Vision, Mission, Goals and Fundamental Approaches of the Islamic Azad University


Mission Statement of the IAU

The central mission of the IAU is to promote and expand knowledge, skills and capabilities of the creative and intelligent individuals in different fields of science and technologies through the enhancement of the quality of academic life. IAU also commits itself to appropriately respond to the educational and research expectations of the society and of its beneficiaries through improving the qualitative aspects of its educational and research services.

As a prestigious and great scientific center at the national and regional levels the IAU is tasked to contribute towards increasing the welfare and economic, social and cultural development of the society and towards production and dissemination of science.

Based on its fundamental values, the IAU is also tasked to endeavor to conserve the Islamic and spiritual identities. Through building up and strengthening of a healthily scientific competition with other academic and research systems and institutions and through offering curricula worthy of the information era the IAU is missioned to fill the widening gap between the modern technologies and the new generations.


Vision Statement

  • An entrepreneual university effectively contributing to the economic growth and development of the country ; leader in providing educational and research services to the strata of the society; pioneering in production of science , knowledge and theories in South-West Asia; equipped with modern research centers based on international standards; responsive to the modern expectations of the society; being acknowledged and respected in the repeatable international community and having graduates who are contributing to build a better future human society."






……… Sport Complex:


Including a ………….sq.m  sport hall accommodating 1000 capable of hosting volleyball,

handball, footsal, basketball.The Complex also provides facilities for weightlifting, body-building, archery and combat sports



Guest House:


The Guesthouse including a restaurant   and kitchen occupies over ……. of floor space built over four floors.

Guesthouse is one of the first buildings of Islamic Azad University Miyaneh Branch completed some ten years ago,   




Central Campus

Name and Surname     Served Between

1          Mr.Hossein Hashemi

2          Dr. Yadollah Rajaee

3          Dr. Mehrdad Abdi

4          Dr. Rasoul Samadzadeh        

5          Dr. Jaber Davoodi      

6          Dr. AlirezaSonboli 2010-2013           

7          Dr. Ali Salman Pour 2013-2016

8          Dr. Ali Salimi  Shamloo 2016-Continuing

Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch was founded 1993 to contribute to the development of Iran and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of agricultural, natural and social sciences.

Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch presence brought about new methods and introduced innovations to higher education system. In its earliest years, part of Islamic Azad University Miyaneh Branch was located in a small building. In 1998, the University moved to its current campus location witnessed the establishment of one of the most important academic centers in East Azarbaijan and Iran, namely the Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch, tasked to enhance the youth education enabling them to specialize and be more efficient. Located in Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch began activities with the enrolment of 250 students in humanities, engineering, basic sciences and agriculture.

Currently, it is home to 3 faculties and 35 research – laboratory centers offering 150 disciplines at undergraduates, graduate and doctorate levels.

Academic staff of the Islamic Azad University Miyaneh Branch includes 130 highly qualified full time and part time members as well as a visiting professors from amongst the notable personalities in the realm of science and research.

The research and educational processes in the Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch are in line with the provisions and enactment of the Islamic Azad University High Council of Planning and those of the Ministry of Science .Research and Technology.

The academic staff members, graduate, PhD students of the Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch have so far published numerous papers in ISI journal paving the way for accomplishing and promoting the mission and vision of the university.

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 1982, 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 students 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 4 million graduates, 1.7 million current students, 29 thousands faculty members and over 35 thousands administrative staff. With 472 campuses and research centers in the homeland and 4 campuses overseas, scattered over an area exceeding 20 million sqm, together with a range of hospital, laboratories, workshops, sports facilities, recreational areas and ITC facilities , IAU now welcomes many applicants locally and internationally. All these together with 617 SAMA high schools affiliated to the University with nearly 53,000 students across Iran, along with 124 vocational centers make the IAU a unique and popular educational center.

Rector’s greeting

I’m glad to greet you at the site of Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch, where excellence is nurtured, pursued and celebrated.

Since its inception in ………, Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch (located in Eastern Azarbaijan province) has become one of the country’s national and major institution of higher education. It is comprised of 3 faculties as well as main campus:

1-Faculty of Humanities,
2-Faculty of Engineering,
3- Faculty of Agriculture.

Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh branch is located in Miyaneh city. Miyaneh is a city in and the capital of Miyaneh County, Eastern Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 106,738, in 29,609 families. It is the fourth populated city in Eastern Azarbaijan province. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 187,870, in 46,469 families. This university officially accredited/recognized by Iran's Ministry of Science Research and Technology.

Programs offered at the university attract professional recognition through their emphasis on close working links with business, industry, and other professions. At the same time, however, they emphasize the importance of a solid base of general skills and knowledge which was conceived with an eye to the needs and requirements of Iranian society. The University's teaching and research are innovative, collaborative, enterprising, and flexible endeavors, based on the intelligent use of emerging technologies. In addition to two notable libraries, Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch boasts a number of support-for-learning centers and units, including an audio library, an e-library, advanced internet facilities, an educational-technology center, advanced video projector facilities, and an active office for faculty and instructional development.

Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh Branch, has always strived to fulfill its mission as the country's beacon of knowledge. With 3 colleges, over 130000 graduates, and a faculty community of almost 130 members, the university is an active member in several prestigious regional and international associations.

I am proud to invite you to further explore our University, and to become better acquainted with our ambitions and bright future.

Sincerely yours

Dr. Jabbar Bashiri

Rector of Islamic Azad University

Miyaneh Branch

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