Sharif University of Technology, the place of intellectuals and elites
Sharif University of Technology (SUT) is the highest ranked technological university in the Islamic Republic of Iran. SUT has expanded its services and today, it comprises 13 different departments in science and engineering. All departments offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. SUT has established several research centers. These centers, while maintaining their own separate identities, co-exist within the university system. This arrangement gives individual researchers the opportunity and flexibility to conduct research while establishing a working relationship between the university and industry. There are also computer, languages and linguistics, Islamic studies, graphics, workshop and physical education centers on campus, as well as a large central library. SUT is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Sharif University of Technology has earned a respected reputation and rank among institutes of higher learning in the Middle East. It strives to continue improving its standards.
Undergraduate admission to SUT is limited to the top 5% of students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. The university also offers seminars and off-campus programs designed to allow professional engineers to keep pace with the technological changes in their particular fields of endeavor. The two International Campuses on Kish Island and in Tehran admit students from all over the world. SUT operates on the semester system. Fall semester runs from mid-September through mid-January and spring semester runs from early February through May. Students may supplement their classroom work with laboratory courses, independent study and research under the supervision of the faculty.
Sharif University of Technology seeks its vision of creating, disseminating, and applying knowledge in a fully dynamic learning environment. This point of view has led to improving the quality of education, and research, providing services to society, and solving its problems to the best of its ability. With more than 48 years of experience, it is proud that with the help of God Almighty and the efforts of efficient and experienced professors, prominent researchers, and hardworking experts and employees, as well as the use of educational facilities and well-equipped laboratories, it has been able to train its talented students to the level of the most efficient scientific bodies, and so offering the country's technology to the society.
The main campus of the university is located in the Tarasht neighborhood, near Azadi Square, Tehran, Iran. This building is next to Tehran's Azadi Tower, which is a symbol of the city and a major transportation hub.