Baghyatollah Medical Sciences University

Also Known As: 

Bagiatollah Medical Sciences University
Baghiatollah Medical Sciences University
Baqyatollah Medical Sciences University
Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
Baqiatollah Medical Sciences University
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی بقیةالله


Box Number: 19945, Molla-Sadra Avenue, Vanak Square, Tehran, Iran


021 87555477
021 87555131
+98 87555250
+98 2187555250
+98 2187555131


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A military medical school that is the primary medical institution for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Faculty members have written about the classification and properties of chemical warfare agents, including sulphur mustard gas; faculty members have also studied the development of a sensor for detecting trace amounts of uranium, and have conducted research in cooperation with scientists from Imam Hussein UniversityTehran University of Medical Sciences, and the University of Tehran.

Operates three university hospitals and 18 clinical research centers, including research institutes focused on biotechnology, nanobiotechnology, microbiology, virology, and chemical injuries; has a Systems Biology and Poisonings Institute; publishes a scientific journal dedicated to military medicine.

Has 8,000 students in four schools; awards scholarships that require students to work for the IRGC upon graduation.

University officials include Alireza Jalai (rector), Abass Ebadi (vice rector for education), and Gholamreza Ali Shiri (vice rector for research); former officials include Jafar Aslani (rector), a brigadier general in the IRGC.

Established in 1994.


Added on November 8, 2012, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; also designated on October 31, 2017, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned on February 5, 2016, by the government of Canada for involvement in Iran's proliferation activities or affiliation with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), prohibiting (with some exceptions) its access to goods, funds, and related services in Canada.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2022 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

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Date Entered: 

July 24, 2013

Date Last Modified: 

December 19, 2022