The founder and head of Azad University’s highest council passed away

The founder and the head of Azad university’s highest council passed away and left the university with grief and sorrows. Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani one of the most important figures of post revolutionary and pre revolutionary movement and one of the high profile office holders of Iran passed away due to an heart attack. He was 82. Following this bitter loss the university was closed last week. We pray for his soul as the founder and father of the university and our thoughts and prayers are with him.


IAU has the highest publications and scientific production in Scopus and Web of Science

According to Dr. Jafar Mehrad, the IAU is at the top position when it comes to scientific productions and publications in a 2016 study. Only in 2016, the Islamic Azad University successfully published 35907 papers which were indexed in web of science’s Thomson Reuters. In 2015 Iran was positioned among the 20 nations with the most scientific productions. According to the public relations office, Dr. Jafar Mehrad is a faculty member at Shiraz University reporting about this matter and its related statistics.