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History :
 
 The Islamic Azad University (IAU), as the largest attending university in the world and one of the main achievements of the Islamic Revolution of I. R. Iran, was established in 1982 with the support of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the late Imam Khomeini. The activities of the IAU, from the early days of its establishment, show that its slogan of “Higher Education for All” has always been the backbone of the university’s working plans through which it is considered as the most important aid to fairly distribute science across Iran. Besides, the university has reached the expected climax and considered as the non-profit, non-governmental leading university in terms of the quality and growth.
 
Via almost four decades of achievements in the fields of science, education and technology, the IAU now enjoys over 5,000,000 graduates, over 1,300,000 current students, over 70,000 full-time, part-time, visiting and adjunct faculty members and lecturers, and over 35,000 administrative staff across Iran. With over 369 university campuses and educational centers, built on an area exceeding 20 million square meters, huge complexes which include educational, research and cultural facilities as well as hospitals, laboratories, workshops, sports facilities, recreational areas and information technology (IT) centers, it is now the focus of hope for many young high school graduates to pursue their higher education studies in the country.