Oldest Universities in Iran

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Iran? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 310 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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30 Kharazmi University Tehran ...
70 Shahrekord University Shahrekord
20 Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology Tehran
7 Iran University of Science and Technology Tehran ...
5 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran ...
1 University of Tehran Tehran ...
230 Chabahar Maritime University Chabahar
83 Petroleum University of Technology Tehran ...
192 School of International Relations Tehran
189 Islamic Azad University, Birjand Birjand
198 Islamic Azad University, Gonabad Gonabad
162 Islamic Azad University, Varamin Varamin
175 Islamic Azad University, Babol Babol
87 Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences Sanandaj
202 Islamic Azad University, Mahabad Mahabad
23 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz
12 Shiraz University Shiraz
18 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Isfahan
17 University of Isfahan Isfahan
Un Islamic Azad University, Takestan Takestan
206 Islamic Azad University, Astara Astara
137 Gonabad University of Medical Sciences Gonabad
16 University of Tabriz Tabriz ...
21 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz
188 Arak University of Technology Arak
13 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad
3 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhad
98 Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Marvdasht
73 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran
278 Salman Farsi University of Kazerun Kazerun
186 Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Mianeh
108 Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences Sabzevar
47 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz Ahvaz
197 University of Science and Arts Yazd
61 Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz
273 Khuzestan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University Mollasani
77 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Gorgan
6 Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran
4 Shahid Beheshti University Tehran
9 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran
279 Islamic Azad University, Behshahr Behshahr
298 Islamic Azad University, Dehloran Dehloran
183 Zabol University of Medical Sciences Zabol
28 Alzahra University Tehran
271 Islamic Azad University, Mahdishahr Mahdishahr
8 Sharif University of Technology Tehran ...
55 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Kermanshah
34 Urmia University Urmia
221 Hazrat-e Masoumeh University Qom
261 Islamic Azad University, Ferdows Ferdows
97 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology Babol
52 Arak University Arak
53 Razi University Kermanshah
51 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman Kerman ...
29 Bu-Ali Sina University Hamedan
145 Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University Sari
45 University of Kurdistan Sanandaj
32 University of Sistan and Baluchestan Zahedan ...
31 University of Kashan Kashan
59 Shahrood University of Technology Shahrood
26 The University of Guilan Rasht
33 Zanjan University Zanjan
39 University of Birjand Birjand ...
176 Jundi-Shapur University of Technology Dezful
121 Ilam University Ilam
93 Lorestan University Khorramabad
15 Isfahan University of Technology Isfahan
126 Art University of Isfahan Isfahan
60 University of Mohaghegh Ardabili Ardabil
84 Al Mustafa International University Qom
153 Jahrom University of Medical Sciences Jahrom
143 University of Zabol Zabol
50 University of Mazandaran Babolsar
40 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University Tehran
66 University of Qom Qom
96 University of Art Tehran
225 Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr Mahshahr
99 Islamic Azad University, Rasht Rasht
182 Islamic Azad University, Tafresh Tafresh
154 Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Zahedan
22 Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Mashhad
68 Islamic Azad University, Shahr Rey Shahr-e-Ray
10 Tarbiat Modares University Tehran ...
24 Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Tehran
43 Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Tabriz
38 Imam Sadiq University Tehran
19 Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch Tehran
208 Gonbad Kavous University Gonbad-e Kavus
125 Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Ahvaz
57 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences Bushehr
41 Imam Khomeini International University Qazvin
195 Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Shahrood
110 Islamic Azad University, Kerman Kerman
158 Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch Sanandaj
46 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services Yazd
193 Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Borujerd
140 Yasuj University Yasuj
85 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences Bandar-Abbas
69 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences Qazvin
79 Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Tehran
100 Islamic Azad University of Roudehen Roodehen
170 Islamic Azad University, Kashan Kashan
37 Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch Karaj
67 Islamic Azad University, Semnan Semnan
233 Islamic Azad University-Sarab Branch Sarab
237 Islamic Azad University, Shirvan Shirvan ...
214 Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Tonekabon ...
