The following lists have been compiled by the Iran Ministiry of Science and Higher Education. It is based on the research activities in the univeristies measured by outputs of universities in indexed journals.

The original list is available at

Top-10 Engineering Schools

  1. Sharif University of Technology
  2. Amir Kabir University of Technology
  3. Iran University of Science and Technology
  4. Isfahan University of Technology
  5. Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology
  6. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
  7. Shiraz University of Technology
  8. Malek Ashtar University of Technology
  9. Graduate University of Advanced Technology
  10. Sahand University of Technology

Top-10 Comprehensive Public Universities

  1. University of Tehran
  2. Tarbiat Modares University
  3. Shiraz Univetsity
  4. Ferdowsi University of Mashad
  5. University of Tabriz
  6. Shahid Beheshti University
  7. University of Isfahan
  8. Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences
  9. Bu-Ali Sina University
  10. University of Kashan

Top-10 Azad (semi-private) Universities

  1. Azad University, Tehran Science and Research Branch
  2. Azad University, Karaj
  3. Azad University- Mashad
  4. Azad University- Tabriz
  5. Azad University- South Tehran
  6. Azad University, Arak
  7. Azad University, Khurasgan
  8. Azad University, Central Tehran
  9. Azad University, ShahReza
  10. Azad University, Ardebil

Top Art Schools

  1. Tabriz University of Art
  2. Isfahan University of Art
  3. Tehran University of Art
  4. Shiraz University of Art