About the Faculty

About the Faculty

The graduate Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran was established in 2007 as the first academic institution in Iran dealing with the study of countries and regions around the world. Although in its embryonic stages, the Faculty has established itself as one of the premier institutions in Iran focusing on an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of political, cultural, economic, and sociological aspects of a given country or region.

The need for creating an institution of this type had long been felt but the necessary conditions were not met. The vision of an academic institution with an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the world was finally realized in 2004 by establishing the Institute for North American and European Studies. In January 2007, the University of Tehran established the Faculty of World Studies as the first faculty of its kind which seeks to promote effective and practical understanding of major countries. It is important to train young men and women who aim to look at the past and present of other countries and predict their future economic, social, political, and cultural trends. A better understanding of the world at large and these countries in particular, is an essential component of the program and the Faculty of World Studies. This understanding is necessary for the promotion of international peace, security and peaceful coexistence, which are the prerequisites to the overall development of our mother Earth.