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About Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch (IAUN)

The Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch (IAUN) is an independent comprehensive branch of the Islamic Azad University, located in Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran. IAUN, established in 1985, is the biggest higher education institute in Isfahan province. With a total area of 1277 hectares, IAUN has about one million square meters of developmental space area, including educational, administrative, sports and green space areas as well as 9,094,000 square meters of garden and farmland. Having access to 16 square meters of educational space area per person, IAUN has gained the first rank of land and building ownership among all branches of the Islamic Azad University.

IAUN, as one of the scientific poles of the country, boasts of 35 years of service educating 23,000 university students in 55 educational departments in Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. Since its founding, IAUN has trained more than 86000 students in different fields of science. In IAUN, 450 full-time professors are engaged in teaching and research. The most prominent research achievements of IAUN are about 6800 indexed articles, more than 300 published books, and 1300 national and international registered patents.

Currently, IAUN enjoying 10 approved faculties, 11 science and technology centers, one research institute, 92 specialized workplace, 118 up-to-date educational-research laboratories and 6 creditable scientific-research journals, is a big scientific, cultural and artistic city and is considered as an independent comprehensive branch of Islamic Azad University in Iran. The IAUN is home to the largest academic library in Iran, in a 34000 square meters space, with over 300.000 volumes of books, journals, theses, and dissertations in print and electronic formats.

The IAUN sport complex consists of a standard soccer pitch, futsal saloons, big sport halls, a well-equipped gymnasium, Zoorkhaneh, a covered swimming pool, track and field court, as well as basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis and wrestling courts. This sport complex can serve students from 17 different sport majors. Some other facilities of IAUN include quadruple mosques for congregational prayer, full-facility dormitory complex consisting of 5 girls’ and 4 boys’ dormitories in the campus, and 8 conference and seminar halls. Moreover, the IAUN affiliated medical and educational center, known as Isfahan Hospital, is a leading medical center in serving the university staff and the public. This 5-floor hospital has 2937 square meters infrastructure and has been built in the center of Isfahan.

Having access to 14500 square meters research space area and setting the goal of science development and scientist training, the IAUN plays a crucial role in centralizing research among faculty members and students.

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch (IAUN)

An independent comprehensive branch of IAU

An opportunity for education in a prestigious university

106 majors in Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs

The biggest higher education institute in the center of Iran having the best educational space area per person

A leading university in global rankings

Having the best facilities and educational, cultural and research infrastructure

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Isfahan, the city of art and cyan domes

Isfahan is a historical city in the center of Iran and is the third largest city of the country after Tehran and Mashhad. It is located 406 kilometers (252 miles) south of Tehran, and is the capital of Isfahan Province. Isfahan is an important city as it is located at the intersection of the two principal north–south and east–west routes that traverse Iran. Isfahan flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history under Shah Abbas the Great. Even today the city retains much of its past glory.

Isfahan is famous for its Perso–Islamic architecture, grand boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, tiled mosques, and minarets. Isfahan also has many historical buildings, monuments, paintings and artifacts. The fame of Isfahan led to the Persian pun and proverb "Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast": Isfahan is half of the world. The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world and UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site.




On December 11, 2015, Isfahan and Rasht as the first cities of Iran were designated as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Isfahan was registered because of its creative ‘Crafts and Folk Art’. By joining the Network, cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships with a view to promote creativity and cultural industries, to share best practices, to strengthen participation in cultural life, and to integrate culture in economic and social development strategies and plans.

Some magnificent and beautiful monuments in Isfahan include Menar Jonban, Si-o-Seh Pol or bridge of 33 arches, Khaju bridge, Shahrestan bridge, Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotoun (The Palace of Forty Columns), Ali Qapu (The Royal Palace)



Najafabad, the city of science, faith, and martyrdom

Najafabad, as one of the most populated cities of Isfahan province, is located 25 kilometers west of Isfahan and is increasingly becoming a part of the Isfahan metropolitan city. The designer and architect of the city was Sheikh Baha'i, the famous Islamic scholar, philosopher, architect, and mathematician who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Safavid Iran.

Najafabad was one of the leading cities in the victory of Iran Islamic Revolution and today is known as the city of science, faith, and martyrdom. Some of the tourist attractions of Najafabad are The Seven Towers of Kharoun (Arg-e Sheikh Baha’i), Safa Pigeon House Towers, Great Oil Mill, Zamanian Oil Mill, and historical houses.