The graduation ceremony took place this month at Tehran’s Milad Tower.
Sharif University of Technology (SUT) is a public research university in Tehran, Iran, known traditionally to be first choice of top ranked Iranian high school and university students in engineering and physical sciences.
Undergraduate admission to Sharif is limited to the top 1 percent of students who pass the national entrance examination.
The university was founded in 1966 with the name Aryamehr Technical University by Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi. At that time, there were 54 faculty members and a total of 412 students who were selected by national examination. Also only four departments were established: Electrical, Metallurgical, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineering. Following the 1979 revolution the university was named after Majid Sharif Vaghefi, a former student who was killed in 1975.
Today the university has grown to an elite school with over 9000 students, 700 of whom are studying for a doctorate, and over 500 faculty members in 15 main departments. Funding for Sharif University is provided by the government and through private funding. The main campus of the university is in Tehran and it has also an International Campus on Kish Island.
Sharif University is known for its large number of alumni who join the academic world. Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win the Fields medal (the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics), is an alumni of Sharif University. Other notable alumni from SUT: Wikipedia | SUT | Notable alumni
Further read: The other Iran | Graduation ceremony at Amirkabir University of Technology
Sources: Tasnim News Agency | Photos, Sharif University of Technology, Wikipedia | Sharif University of Technology