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