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 2018 League Table

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