14 Allameh Tabataba'i University Tehran
89 Islamic Azad University of Arak Arak
229 Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Gachsaran
113 Islamic Azad University, Sabzevar Sabzevar
91 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University Tabriz
72 Birjand University of Medical Sciences Birjand
128 Islamic Azad University, Saveh Saveh
194 Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Zanjan
149 Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur Neyshabur
159 Baqir al-olum University Tehran
114 Islamic Azad University, Qom Qom
134 Babol University of Medical Sciences Babol
58 Gilan University of Medical Sciences Rasht
160 Sheikhbahaee University Isfahan
115 Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute Tehran
264 Islamic Azad University, Masjed Soleyman Masjid-i-Solieman
78 Imam Hossein University Tehran
103 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Shahrekord
124 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences Rafsanjan
74 Hakim Sabzevari University Sabzevar
48 Kashan University of Medical Sciences Kashan
116 Fasa University of Medical Sciences Fasa
71 Arak University of Medical Sciences Arak
42 Urmia University of Medical Sciences Urmia
35 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Hamedan
136 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Zahedan
86 Malek-Ashtar University of Technology Isfahan
191 University of Maragheh Maragheh
152 Tafresh University Tafresh
44 Islamic Azad University Isfahan, Khorasgan Branch Isfahan ...
207 Islamic Azad University, Maybod Maybod
104 Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Shiraz
209 Islamic Azad University, Arsanjan Arsanjan
147 Islamic Azad University of Bojnourd Bojnord
36 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences Zanjan
204 Islamic Azad University, Dezful Dezful
56 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Sari ...
