The University of Tehran is a public institution and considered as the most comprehensive University in the country. Rooted in Jondi Shapur University which dates back over 2,000 years, UT was established in 1851 and ratified in 1934 as the first modern university in Iran. The University’s main campus is located in Tehran, the capital city, however, there are more than 8 campuses belonging to UT in different parts of the country. Persian is the main language of instruction at UT, however, English also is recognized as the second language. UT follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Education wise, UT is extremely selective. Nationwide, while UT is the first choice of almost all students in all disciplines, only top 10% of the students can enter the university through the Iranian University Entrance Exam (Iran's Konkoor). Fully empowered with research, innovation, market skills, and demands, UT graduates are playing a central role in the country’s wide range of Industry, Agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation as well Education, Social, and cultural sections, making a vital contribution to the nation’s development, and eventually leading to the success of the country’s governance.
Research at UT takes place in all academic divisions; including humanities; engineering, physical and life sciences; medical sciences; and social sciences. It takes place across a range of disciplines in more than 60 research centres and more than 550 Laboratories. Research funding at UT has topped billion, including funds from the government, industry, community and other sections.
UT library network, which supports more than 30 faculty libraries, is Iran’s biggest academic library which comprises more than 1.3 million physical volumes. UT, from the outset, bore the title of “Iran’s largest Academic Institution”, and now, after around 170 years since its establishment, the University of Tehran still gleams like a gemstone aloft in the firmament of Iran’s scientific knowledge, holding such noble titles as the “First Modern University in Iran”, “Iranian University”, and the “Quintessence of Higher Education in Iran”.
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