Iran University of Science and Technology

Also Known As: 

Iranian Institution for Higher Technical Education
Elm-o-San'at University
Iran University of Science & Technology
دانشگاه علم وصنعت ایران

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Narmak, Tehran 1684613114, Iran
University St., Hengam St., Resalat Square, Tehran 13114-16846, Iran
Iran University of Science and Technology Street, Hemgan Street, Resalat Square, Iran


+98 21 77240540-50
+98 21 77451500-9


Entity Web Site:

Iran University of Science and Technology Logo

An Iranian technical university whose faculty has conducted research with applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); at least one faculty member has allegedly been involved in Iran's pre-2004 effort to develop nuclear weapons.

In collaboration with scientists from Islamic Azad UniversityK. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), and the University of Tehran (UT), faculty members have studied propulsion systems for UAVs using proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and turbine-less jet engines.

In cooperation with the Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI) of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), faculty members have conducted research on techniques for combining liquids using continuous mixers; some continuous mixers are controlled under the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) for their potential use in preparing missile propellants.

Collaborated with Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Research Center on the construction and testing of ultra-high frequency (UHF) band antennae for a low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite between approximately 2006 and 2008; has reportedly jointly designed and developed satellites with the Iranian Space Agency (ISA).

Reportedly concluded a memorandum of understanding in the field of defense and security with Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters (KAA) in 2019.

Identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a university involved in activities related to nuclear power.

Contains 15 departments, including schools of advanced technologies, chemistry, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and materials engineering, and physics.

Hosts nine centers of excellence and 12 research centers, including:

  • Electronic Research Institute (ERI)
  • Materials Engineering Research Center (MERC)
  • Power Electronic and Electric, Magnetic Fields Research Laboratory

Consists of five campuses, including branches located in Arak, Beshahr, Chabahar, and Kish; has hosted a branch of the Academic Center for Education, Culture, and Research (ACECR).

Faculty members have included Kamran Daneshjou (professor of mechanical engineering and head of the Aerospace Department), who served as a project head in the Amad Plan, a pre-2004 Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Established in 1929 as the Iranian Institution for Higher Technical Education; renamed Iran Faculty of Science and Technology in 1972 and Iran University of Science and Technology in 1978.


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

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

May 2, 2011

Date Last Modified: 

December 19, 2022