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10/07/11

Tehran's Sharif University among the top 350 universities

Iran's Sharif University of Technology is among the top 350 universities in Times Higher Education's list of the world's top universities for 2011-2012. Sharif has been ranked in the 301-350 group.

Information about Sharif University:

Sharif University of Technology is one of the most prestigious universities in Iran, and is considered Iran's MIT. The university is located within walking distance of Azadi Square in the capital Tehran and is named after Majid Sharif Vaghefi, a former student who was killed in 1975. It was formerly named the Aryamehr University of Technology.

Sharif University provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 14 main departments. The student body consists of about 6000 undergraduate students and 3700 graduate students. Funding for Sharif University is provided by the government and through private investments. Undergraduate admission to Sharif is limited to the top 1 percent of students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. (read more on wikipedia)

Information about Times Higher Education World University Rankings (source: Times Higher Education):

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were developed in concert with our rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters, with expert input from more than 50 leading figures in the sector from 15 countries across every continent. We believe we have created the gold standard in international university performance comparisons.

Our rankings of the top universities across the globe employ 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities, from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. These 13 elements are brought together into five headline categories, which are:

  • Teaching - the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
  • Research - volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
  • Citations - research influence (worth 30 per cent)
  • Industry income - innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
  • International outlook - staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).

The overall world top 200 rankings, the banded lists of a further 200 "best of the rest" universities, and the six tables showing the top 50 institutions by subject are based on criteria and weightings that were carefully selected after extensive consultation. We recognise that different users have different priorities, so to allow everyone to make the most of our exceptionally rich data and gain a personalised view of global higher education, the tables on this site can be manipulated. Users can rank institutions by their performance in any one of the five broad headline categories to create bespoke tables or make regional comparisons via our area analyses.

 

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