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Persian Gulf University

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2023
Asia University Rankings 2023
Persian Gulf Street,, Bushehr, 7516913817, Iran

About Persian Gulf University

Statement, vision, & mission:

Located on the beautiful coast of the Persian Gulf in south of Iran and as the only state university in the province of Bushehr, Persian Gulf University’s vision is to achieve an outstanding reputation in science and technology, to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and active in the international academic community, in the lead in energy and marine studies and expert authority in the field of Persian Gulf studies. Persian Gulf University initiatives are primarily focused on three strategic areas of excellence: energy, petroleum, gas, and petrochemistry; marine studies; and international business and commerce. By prioritizing these areas of scientific knowledge and academic activity, Persian Gulf University aims at strengthening its constructively important role in establishing and maintaining peaceful coexistence and sustainable development as well as enhancing human prosperity and well-being in the Persian Gulf region. The university's internationalization project has begun in recent years, and there has been significant growth in the international indicators, including the number of international academic members, international students, and international events. The university's mission is to become a third-generation international university with excellence in science, technology, and entrepreneurship for responding to the surrounding society's needs and creating values for the society, developing competent citizens, and responsible performance of its social roles.


Persian Gulf University (also known as PGU) (Persian: دانشگاه خلیج فارس‎) is a public university accredited by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. The university is the largest and the first public univeirsty located in the coastal city of Bushehr, Bushehr province, Iran. Persian Gulf University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality, academic research, and graduate employability. It is limited to the students who pass the national entrance examination administered annually by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. The university is established in 1991 first as Bushehr University and started as a Technical & Engineering College with two majors of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. It is one of the best Engineering Universities in the Southern part of Iran. Today, Persian Gulf University (PGU) consists of the following 9 faculties and 5 research units/instiutes that offer 31 undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees (B.A or B.Sc), 50 postgraduate programs leading to master's degrees (M.A or M.Sc), and 12 doctoral progrmas leading to Ph.D. degrees:
• Faculty of Humanities (Knowledge and Information Science, Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Persian Language and Literature, History, and Psychology)
• Faculty of Arts and Architecture (Architecture and Urbanism)
• Faculty of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, and Civil Engineering)
• Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Jam (Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering)
• Faculty of Nano and Bio Sciences and Technology (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Fisheries, and Geoscience)
• Faculty of Agriculture Engineering (Horticulture, Plant Genetics, and Plants Protection)
• Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering)
• Faculty of Business and Economics School (Business Administration, Industrial Management, Economics, and Accounting)
• Faculty of Systems Engineering and Data Science (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, and Accounting)
Research and Technology Units:
• Persian Gulf Research Institute,
• Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Research Institute
• Water Research Institute
• Oil and Gas Research
• Center Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

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Key statistics

  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 23.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 5,499
    Number of FTE Students
  • 42%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Persian Gulf University

  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology