Oldest Universities in Iran

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Iran? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 309 Iranian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

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