University of Tehran  | The biggest university in Iran

University of Tehran  | The biggest university in Iran

University of Tehran | The biggest university in Iran

Tehran University, which was established by the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi, is the biggest higher education center in Iran, and also one of the oldest universities around the world. Today, it is known as the best university in Iran. It was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Features of Tehran University

Today, it has 25 faculties, 9 campuses and 11 research centers and students with different nationalities.

French higher education institutes were the model in the construction of this university .syllables and courses for the present School of Fine Arts were planned based on a French institute. Being a model for other universities of Iran, it has had an important role in Tehran’s development and formation. The oldest building of Tehran University is Soleymaniyeh Palace in Karaj, which was built in Qajar dynasty and has marvelous painting decorations.

Architectural style of Tehran University is inspired by European architecture, combined with traditional Iranian architecture. The building indicates 3 stages of Iranian architecture:

  1. Traditional stage which includes Qajar artistic style and lanced arches.
  2. Transitional stage which aimed to combine late Qajar artistic style with European steel and concrete.
  3. Modern stage which is known as the systematic architecture of Pahlavi I.

Its different schools and campuses have a proper harmony according to their function, along with differences in details.

* Written by Arefeh Firouzan.


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