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Amirkabir University of Technology
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT, دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر), formerly named Tehran Polytechnic, was founded in 1958 and began activities with five engineering departments. In 1982, AUT under went a series of reforms in education and research which put forward a new era in its activities. At present, AUT offers, with an overall number of 7000 students, undergraduate and post graduate programs . It has fourteen engineering departments, five research centers and an associated university complex located at the town of Tafresh near Tehran. AUT enjoys the co-operation of about 480 full-time teaching members and 550 administrative employees. The University, in its long term policy-making targeted at postgraduate training, has organized:
- The development of postgraduate studies, both at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.
- The expansion of industrial and academic links with other national and international institutions.
- The establishment of new research laboratories.
- The granting of scholarships to academic staff to pursue their doctoral and post-doctoral research projects abroad.
The university's executive branch consists of four departments which enjoy the active participation of various councils in planning and administering their strategic affairs. In addition to the executive departments,there are fourteen educational departments.
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