Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), founded in 1851 as Dar-ol-Fonoon , is the oldest medical centre in Iran. With a history of more than 160 years, it stands as one of the most prestigious universities of medical sciences in the region. It brings together a community of faculty, students and staff who provide education, conduct research and take the lead in public service initiatives in Iran. It focuses on creating new therapies for a broad array of medical issues related to the community’s health and well-being. TUMS graduates and professional schools express the university’s commitment to research, rigorous standards and innovative application of knowledge. TUMS is accredited by Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) as a “premier university”. TUMS consists of 12 Schools, more than 80 research centres, 15 scientific pivots, nine educational and health research stations in nine provinces, five technology incubator centres, 16 hospitals with 7,000 active beds and 44 libraries. It offers specialised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.