Islamic Azad University, Science and ResearchUniversity


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Foundation: 1984

Mission: 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: 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 centres 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



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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 762nd94th28th
Arts and Humanities 541st35th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 945th130th55th
Business, Management and Accounting 562nd23rd7th
Chemistry 769th143rd61st
Computer Science 612th66th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 520th61st23rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 535th38th14th
Energy 453rd45th20th
Engineering 543rd67th27th
Environmental Science 633rd115th57th
Mathematics 634th109th33rd
Medicine 783rd89th30th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 849th123rd42nd
Physics and Astronomy 623rd62nd20th
Psychology 710th39th13th
Social Sciences 710th61st15th
Veterinary 469th35th10th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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