbat-e-Heydarieh
286 Shohadaye Hoveizeh University of Technology Susangerd
194 Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Mobarakeh
49 Kerman Medical University Kerman
153 Islamic Azad University, Yazd Yazd
162 Khorramshahr Marine Science and Technology University Khorramshahr
293 Islamic Azad University of Golpayegan Golpayegan
198 Islamic Azad University of Ilam Ilam
255 Islamic Azad University of Fasa Fasa
124 ValiAsr University of Rafsanjan Rafsanjan
278 Islamic Azad University of Abadeh Abadeh
77 Semnan University of Medical Sciences Semnan
275 Islamic Azad University, Zarand Zarand
170 Islamic Azad University, Yasuj Yasuj
284 Shiraz University of Applied Science and Technology Shiraz
191 Islamic Azad University of Jahrom Jahrom
266 Islamic Azad University, Eghlid Eghlid
157 Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Kermanshah
184 Islamic Azad University, Khomain Khomain
230 Islamic Azad University, Khoy Khoy
234 Islamic Azad University, Larestan Lar
163 Islamic Azad University, Maragheh Maragheh
222 Islamic Azad University, Kazeroon Kazeroon
149 Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Hamedan
215 Islamic Azad University, Firuzabad Firuzabad
210 Islamic Azad University, Naein Naein
244 Islamic Azad University, Estahban Estahban
265 Islamic Azad University, Nur Nur
178 Islamic Azad University, Bushehr Bushehr
241 Islamic Azad University, Sirjan Sirjan
207 Islamic Azad University, Sepidan Sepidan
139 Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Bandar-Abbas
267 Islamic Azad University, Baft Baft
156 Islamic Azad University, Bonab Bonab
307 Iran Informatic Institute Tehran
65 Golestan University of Medical Sciences Gorgan
137 Islamic Azad University, Quchan Quchan
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