“Islamic Azad University-IAU should be the manifestation of an Islamic university in its real meaning”, IAU Acting Director General for Int’l Affairs mentioned.
“It is an honor for me to accept this responsibility. The mission that the supreme leader of Iran has entrusted to Dr.Velayati and the university’s staff, is not considered as an ordinary daily issue, rather it is supposed as the manifestation of an Islamic university in its real meaning, and the graduates of university should have such a view,” Mr. Alireza Sheikh Attar at the ceremony of reverence, and introduction of the ex and new directors of Int’l Office pointed out.
 “We hope to continue his good deeds, and act properly according to the policies of Dr. Velayati, and Dr. Rahbar,” Dr. Sheikh Attar mentioned by appreciating the efforts of the previous director.
  “Dr. Velayati has a theory regarding Iran, considering the country in geographical perspective and cultural view, the latter will lead Iran beyond the borders.
The President of Islamic Azad University (IAU) appointed Dr. Alireza Sheikh Attar as the Acting Director General for Int’l Affairs via the following decree:
Dear Dr. Alireza Sheikh Attar
Regarding your commitment and worthy executive records, according to this decree, you are appointed as the Acting Director General for the IAU’s Int’l Affairs Office.
It is hoped to invest your capabilities and efforts on preserving the University’s interests and dignities through observing the divine virtue, and proper application of human resources.
Dr. Farhad Rahbar also, appreciated the efforts and endeavors of Dr. Hossein Ebrahimi, the former Director General of IAU’s Int’l Office, in a separate letter.
Dr. Ebrahimi declared that IAU branches, and majors in Lebonan, and Afghanistan will be expanded.
 “Further to the MoU signed between IAU and Iraqi side, the University’s branches will be established in 5 cities of Iraq,” Dr. Ebrahimi declared.
Dr. Ebrahimi also referred to the study plan for the settlement of IAU branch in Azerbaijan further to the meeting of IAU president with the Azari ambassador to Tehran.
“Approximately 9000 Non-Iranian students are currently studying at domestic and overseas branches of Islamic Azad University (I.A.U),” Director General for International Affairs of IAU announced.
“Admission of non-Iranian students is a process under direct interaction with Student Affairs Organization of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology regarding Consular, Visa, and Accommodation affairs,” Dr. Hossein Ebrahimi mentioned.
“Islamic Azad University is leading in non-Iranian students’ admission. For this purpose, the website for the admission of Non-Iranian students without entrance exam was launched in 3 languages (Persian, Arabic, and English), reachable at: “”. Accordingly, there is no need for students to have physical presence at university branches or central organization for the registration process. Accordingly, 2352 applicants have registered via the website since December 2015,” He added.
“Islamic Azad University Central Organization is the principal organization for Non-Iranian Students’ admission. Among the objectives of Int’l Office is to admit at least 50 thousands non-Iranian students till 2025,” Dr. Ebrahimi pointed out.
He also mentioned that Islamic Azad University has three overseas branches in Emirates, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, and totally more than 3000 students are currently studying at these branches.
Dr. Ebrahimi also added that, the redevelopment plan of IAU Oxford Branch is underway.
Ebrahimi pointed to the regulation of the items in the meeting between Dr. Valayti and the Representative of Iraqi Supreme Council.
He also mentioned to the majors that are to be taught at IAU Iraq branched and added that, in the first phase Basic Sciences are our purpose further to the needs of Iraqi societies and in future we are planning to prepare Engineering and Medical Sciences as well.
He referred to the approval of IAU degree certificates at Iraq Ministry of Science besides the presence of many Iraqis at IAU branches who welcome the establishment of an IAU local branch in their cities that are predicted to be set up in Basra, Najaf, Karbala and possibly Baghdad.