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 grownspectacularlyin terms of both its quantity and quality to become one of the largest higher education institutions in the world. Over the years, IAU has promoted "higher education for all" as its key objective. This has been a challenging task but the university has managed to overcome many of the obstacles by creating a community of hardworking instructors, students and staff in every corner of the country.
Now, after three decades of hard work and perseverance, we are proud to have a community of over four million graduates, 1.7 million current students, 29 thousand faculty members and over 35 thousand administrative staff. Consideringaround 400branches and research centers in the homeland and four campuses overseas, scattered over an area exceeding 20 million square meters, together with a range of hospitals, laboratories, workshops, sport facilities, recreational areas and IT 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 voacational centers make IAU a unique and extensively popular educational center.