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History of IAU

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 ۱۹۸۲, 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 student 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 ۴ million graduates, ۱.۷ million current students, ۲۹ thousands faculty members and over ۳۵ thousands administrative slaff. with ۴۷۲ campuses and research centers in the homeland and ۴ campuses overseas, scattered over an area exceeding ۲۰ million sqm, together with a range of hospitals, workshops, sport facilities, recreational areas and ITC facilities , IAU now welcomes many applicants locally and internationally. All these together with ۶۱۷ SAMA high schools affiliated to the University with nearly ۵۳,۰۰۰ students across Iran, along with ۱۲۴ vocational centers make the IAU a unique and popular educational center