Public university in Isfahan, Iran.
Founded in Isfahan in 1949 as part of an effort to establish public institutions of higher education in the provinces of Iran, Isfahan University had 3,654 students by 1970. It had faculties of administrative sciences and economics, educational sciences, engineering, foreign languages, letters and humanities, and pure sciences, with 450 teachers and 12,000 students, as of 2002. The Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, with faculties of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, and a school of nursing, had 300 teachers and 6,321 students as of 2002.
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