Islamic Azad University is currently one of the largest non-governmental universities in the world, offering many fields of study in the fields of agriculture and natural resources, art and architecture, basic sciences, engineering, humanities, sciences. Offers medicine and veterinary medicine in associate, bachelor, master, doctoral and professional doctoral degrees.
The university currently has 1,568,068 students studying in 346 academic units and 116 faculties of skills and entrepreneurship. Islamic Azad University also has 767 Sama schools in which students are prepared to enter the field of higher education.
So far, 6,458,952 students have graduated from this university in various levels and fields of study. Islamic Azad University graduates are currently collaborating on research and educational projects at universities around the world. At present, the university offers 1,202 non-medical courses and 72 medical courses in various fields of study through its various units throughout Iran.
In addition, Islamic Azad University has 200 research centers, 4,010 laboratories, and 1,694 workshops, due to which, 7,789 research projects in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, mechatronics, plasma physics, science It is running between disciplines and advanced science and technology. Internationally, the Islamic Azad University, with more than 40,000 non-Iranian students studying in domestic units and four overseas university units in Afghanistan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, has transcended national borders.
Pardis Science and Technology Unit is one of the young units of Islamic Azad University, which was established in late 2006 next to Pardis Technology Park as the largest technology park in the country. This university unit is the first technology and science unit of Islamic Azad University, which is located in the innovation area of the campus. Pardis Innovation Zone, as the most important and largest innovation ecosystem in the country, aims to commercialize the achievements of technologists and create a suitable platform for technology growth and market development of knowledge-based companies.
This unit has been able to play an effective role in the development of science and technology in the country, especially in Tehran province, so this unit is the most significant center for the development of startups and knowledge-based companies and commercialization in the technology and innovation ecosystem. So far, more than 500 technology and knowledge-based units and 7,000 specialized and entrepreneurial human resources in the fields of advanced technologies such as information and communication technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, new materials, mechanics, and automation are operating in this unit.
Based on a strategic vision and with a three-year development horizon of 1000 hectares, 1000 technology units, and 20,000 technology manpower, Pardis University of Science and Technology next to Pardis Technology Park soon as the main "Advanced Technology Development Center". It becomes a shining example of participation in the process of development and the industrial leap of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The strategic plan of the campus science and technology unit has been designed since its establishment with the focus on transforming the campus unit into a technology unit. Currently, the main mission of this unit is to train technologists and specialists who, in addition to technology development, can manage technology-based businesses in competitive national and international markets and the ability to lead innovation-based businesses to meet the needs of Gain national. Therefore, this university unit has an entrepreneurial and business ecosystem that provides all the factors of production and growth of a business within the borders of technology for its students so that they can achieve their work goals in addition to scientific advancement.
Intending to increase knowledge, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and skills creation, this unit has provided the benefit of effective specialized business courses for all its students in all academic levels so that these liked ones, in addition to passing courses, gain academic credentials in the field of business, so that they can acquire soft and hard skills related to the technology ecosystem and advanced technology. Also, this university unit, with a look at the needs of the ecosystem and ecology of technology and industry, intends to create new fields of technology in the fields of Internet of Things, mechatronics and robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, etc.
Also, this unit intends to support the technology ecosystem and innovation in the country by the order of the President of the Islamic Azad University, Dr. Tehranchi, by establishing four faculties: 1- Business, 2- NBIC, 3- Basic Skills, and 4- Technology Studies.
At present, the campus science and technology unit is active with more than 5,000 active and talented students in 45 disciplines. Also, about 10,000 students have graduated from this university, some of who are currently working in knowledge-based companies located in the technology park, or who owns the knowledge-based business in the technology park.
This university unit has also been able to train students who have national and international rankings in areas such as robotics, concrete, sports, and culture. Students in this university unit, after spending two academic years, if they wish, can do internships in innovative and industrial companies so that they can work in this ecosystem after graduation. This unit has provided welfare facilities such as a dormitory, sports complex, medical services, etc. for the welfare of its students.
Campus Science and Technology Unit by hiring leading faculty members with specialized Ph.D. degrees in fields such as electrical engineering, computer, mechanics, civil engineering, industry, architecture, and urban planning, as well as law, management, accounting, and Physical education, which are graduates of the country's top universities, including the Sharif University of Technology, Khajeh Nasir al-Din Tusi University of Technology, University of Science and Technology, Shahid Beheshti University, etc., as well as benefiting from the country's top entrepreneurs and professionals In the knowledge-based companies of Pardis Technology Park and efficient specialists in the field of industry, it has been able to gather a powerful network of professors to train specialized students, technologists and entrepreneurs.
It should be noted that some of the faculty members of this university unit are members of the board of directors of important organizations and associations in the country, such as the Engineering System Organization, the Iranian Mechanical Association, and so on. The university has also benefited from the presence of distinguished professors who have been selected as 2% of the world's scientists.
Research, development and innovation is one of the most important goals of the campus science and technology unit. This unit has taken an important step to achieve this goal by defining research projects, dissertations and dissertations based on the needs of the campus innovation area in the field of technology and industry, and by attracting research-oriented and technology students, plays an important role in The country has played the technology and innovation ecosystem.
Also, this unit pays special attention to the creative industries and cultural technology with an intelligent view to be able to realize the wealth of soft technologies and play an effective role along with the developed countries in training efficient specialists in this field. Areas such as animation, games, media, sports and handicrafts, design and architecture, and electronic publishing are among the focus areas of the campus science and technology unit in the field of culture.
It is hoped that to move towards development, technology, and innovation, and considering the potentials of the region and relying on specialized and committed people, the science and technology unit of the campus in the not too distant future will be one of the main actors in the rise and fall. Industrial Iran to become Islamic.