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About IAU, Damghan branch

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Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch launched on July 16, 1985. It began its activities on the basis of the beliefs of the people of Damghan and has now become a solid foundation after more than 30 years of deep roots in the country’s higher education.

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  • Islamic Azad University Website, Assessment and Acceptance at  Islamic Azad University, Alumni Association of Islamic Azad University
  •  Islamic Azad University Medical Education, Farhikhtegan Journal, The Website of the Academic Affairs Office at Islamic Azad University
  • Islamic Azad University – Sajed Comprehensive System


About Damghan City

Damghan is located in Semnan province, on the pilgrimage route and highway of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS) 320 km from the capital (Tehran) and 590 km from Mashhad is one of the historical cities and on the Silk Road. Damghan is one of the great headings of Iranian history. It is known with the world-class pistachio crop as a qualitative feature of this strategic product.

Damghan is today regarded as one of the Cities of Sacrifice (Martyrdom) in Iran, with a reputation of the 675 Iran-Iraq War martyrs, and more than 14,000 War soldiers, as a symbol of zeal and support. Damghan has many literary scholars and is well known for the presence of prominent poets and writers of various genres, and of course in today’s Iranian literature, as well as in the War Resistance Literature.

Damghan is well known for its social origins and the hospitality of its people. It has been well known for its over 400 villages in the distant past with aqueducts and wellsprings, and now, with warm and dry climate in the south and temperate Caspian climate in the north of the city, is the best tourist area in Iran and annually a large population of European and American countries choose Damghan as a tourist destination.

Damghan has been one of the oldest cities in Iran. Its Eco Tourism Houses have been attracted by international tourists in recent years, since people in the world and professional tourists usually love the Damghan Desert, and we have seen a German tourist who travels to Damghan almost every year for the past 7 years. Damghan’s international visitors are very fond of the delicious delicacies cooked by the women of this town and believe that the original taste of Eastern food should be experienced in Damghan. However, historically, Damghan was one of the cities of Qoomes province and it was also the center of this province. The name of city, Deh Moghan, originated from Moghan, means Fire Worshiper, and then was changed to Damghan, over the centuries. The city of Damghan is attributed to Houshang, the grand grandson of King Kiomars, who was one of the Pishdadi’s kings. Once, Damghan was the capital of the Parthians Dynasty, and also considered the fourth climate among the Seven.

In most geography and history books, Damghan has been stated, all of which point to the importance and prestige of Damghan’s Old Town, as it has been on the Silk Road and the west-east route since ancient times. The reason for this claim is that once the Greeks arrived in the historic city of Damghan and found it prosperity, they named it Hecatompylos, still known as Hecatompylos and Centurion – or the City of 100 Gates. Another reason for this claim is the existence of old inns, castles and hills, towers and barracks, and a huge fence inside and outside Damghan, and the oldest mosque in Iran, named Tarikhane mosque. Some of Damghan’s tourist’s attractions are:

1. Damghan Hill Fence in the southern part of Damghan

2. Tarikhane mosque located at Motahari Street

3. The old man “Pire Alamdar” in the Khoriya Kui of old neighborhoods of Damghan

4. The Central (Jame) Mosque in Qaysari

5. Imamzadeh Jafar Complex in Downtown Damghan (Imamzadeh Jafar – Imamzadeh Mohammad – Shahrokh’s Tomb – chel-Dokhtar tower)

6. Cheshmeh Ali, Cheshmeh Ali River and Mansion, Shahid Shahcheraghi Dam and Damghan Watershed Distribution Route

7. The historical castles of Gonbadan Dezh (Gerdkooh) and Mehr Negar

8. Traditional northern villages and desert villages

The city is bounded on the west by Tehran Province, on the north by Mazandaran and Golestan Provinces, on the east by Khorasan Province and on the south by Isfahan Province. In a better sense, Damghan, with an area of 1​​2110 square kilometers, runs north to the ridge and to the Alborz Mountains, east to Shahroud city, south to Iran’s central desert plain and west to Semnan city. Damghan is located in latitude 54° 20′ 8″ and longitude 36° 9′ 48″ and the city is 1170 meters above sea level with a time difference of 11 minute 5 seconds with Tehran.

The visit to Damghan is recommended to everyone.

About Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch

Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch as a member of the large family of Islamic Azad University launched on July 25, 1985 as the first institute of higher education in Damghan city on the basis of the beliefs of Damghan people and city authorities. Now, after nearly four decades, it has become a solid tree that has deep roots in the country’s higher education, and its honors include the training of more than 30,000 successful graduates in Iran and abroad.

The university now has a comprehensive grade of approximately 3,500 students in 6 approved faculties and subgroups of humanities, basic sciences, biological sciences, agricultural sciences, food Technology, engineering, and the Faculty of Pharmacy, with over 100 faculty members ranked as assistant, associate, and full professors. Pharmaceutical Research Center has sponsored the studies on Medicinal herbs to produce and commercialize products. The Center of Sustainability Studies of pistachio contributed to the development of up-to-date technologies, especially in agricultural, crop, horticultural and plant science. The Faculty of Pharmacy at Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch educates the students at professional doctoral degree, including 22 specialized doctoral degrees, 54 postgraduate courses and more than 80 undergraduate and undergraduate (continuous and disciplined) disciplines, has sought to advance in modern science, and it is proud to present itself as the first comprehensive postgraduate unit in the region.

In the field of scientometrics, the faculty members of Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, by indexing a large number of their articles and research projects, have been able to prove some of the university’s research-oriented capabilities. Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch has unique activities in various fields of education, research, students, cultural and empowerment of human resources in the country. This university has also formulated to take a deep vision at its 10 year and 20 year long-term goals and to examine sensitive and strategic points in advancing the country’s higher education goals and the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The main missions of the Damghan University include:

1. Scientific elitism

2. Production of science in the world of technology and information and its diffusion in the path of technology development and nanotechnology

3. Responding to the needs of society to reach the point of equilibrium and relative alignment of all growth and development indicators in an Islamic system based on religious democracy.

Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, focusing on a new generation of problem-focused and skill-based universities, strives to set academic awareness rates on entrepreneurial credentials so that graduates of the university will gain entry into the job market based on their professional experience. This University has all the tools for scientific and research development in various fields of human resources, research laboratories, up-to-date laboratory equipment, growth and research centers, etc. and it welcomes new scientific experiences and willingness. The Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch will serve people for people and with people to develop the boundaries of knowledge.

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