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Main EntranceAmirkabir University of Technology is one of the oldest higher education technical and engineering institutes. Throughout many years and especially after the Islamic Revolution AUT has offered continuous service and has contributed to achieving many educational and research goals.

AUT started its activities since 1958 and over time expanded its size and quality to the point that it is presently referred to as “Iran’s mother industrial university”. With a background of more than 50 years of brilliant activity has been able to acquire a leading status among Iranian universities.

Some the accomplishments of AUT are:

  • Elevation to the status of Center of Excellence in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, textile engineering, medical engineering, aeronautics engineering, civil engineering and computer and information technology engineering
  • Acquisition of the best award in Khwaramzmi Festival and winning more than 20 awards in this festival and top rankings in student, national and international Olympiads
  • Winning prestigious awards by elite and creative students in various international and national competitions such as Chemicar, Robotic, etc
  • Being awarded the best research university among Iranian universities by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
  • Winning the first award of industrial ties and conducting important national plans
  • Scientific and inter-university connections and signing MOUs with foreign universities
  • Signing a large number of research contracts with various research and industrial centers
  • Attracting highly talented students and prodigies and providing them with special offers such as the possibility of studying two programs at the same time and entering the MSc and PhD levels without taking the entrance exams
  • Enjoying large and well-equipped laboratories and conducting outstanding important national projects like design and making of the fastest super-cluster computer and design, making, and launching satellites.
  • Holding virtual training courses at the MSc level
  • Holding meetings, conferences and seminars at the national and international levels
  • Being a pioneer in nuclear research and benefiting from the significant role of its faculty members and students in Iran’s success in acquiring the nuclear fuel cycle
  • Having several faculty members among “enduring visages” and many students among “honorary” students of Iran

Robocup Scientific Competition

The closing ritual of Robocup Scientific Competition among Iranian universities at AUT

Central Amphitheater AUT with 15 faculties namely, electrical engineering, medical engineering, polymer engineering, mathematics and computer science, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, civil and environmental engineering, physics and nuclear engineering, computer and information technology, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgical engineering, textile engineering, petroleum engineering, ship engineering, and aeronautics engineering and also a well-equipped educational site in Bandar Abbas and an academic unit in Mahshahr with more than 450 full-time training staff and with the capacity of about 10,000 students in 35 undergraduate majors, around 90 MSc majors and 36 PhD and post-doc programs is training the human resources needed by the Iranian society. Up to now, AUT has trained over 30000 experts in different basic sciences and technical majors and has played a significant role in the industrial, economic, and management growth of the nation.
AUT also offers courses in 7 educational departments including MBA, philosophy of science, future studies, Islamic thought, foreign languages, physical education and chemistry.

In line with extensive educational activities, AUT embarks on important research activities and has contributed to the development of the research trend as the cornerstone for educational quality, and technological advancement and has gained a lot in both education and research which has led to the establishment of different research centers including: Science, Technology and Nano Engineering, ICT, Development of Space Science and Engineering, Energy and Process Design, Oil, Gas and Petrochemistry, Environment, New Technologies, Applied Telecommunication and Electromagnetics, Safe Network operation, Materials and Advanced Technologies in Textile, پرتو فرآيند, optics, laser and photonics, transportation and intelligent systems, and research centers such as: food processes and environmental technology, concrete technology and durability, industry and productivity, mapping and location information.
It is worth noting that in addition to research centers, AUT benefits from the cooperation of 18 incubation and entrepreneurship companies.

Central LibraryThe library and document center at AUT is the largest technical and engineering library in Iran’s capital is one of the richest academic libraries in the technical and engineering field in the region. This library includes a central library and 16 satellitic libraries in Tehran and Bandar Abbas and offers visitors books, journals, papers, disks and databases.
Also the recreational facilities of AUT include extra-curricular and cultural office, office of student residence, Office of Nutrition affairs, office of student welfare, department of physical education and sport activities and publishing, sanitation and counseling center.

AUT has been one of the leading Iranian universities in scientific, educational and HR training affairs and has played its role in the industrial development of Iran, and now this university attempts to rank among the top 300 universities and one of the top three universities in the Middle East benefiting from leading educational and research systems.

Histroy

Old Entrance

The initial establishment and formation of AmirKabir University of Technology (AUT) dates back to October 1956. The initial core of the university was, then, formed under the name Tehran Polytechnic in order to expand the activities of two technical institutes of those times: Civil Engineering Institute and the Higher Art Center. The first group of students was admitted in 1957 through an internal exam and AUT officially commenced its activities in 1958, with five engineering majors: Electronics and Electrical, Mechanical, Textile, Chemistry and Civil Engineering.

