About UT & ME
University of Tehran
University of Tehran is Iran's leading modern university. Considered as "the symbol of higher education in Iran" in national and international rankings, University of Tehran is frequently ranked as the best university in Iran. Admission to the university is very competitive and is limited to the top one percent of students who take the national university entrance examination each year.
Many of the university's departments continued from Dar al-Founun (established in 1851) and the Tehran School of Political Sciences (established in 1899). After its parliamentary ratification in 1934, University of Tehran began admitting students. For the first time in 1937, women were admitted to the university.
Over 990,000 square meters of educational space
Number of Colleges: 9
Number of Faculties: 45
Educational Departments: 133
Research Centers: 55+
Scientific Journals: 124+
Faculty Members (Total): 2,144
Associate Professors: 607
Assistant Professors: 1,026
Students (Total): 55,297
Ph.D. Students: 9,390
Professional Doctorate Degree: 512
Master's Students: 26,687
Bachelor's Students: 18,708
The University of Tehran enjoys high standing among Iranian and world universities; for instance, it ranked 48th in the field of engineering in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking. Its global ranking is:
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (2018): 301‒400
QS (2018): 601‒650
Webometrics Ranking (2018): 455
SCImago Institutions Rankings (2018): 429
University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) (2017‒2018): 309
Times Higher Education (2018): 601‒800
CWTS Leiden Ranking (2017): 670
Green Metric (2017): 414
U.S. News (2018): 462
Approximately 1100 international students, coming from 44 countries, are enrolled in a degree program at University of Tehran, 66% of whom are male and 34% are female. Among these, 20% are Bachelor students, 47% Master students, and 33% PhD students.
School of Mechanical Engineering
Since its establishment in 1934, the School of Mechanical Engineering has grown to one of the largest and most prestigious schools of engineering in Iran. It has often occupied the top ranking position among mechanical engineering schools in the country. School of Mechanical Engineering with more than 80 years of educational and research background, strives to train skilled engineers based on the highest national and international standards. It has a total enrollment of 190 PhD, 400 M.Sc. and 570 B.Sc. students. This school admits graduate students in five specialty fields of Thermo-Fluids, Applied Mechanics, and Manufacturing and Production, as well as Biomechanics and Nanotechnology for graduate-level students.
Home to 66 well-known faculty members, this school plays an important role in conducting applied research and educating students. It has several scientific research centers in Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines, Smart Experimental Mechanics, Optimization of Energy Systems and Turbo-Machinery. The School of Mechanical Engineering is highly ranked in the academic subject of Mechanical Engineering. Its global ranking in ARWU, also known as Shanghai Ranking, in 2018 is 101-150.
The School of Mechanical Engineering is located in the North Kargar Campus of the University of Tehran. The school has two distinct buildings with over 30,000 square meters of space. Twenty-five laboratories, seven research centers, seven research institutes and centers of excellence, as well as three machine shops, high-performance computing facilities and a library provide a dynamic environment for students to excel in mechanical sciences and engineering skills.