IAU is one of the greatest success stories of higher education in Iran and the region, if not in the World. Since its inception in 1982, it has grew profoundly both physically and academically to become one of the largest HE institutions globally. Over the years, IAU has promoted ‘ higher education for all ‘ as its key objective. This has been a challenging task but the University managed to overcome many of the challenges by creating a community of hardworking students and staff in every corner of the country. Three decades of academic hard work and perseverance have now bore fruit and we are proud to have a community of over 4 million graduates, 1.7 million current students, 29 thousands faculty members and over 35 thousands administrative staff. With 472 campuses and research centers in the homeland and 4 campuses overseas, scattered over an area exceeding 20 million sqm, together with a range of hospital, laboratories, workshops, sports facilities, recreational areas and ITC facilities , IAU now welcomes many applicants locally and internationally. All these together with 617 SAMA high schools affiliated to the University with nearly 53,000 students across Iran, along with 124 vocational centers make the IAU a unique and popular educational center.
History of QOM IAU
November 1985 witnessed the establishment of one of the most important academic centers in the country , namely the Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University (QOMIAU),tasked to enhance the youth education enabling them to specialize and be more efficient.Located in Tehran ,the SRBIAU began activities with the enrolment of 250 students in humanities,engineering,basic sciences and agriculture .
In relatively no time QOMIAU grew so fast that presently it is home to 16 faculties and 4 research – laboratory centers offering 334 disciplines at graduate and doctorate levels with a total of 15500 graduates .
The QOMIAU academic staff includes 800 highly qualified full time and part time members as well as a visiting professors from amongst the notable personalities in the realm of science and research.
The research and educational processes in the QOMIAU are in line with the provisions and enactment of the Islamic Azad University High Council of Planning and those of the Ministry of Science .Research and Technology.
Activities of QOMIAU have brought considerable benefits to the country ,including the establishment of research centers such as Gene Bank registration of a number of inventions by student body and conduct of several research projects.
The graduate and PhD students of the QOMIAU along with the faculty members have so far published numerous papers in ISI journal paving the way for accomplishing and promoting the mission and vision of the university.