Sharif University of Technology (SUT) is the highest ranked technological university in the Islamic Republic of Iran. SUT has expanded its services and today, it comprises 13 different departments in science and engineering. All departments offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs. SUT has established several research centers. These centers, while maintaining their own separate identities, co-exist within the university system. This arrangement gives individual researchers the opportunity and flexibility to conduct research while establishing a working relationship between the university and industry. There are also computer, languages and linguistics, Islamic studies, graphics, workshop and physical education centers on campus, as well as a large central library. SUT is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Sharif University of Technology has earned a respected reputation and rank among institutes of higher learning in the Middle East. It strives to continue improving its standards.
Undergraduate admission to SUT is limited to the top 5% of students who pass the national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. The university also offers seminars and off-campus programs designed to allow professional engineers to keep pace with the technological changes in their particular fields of endeavor. The two International Campuses on Kish Island and in Tehran admit students from all over the world. SUT operates on the semester system. Fall semester runs from mid-September through mid-January and spring semester runs from early February through May. Students may supplement their classroom work with laboratory courses, independent study and research under the supervision of the faculty.
In SUT campus there are various resources for cultural and recreational activities including two auditoriums and some buildings. The physical education center provides courses and extracurricular sports programs for both men and women, including intramural and intramural competitions. There is also a stadium in use for cultural activities such as music. There are a number of live-in dormitories attached to the university and the campus has self-service restaurants.
The university is located in Tehran, the capital and largest city of the Islamic Republic of Iran. More importantly, Tehran is the industrial nerve center of Iran. It is the ideal location for a technical institution such as SUT which seeks to orient its scholarly pursuits toward the satisfaction of the scientific and technological needs of industry and society as a whole.