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 acaemically 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 427 campuses and research centers in the homeland and 4 campuses overseas, scattered over an area exceeding 20 million sqm, together with a range of hospitals, labratories, workshops, sport facilities, recreational areas and ITC facilites, IAU now welcomes many applicants locally and internationally. All these toghether with 617 SAMA high schools affiliated to the University with nearly 53,000 students across Iran, along with 124 voacational centers make the IAU a unique and popular educational center.