Islamic Azad University, KarajUniversity


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Foundation: 1984

Mission: We will Build a solid foundation for students’ success at all levels through high quality, innovative programs, Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading and teaching universities and measure our performance against the highest international students, Provide the highest quality of learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students, Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards, Ensure excellence across a wide range of disciplines, professions and arts while also encouraging investigation across disciplinary boundaries.

Vision: Having impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, publication, teaching, and entrepreneurship. Developing the world’s most promising students and being a truly global university benefiting the society as a whole. Believing in a culture of higher education built on a positive interaction between learning, teaching and research.


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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldMiddle EastIran
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 771st99th32nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1068th211th101st
Business, Management and Accounting 836th105th30th
Chemistry 909th217th101st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 633rd137th54th
Engineering 641st140th59th
Environmental Science 664th135th67th
Mathematics 626th101st29th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1039th220th83rd
Psychology 304th5th1st
Veterinary 552nd64th22nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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