Facts and Figures

Last Update: (January, 2019)

History

  • Iran’s leading modern university
  • Some parts of the university were established at the time of Amirkabir, the then prime minister of the Qajar dynasty, within the framework of Darul-Funun (Polytechnic) School in 1851.
  • University of Tehran was officially ratified by the Iranian parliament in 1934.
  • A comprehensive university offering a variety of disciplines.
  • Over 1,000,000 square meters of educational space

Basic Statistics:

  • Eight Campuses in 8 cities
    • Central campus:
      • In the heart of Tehran Metropolis
    • Other campuses:
      • Fouman (Fouman Campus)
      • Jolfa (Aras International Campus)
      • Karaj (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alborz International Campus)
      • Kish (Kish International Campus)
      • Pakdasht (Abouraihan)
      • Qom (Farabi)
      • Rezvanshahr (Caspian Campus)
  • Number of Colleges: 9
  • Number of Faculties/Schools: 48
  • Educational Departments: 160
  • Research Centers: 55+
  • Laboratories: 550+
  • Scientific Journals: 137
  • Membership in International Associations/Unions: more than 25 (i.e. IAU, FUIW, AUAP, IASPO, IUHPS, ISC, COSPAR, IGU, IOBIC, GEM, WTO, IUGG, IFLA, ICODE,…)
  • International Agreements/MoU's: 485+
  • UT was the President of Iran and Russian Top Universities Summit in 2016
  • President of University of Tehran as the First Vice President of AUAP (at present)

Faculty Members (2018):

  • Total: 2,190
    • Professor: 507
    • Associate Professors: 660
    • Assistant Professors: 978
    • Lecturers: 45

Enrolled Students (2018):

  • Total: 52,588
    • Ph.D. Students: 10,414
    • Professional Doctorate Degree: 568
    • Master's Students: 22,209
    • Bachelor's Students: 19,397
  • Capacity of University Dormitories in the city of Tehran: 12,000 residents

International Students (2018):

  • Full Time Degree Seeking Students: 967
    • Ph.D. Students: 372
    • Master's Students: 386
    • Bachelor's Students: 209
  • Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking Students: 1800+


     
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Staff (2018):

  • Total: 4,262

University Ranking:

National University Ranking:

  • Ranking of Universities and Research Institutes of Iran (to 2017): 1

Global University Rankings:

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (2018): 301 - 400
  • QS (2019): 701-750
  • Webometrics Ranking (July 2018): 390
  • SCImago Institutions Rankings (2018): 429
  • URAP (2018-2019): 299
  • Times Higher Education (2019): 601-800
  • CWTS Leiden Ranking (2018, PP (top 10%)): 679
  • Green Metric (2017): 414
  • U.S. News (2019): 438

Global Subject/Faculty Rankings:

  • ARWU (2016):
    • Engineering: 48
  • QS (2018):
    • Architecture: 151-200
    • Geography: 151-200
    • Agriculture and Forestry: 251-300
    • Materials Sciences: 251-300
    • Engineering - Electrical and Electronic: 301-350
    • Engineering - Mechanical: 301-350
    • Medicine: 451-500
  • U.S. News (2019):
    • Engineering: 39
    • Agricultural Sciences: 67
    • Computer Science: 143
    • Materials Science: 169
    • Chemistry: 256
    • Plant and Animal Science: 287
    • Environment/Ecology: 347
    • Biology and Biochemistry: 384
    • Physics: 449
  • CWUR (2017): 
    • Engineering - Petroleum: 4
    • Engineering, Manufacturing: 10

Academic Publications (January 31, 2019):

  • No. of Web of Science Indexed Documents (Indexes: SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, A&HCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, BKCI-S, BKCI-SSH, CCR-EXPANDED, IC., ESCI; From 1972): 42,071
  • No. of Scopus Indexed Documents (From 1953): 50,796
  • No. of WoS 2018 Indexed Documents: 4,234
  • No. of Scopus 2018 Indexed Documents: 5,219
  • H-Index (WoS): 121
  • H-Index (Scopus): 137
  • Citations per Paper (ESI): 8.44
  • International Collaborations: ~26% of Documents

Library Statistics:

  • Number of Central & Specialized Libraries of Colleges/Faculties: 56
  • Members: 75,000
  • Daily users: Over 2,000
  • 1.5+ millions books
  • 300,000+ journals in 18,000 titles
  • 60,000+ historically significant and unique documents
  • 2,000+ historical maps
  • 40,000+ historical photographs
  • 3,000+ titles of lithography printed books
  • 2,700+ Newspaper and magazine titles (since 1843)
  • 18,000+ manuscripts
  • 60,000+ electronic versions of theses and dissertations
  • Seismic data (all records over 3 Richter in Iran since 1993)

2018 Graduates:

  • Total: 9,897
    • Ph.D. Students: 1,144
    • Professional Doctorate Degree: 64
    • Master's Students: 5,217
    • Bachelor's Students: 3,472