University at a Glance

University of Birjand, the largest and the oldest university in South Khorasan Province, was founded in 1975 by offering BSc degrees in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. The first president of the university was Professor Mohammad Hasan Ganji, who is credited as being the Father of Modern Geography in Iran.

The university has 14 faculties and colleges and more than 550 full-time and part-time faculty members and instructors. It offers more than 340 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs and has currently more than 12000 students, out of whom one third are taking postgraduate degree programs.

The university has 9 research centers and publishes 12 academic journals.

The Central Library of the university is a well-stocked one where more than 110000 book volumes, 3200 theses and dissertations, 580 academic journals, and 320 research project reports are available.

In line with promoting international cooperation, the university has admitted international students and embarked on international cooperation with more than 30 universities all over the world.

The university is recognized as a comprehensive public university by Iran Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. Based on Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018, the university ranked 301-350 among the Asian universities.

Mission and Vision

We strive to extend and localize modern knowledge and technologies and educate creative and committed experts who consider local, national, and international needs and address the national and international challenges to reach sustainable development.

Internationalization is one of the strategic visions of the university. The university has planned to extend its international collaboration with other universities in different parts of the world, and become one of the leading international universities in Iran.

Facts and Figures


Established in 1975

14 Faculties and Colleges

24000 Graduates

More Than 350 Faculty Members

More Than 200 Part-Time Instructors

340 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programs

79 International Students

Cooperation with 21 Universities All Over the World

Among the Top Asian Universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018)

12 Academic Journals

3 Research Centers

More than 3200 Theses and Dissertations

More Than 300 Research Projects

More than 110000 Book Volumes in the Library

More Than 580 Journals in the Library