Un Shahid Sattari University of Aeronautical Engineering Tehran
200 Islamic Azad University, Gorgan Gorgan
173 Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Garmsar
118 Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr Khomeinishahr
138 Islamic Azad University of Lahijan Lahijan ...
25 Yazd University Yazd ...
27 Semnan University Semnan ...
240 University of Jiroft Jiroft
185 Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar Shushtar
112 Mofid University Qom
76 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences Tehran
226 Islamic Azad University, Abhar Abhar
49 Damghan University Damghan
157 Islamic Azad University, Shabestar Shabestar
63 Sahand University of Technology Sahand Town
101 Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Khorramabad
167 Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Shahreza
254 Islamic Azad University, Ashtian Ashtiyan
156 Graduate University of Advanced Technology Kerman
239 Islamic Azad University, Darab Darab
65 Shahed University Tehran
123 Malayer University Malayer
266 Islamic Azad university Kashmar Branch Kashmar
142 Islamic Azad University, Majlesi Majlesi
219 Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute Qom
88 Persian Gulf University Bushehr
92 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences Zanjan
223 Sirjan University of Technology Sirjan
168 Islamic Azad University, Sari Sari
144 Mazandaran University of Science and Technology Babol
64 Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Qazvin
119 Hormozgan University Bandar-Abbas
2 University of Applied Science and Technology Tehran
286 Iran University of Industries and Mines Tehran
151 Islamic Azad University, Ahar Ahar
243 Islamic Azad University, Abarkouh Abarkuh
80 Ardabil University of Medical Sciences Ardabil
268 Velayat University Iranshahr
75 Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University Tehran
11 Technical and Vocational University Tehran ...
171 Meybod University Meybod
203 Shomal University Amol
117 Medical University of Ilam Ilam
129 Yasuj University of Medical Sciences Yasuj
280 Allameh Mohaddes Nouri University Nur
238 Islamic Azad University, Aligudarz Aligoodarz
102 Islamic Azad University, Eslamshahr Islamshahr
269 Islamic Azad University, Bandar-e Anzali Bandar-e Anzali
210 Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Amol
122 Tabriz Islamic Art University Tabriz
111 University of Quran and Hadith Rey
190 University of Neyshabur Neyshabur
290 Islamic Azad University, Anar Anar
222 Golpayegan University of Technology Golpayegan
166 Islamic Azad University, Damavand Damavand
306 Islamic Azad University, Hashtrood Hashtrood ...
155 Islamic Azad University, East Tehran Tehran
131 Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods Tehran
241 International University of Chabahar Chabahar
250 Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology Behbahan
196 Islamic Azad University, Parand Tehran ...
177 University of Bonab Bonab
283 Islamic Azad University, Bandar Gaz Bandar Gaz
109 Shiraz University of Technology Shiraz
94 Qom University of Medical Sciences Qom
169 University of Bojnord Bojnord
180 Khavaran Institute of Higher Education Mashhad
Un Islamic Azad University, Science and Research of Fars Shiraz
90 Imam Reza University Mashhad ...
163 Jahrom university Jahrom
201 Fasa University Fasa
187 Quchan University of Advanced Technology Quchan
106 Islamic Azad University, West Tehran Tehran
141 Hamadan University of Technology Hamadan
294 Jami Institute of Technology Najafabad ...
165 Kermanshah University of Technology Kermanshah
135 Shahroud University of Medical Sciences Shahroud
146 Urmia University of Technology Urmia
150 Birjand University of Technology Birjand
181 Qom University of Technology Qom
220 Ayatollah Borujerdi University Borujerd
127 Golestan University Gorgan
139 Islamic Azad University of Urmia Urmia
213 University of Ardakan Ardakan
174 Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Ardabil
282 Shiraz Art University Shiraz
308 Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Qeshm Qeshm
172 University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran Behshahr
285 Ahlul Bayt International University Tehran ...
54 Sadjad University of Technology Mashhad
259 University of Garmsar Garmsar
305 Farzanegan Semnan University Semnan
295 Kosar University of Bojnord Bojnord
303 Golbahar University of Science and New Technology Mashhad
302 Shohadaye Hoveizeh University of Technology Susangerd
276 Sabzevar University of New Technologies Sabzevar
252 University of Shahreza Shahreza
232 Higher Education Complex of Larestan Lar
284 University of Gonabad Gonabad
289 Higher Education Complex of Saravan Saravan
301 Higher Education Complex of Zarand Zarand
272 Higher Education Complex of Torbat-e-Jam Torbat-e Jam
263 Bam University Bam
245 Engineering Higher Education Complex of Esfarayen Esfarayen
304 Nahavand University Nahavand
270 Sayyed Jamaleddin Asadabadi University Asadabad
307 Hazrat-e Narjes University of Rafsanjan Rafsanjan
299 Isfahan Institute of Higher Education Isfahan
260 Islamic Azad University, Naragh Naragh
105 North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences Bojnord
291 Islamic Azad University, Izeh Izeh
265 Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr Azadshahr
211 Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Ghaemshahr
293 Islamic Azad University, Esfarayen Esfarayen
292 Islamic Azad University, Osku Osku
267 Islamic Azad University, Ramhormoz Ramhormoz
256 Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan Dehaghan
218 Islamic Azad University, Damghan Damghan
247 Islamic Azad University, Buin-Zahra Buin-Zahra
257 Islamic Azad University, Parsabad Moghan Parsabad
235 Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh Omidiyeh
288 Islamic Azad University, Hidaj Hidaj
255 Islamic Azad University, Behbahan Behbahan
184 Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh Firoozkooh
277 Islamic Azad University, Ardestan Ardestan
262 Islamic Azad University, Ashkezar Ashkezar
300 Islamic Azad University, Ajabshir Ajabshir
216 Islamic Azad University, Abadan Abadan
281 Islamic Azad University, Andimeshk Andimeshk
275 Islamic Azad University, Ardakan Ardakan
164 University of Torbat-e-Heydarieh Torbat-e-Heydarieh
242 Islamic Azad University of Golpayegan Golpayegan
215 Islamic Azad University of Ilam Ilam
227 Islamic Azad University, Sirjan Sirjan
161 Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Mobarakeh
205 Islamic Azad University, Yasuj Yasuj
95 Islamic Azad University, Yazd Yazd
297 Islamic Azad University, Zarand Zarand
248 Islamic Azad University, Kazeroon Kazeroon
62 Kerman Medical University Kerman
130 ValiAsr University of Rafsanjan Rafsanjan
274 Shiraz University of Applied Science and Technology Shiraz
249 Islamic Azad University, Khoy Khoy
253 Islamic Azad University, Larestan Lar
132 Semnan University of Medical Sciences Semnan
251 Islamic Azad University of Abadeh Abadeh
236 Islamic Azad University, Nur Noor
234 Khorramshahr Marine Science and Technology University Khorramshahr
231 Islamic Azad University, Sepidan Sepidan
246 Islamic Azad University of Fasa Fasa
178 Islamic Azad University, Maragheh Maragheh
179 Islamic Azad University, Naein Naein
120 Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Hamedan
133 Islamic Azad University, Quchan Quchan
82 Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Kermanshah
228 Islamic Azad University of Jahrom Jahrom
224 Islamic Azad University, Khomain Khomain
212 Islamic Azad University, Firuzabad Firuzabad
81 Golestan University of Medical Sciences Gorgan
258 Iran Informatic Institute Tehran
287 Islamic Azad University, Baft Baft
217 Islamic Azad University, Estahban Estahban
199 Islamic Azad University, Bonab Bonab
148 Islamic Azad University, Bushehr Bushehr
244 Islamic Azad University, Eghlid Eghlid
107 Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Bandar-Abbas
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