The Islamic Azad University Karaj, established in 1984, is considered one of the best and most comprehensive branches of the Islamic Azad University.
The Islamic Azad University is a private university system in Iran and is one of the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the world. It has two independent and 31 state university branches across the country, and also four branches in other countries attached to its name. The Karaj branch is said to be in the top five of branches of the Islamic Azad University.
It started out offering just seven fields of study, however the university now consists of 11 faculties – consisting of core subjects including science, theology, veterinary and psychology – 1 high college, 1 technical college and and 3 research centres.
The Islamic Azad University Karaj is located in a prime position at the foothill of the Alborz Mountains in Iran. It is a thriving city which boasts attractive possibilities to students. It combines a cultural hub with all the advantages of a friendly and inexpensive location.The Islamic Azad University Karaj library – one of the largest academic libraries in the region – includes 240,000 volumes and 1600 serial titles, and thousands digital archives and manuscripts.
The university provides its students with several academic and non-academic facilities including a library, sport facilities, and financial aid as well as scholarships.
Partnering with universities around the world, foreign study and exchange programmes are on offer for students at the university, as well as online courses and distance learning opportunities.