Shahid Beheshti University

Also Known As: 

National University of Iran
Melli University
University of Shahid Beheshti
Shahid Behashti University
Shaheed Beheshti University
Beheshti University
Shahid martyr Beheshti University
National (Shahid Beheshti) University
Martyr Beheshti University

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


- Shahid Beheshti University, Zip Code 1983963113, Evin, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 19395/4716, Tehran, 19834, Iran


(0098) 21 29902866 (Faculty of Sciences), (009821) 2403041 (Faculty of Sciences), (+98)(21)2403003


98 21 2243 1919

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Announced location of a 2008 exhibition of nuclear industry achievements, sponsored by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI); faculties include biological sciences, nuclear engineering, and electrical and computer engineering; maintains nuclear physics, computational physics, advanced physics, vacuum technology, and laser laboratories; maintains a Laser and Plasma Research Institute, which allegedly carries out research that could contribute to a laser isotope separation (LIS) program, with applications for uranium enrichment; reportedly collaborated with the Iranian Defense Industry's Training and Research Institute, headed by Dr. Mohammad Eslami, in designing and building a plasma thruster and a non-destructive laser system for testing thermal and mechanical effects on satellites; professors of the university reportedly involved in the decision to introduce a laser studies program at the Shahid Sattari Aviation Academy to arm the Iranian Air Force with laser systems; Fereydoon Abbasi, a senior Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) scientist with links to Iran's Institute of Applied Physics, is reportedly affiliated with the university; cooperates with Iranian Central Oil Fields Co. (ICOFC); has allegedly been used by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for nuclear research and development; according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), one or more former deputies of Iranian nuclear engineer Mohsen Fakhrizadeh have been reassigned to the university's nuclear department; Dr. Hamid Lotfi (Hamid Latifi), former head of the university, is allegedly a laser enrichment expert associated with AEOI; established in 1959 as the National University of Iran; reportedly formerly known as Melli University; established a university branch in Dubai; university president, Ahmad Shaabani; deputy dean of the nuclear engineering faculty, reportedly Dr. Aqamiri; dean of the Laser and Plasma Research Institute, Dr. Reza Massudi.

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Date Entered: 

May 12, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

May 12, 2009