About the University and Conference venue
The University of Guilan began its educational operations as the Graduate School of Businessin1974.
It became the 17th university in Iran after it obtained its approval from the Higher Education Council in 1976.Through a collaborative agreement between Iran and Germany, the university began its activities by accepting 155 students in 9 fields. With 9 faculties, 1 international campus, and 2 research centers, it is the largest academic institution in Northern Iran. At present, it has 534 academic staff members which is composed of 75Instructors, 313 Assistant Professors, 107 Associate Professors, and 39 Full Professors. Every academic year, it admits more than 7,000 students in Bachelor, Master and Ph.D levels, in day and evening sessions. It has 9,981 students in Bachelor’s level, 5,112 in Master’s level and 939 in Ph.D level. Currently, it has scientific relations with the members of the Association of State Universities of the Caspian Sea Region, Caucasian Region and a number of universities of the European Union, and they share exchange students and academic staff.
There are nearly 17000 students in 112 fields of study at the University of Guilan, which are composed of undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholars. Spread over four campuses with a total area of more than 2.5 km2, the University has a lively, creative and intimate atmosphere. The University of Guilan was originally founded in 1974 and started its academic activities two years later with 120 students in seven departments : Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry and German Literature.
Today, with more than 500 academic staff, 9 faculties and three research centers, the University of Guilan is the largest academic institution in Northern Iran. There is a wide range of courses offered in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Humanities, Physical Education, Natural Resources, and Art and Architecture. More than 112 courses are offered in 35 departments, leading to B.Sc., M.Sc., B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. These courses aim to combine the traditional academic approach with new knowledge, methodology and technology, wherever appropriate. The University’s fundamental mission is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and its understanding. The University of Guilan aims to improve the range and quality of the education it offers, as well as the research activities, and to enhance the environment in which students and staff work. It is committed to reinforcing its reputation as a center of excellence.
Only 30 kms away from the Caspian Sea, the University of Guilan is particularly fortunate in its position in the capital city of Guilan Province. Guilan is the territory of forest and rain, rice and silk, beds of roaring rivers and the area of growth of wild violets, primroses, water lilies, and the habitat of swans, ducks and thousands of beautiful plants. An environment where plains, mountains and the sea are touching to create magnificent beauty. A territory full of life and joy with an enchanting nature, which at the same time is a source of dynamism and effort as well as inspiration of tranquility, stimulation of thought and creativity.