Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

The university was established in 1949, making it the third oldest major state university of Iran. It is the largest university in northeast Iran, and has a large faculty. FUM offers 180 bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees to 19,000 male and female students studying under 700 faculty members with the aid of 2000 staff employees.

Engineering Faculty Building
This photo is taken by Mohammad Taghizade, one of FUM's almuni.

To answer Lariue and Château-Gontierdailyphoto's question:

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad is made up of fourteen faculties, namely:
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Literature and Humanity Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shirvan's Agricultural Workshop
Faculties of Literature and Himanity Sciences, Engineering, Science, Veterinary Medicine and Mathematical Sciences are the strongest schools among others.

Number of female students vary from faculty to faculty. Faculties of
Literature and Himanity Sciences, and Education and Psychology have the largest number of female students relative to male students; near 80% of their students are women. According to official statistics, at whole 11,256 female sudents and 7,581 male students have studied in FUM in 2007-08 which means 60% of students were women and only 40% were men.

دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد، دانشکده مهندسی