Along with the gradual expansion of the university up to 1978, the following five sectors were added to it:

  • Faculty of Technology: This faculty comprised the core of Tehran Polytechnic and incorporated 6 institutes or educational departments, namely, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
  • Faculty for Training Teachers of Science and Technology was formed in 1955 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
  • Faculty of Basic and Computer Sciences: This faculty was established in order to offer courses to students of other majors and the courses taught were non-degree.
  • Institute of Graduate Studies and Research: This institute was established in order to administer the M.Sc. programs and the university’s research affairs. At that time, this institute used to manage 5 M.Sc. programs and the Center for Research in Food Industries.
  • From 1977 onward, administration of the Higher School of Civil Construction was left to Tehran Polytechnic and, in this way, this unit was annexed to AUT as the fifth sector.

Dr. MojtahediAfter Eng. Habib Nafisi, the founder of Tehran polytechnic, Dr. Abedi became the president of the university for a few months until Dr. Mojtahedi, the principal at the renowned Alborz Highschool, was appointed president of AUT early in 1963. Dr. Mojtahedi was of great service to AUt and it can be claimed that the university owes to him more than half of its fame and honor. It is worth noting that the sacrifices of Mr. Nafisi through the painstaking process of establishing the university and the altruism of Dr. Mojtahedi in elevating the scientific level of AUT are all of great importance.
Among the accomplishments of Dr. Nafisi, in addition to elevating the scientific prestige of AUT, construction of a central amphitheater and a dining area as well as completing different faculties can be mentioned. He had graduated from a French university in Mathematics. After being appointed president of AUT, in addition to some replacements among faculty members, he embarked on establishing the amphitheater, a restaurant, a sport ground and procuring laboratory facilities and put the whole system in order. After the termination of his three-year period as the president, he established another university in 1966 which afterwards came to be known as Sharif University of Industry.
After Dr. Mojtahedi, Dr. Bina held the president position for about a year and a half after which Mr. Nafisi returned to Iran from the U.S. and became the president for a second period. One of the contributions of Mr. Nafisi was developing a comprehensive history of AUT which was provided by some UNESCO experts whom he had invited.

Other presidents of the university were:

  • Dr. Yeganeh Haeri, the first PhD of Metallurgical Engineering in Iran (1968-1970)
  • Dr. Mohammad Jaffar Jed Baba’i, PhD of Chemical Engineering (1968-1970)
  • Dr. Kazem Najmabadi (1973-1975)
  • Dr Hosein Mahian, PhD of Mechanical Engineering (1976-1978)
  • Dr. Sirus Shafi’I PhD of Mining Engineering (1978-1979)
  • Dr. Miri from the University of Tehran’s Faculty of Technology, from August 1978 for a period of several months
  • Dr. Mehdi, one of the members at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, from September 1978 up to the Islamic Revolution in February 1979
  • Dr. Hassan Farid A’lam, lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, from the Islamic Revolution for a period of several months
  • Dr. Seyyed Kamal-e-Din Nikravesh, PhD of Electrical Engineering (1980-1981)
  • Dr. Hassan Rahimzadeh, PhD of Mechanical Engineering (1981-1982)
  • Dr. Ali Akbar Ramezanianpour, (Administrator), PhD of Civil Engineering (1982)
  • Dr. Reza Hoseini Abardeh, PhD of Mechanical Engineering (1982-83)
  • Dr. Mohammad Hosein Salimi Namin, PhD of Industrial Engineering (1983-1997)
  • Dr. Alireza Raha’I, member at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (1996-97)
  • Dr. Abdolhamid Riazi, member at the faculty of Mathematics (1997-2001)
  • Dr. Seyyed Ahmad Fahimi Far, Member at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (2001-2005)
  • Dr. Alireza Raha’I, (2005 to the present)

It is obvious that besides AUT’s presidents, the expansion and honor of AmirKabir University of Technology in all scientific and industrial realms is due to the attempts and contributions of officials, professors, deans, alumni, staff, and students who have each had their share in elevating AUT’s scientific level and achieving the greatness of the university.

During the Islamic Revolution, Tehran Polytechnic was an active student hub and played an active role in its victory.
After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Tehran Polytechnic became a university in 1979 and was named AmirKabir university of Technology in memory of AmirKabir Farahani an outstanding figure in Iran’s contemporary history who had resolved to expand and develop the pillars of technology and industry in Iran. In order to comply with the cultural and scientific policies of the new sovereignty, AUT underwent major changes in its organization which include:

  • Faculty for Training Teachers of Science and Technology was separated from AUT due to the overlap of its mission with that Teacher Training Centers and was annexed to the teacher training academic system.
  • The Higher School of Civil Construction was separated from AUT and was annxed to a complex named Khaje Nasir-e-Din Toosi University.
  • Establishment of new faculties and courses especially at the graduate level which led to the establishment of six new faculties in the span of 1989 to 1996.