Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) is a state run university under the supervision of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. IUT is one of the major universities and research centres in Iran in the fields of science, engineering, agriculture and natural resources. IUT was founded in 1974 and began its academic activities in 1977 with about 800 students in five departments. Today it has 14 departments offering BSc, MSc and PhD programmes. Graduates from IUT have found great and varied opportunities and have played key roles in rapidly changing economic and industrial environments. The established national and international reputation of IUT is based on the quality and distinctiveness of the research and scholarly activity of its faculties and students.