Tehran University

Also Known As: 

University of Tehran
Mother University

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Chemical
  • Biological


Central Administration of University of Tehran, 16 Azar Street, Enghelab Ave., Tehran, Iran


(+9821) 61113358


(+9821) 66409348



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Listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government; listed by the Japanese government in 2007 as an entity of concern for biological, chemical and nuclear weapon proliferation.

Intended recipient of a mass spectrometer, the procurement of which was denied on April 25, 2002, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically nuclear), in "addition to doing non-proliferation related business;" in 2004, the National Council of Resistance of Iran identified three nuclear scientists affiliated with Tehran University Dr. Ali Pazirandeh, a nuclear physics professor who "cooperates with the Special Industries in the Military Industries Organization under the Defense Ministry," Dr. Ali Muhammadi, a physics professor who "cooperates with the IRGC and Imam Hussein University," and Dr. Hedayati Pour, who "cooperates with the military forces."

Established in 1934; comprised of 17 faculties, two higher educational complexes, four educational centers or institutes, 14 research institutes and three information services institutes; consists of the Main Campus, North Kargar Campus, Karaj Campus, Varamin Campus, Qom Campus and Choka Campus; in 1992, its faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacology separated, forming the Tehran University of Medical Sciences; as of January 2008, President is Ayatollah Amid Zanjani, reportedly an appointee and the first cleric to head the university.

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Date Entered: 

April 30, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

April 30, 2008