Introduction of Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch:
As a high-ranking academic center, the Islamic Azad University of Qaemshahr is one of the largest scientific centers in the north of Iran. It has five faculties approved by the Ministry of Science, including agricultural sciences, natural resources, basic sciences, engineering and humanities, and the multi-purpose (educational, research, sports, welfare and economic) complex of martyr Mohammad Belbasi as well as Sama Cultural and Educational Center. As the oldest branch in the north of the country, the Islamic Azad University of Qaemshahr has done its best to provide academia with more than 82,000 square meters of educational and research space and 85 highly specialized laboratories and workshops in an area of 320,000 square meters since 1983.
The Islamic Azad University of Qaemshahr Branch was established in May 1983 with the initial name of Islamic Azad University of Mazandaran Province. This university is considered one of the largest universities in northern Iran. Initially, it started working with 5 fields of study: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanics, Animal science, and Agriculture. Today, after 4 decades, it shines like a shining star on the sphere of culture and knowledge of the region.
Vision and goals:
- Focus on students and increase their satisfaction by developing and improving the quality of education and student services
- Continuous improvement and promotion of university education and research by attracting specialized faculty members, upgrading workshops and laboratories
- Achieving the level of knowledge and skills of graduates tailored to the business market
- Upgrading the desired level of science production in the university
- Strengthen and expand demand-driven applied research
- Commercialization of research achievements by strengthening and expanding knowledge-based companies and research centers
Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch has five faculties approved by the Ministry of Science, including agricultural sciences, natural resources, basic sciences, engineering and humanities, and the multi-purpose (educational, research, sports, welfare, and economic) complex of martyr Mohammad Belbasi as well as Sama Cultural and Educational Center.
Located in the Faculty of Agriculture at kilometer 3 of Qaemshahr-Simorgh (Kiakola) road, Martyr Belbasi multi-purpose complex covers an area of 16 hectares and includes the largest biological research institute in the north of the country, 5,000-piece educational poultry (chicken) farm, and concrete warm-water fish ponds in 10 units, as well as earthen ponds in 5 units, which are currently operating with a breeding capacity of 15,000 pieces of warm-water fish, including carp, amur and silver carp. There is also a concrete pool in the complex for raising beluga (sturgeon) in two units with a capacity of 140 sturgeons with an average weight of 8 kg. Furthermore, the complex has the potentials for breeding cold-water fish such as trout.
In addition, the martyr Belbasi Complex includes a 1600-square-meter greenhouse that produces greenhouse fruits, ornamental plants, greenhouse lime from limequat cultivar, seedlings of greenspace plants, and citrus cultivars. The complex also includes an educational, research, and production citrus garden with an area of 6000 square meters, a botanical garden, a veterinary research-educational clinic, and agricultural lands with an area of 2.5 hectares planted with rice. Martyr Belbasi Complex is a suitable and ideal place where professors can conduct their research projects and students can do their dissertations/theses.
Moreover, there exists a standard grass football field, a track and field, and two separate fully equipped multifunctional gymnasiums suitable for various sports.