Shomal University was
founded in 1995 and is the biggest non-governmental university in
Iran, fully accredited by the Ministry of Science, Research, and
Technology. Through the National University Entrance Exam conducted
by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, 124 students
were accepted to attend under graduate courses in the two fields of
Accountancy and Computer Engineering from the academic year
1995-1996. The university has striven and continues to strive to
provide a superior educational environment for our students and to
train them to be industrious, well-educated and intelligent students
that prioritize scientific edification in their whole lives. Such
students can contribute to the scientific, economic, cultural,
political and social development of their motherland and the future
needs of society.
At present the university caters to over 6000 students in 55
different courses at under-graduate and graduate levels.
Approximately 400 teaching staff are committed to providing an
enhanced and innovative education.
The original university was located in the city of Amol. In 1997 the
university moved to a larger building as the number of students and
courses increased. During the first academic year the educational
activities were conducted in the building located at 17 Shahrivar
Square . Then, with the advancement of educational activities in
1998, the classes were transferred again to Ma'arfat educational
complex building, situated at 26, Talib Amoli Street , Amol.
At Imamzadeh Abdullah Junction (5 kilometers out of Amol), in 2000,
the master plan for the Pardis university campus was designed, and
on forested, hilly terrain (76000 sq m) overlooking the Haraz River
and back grounded by the Alborz mountain range, construction work
started in full swing.
In 2002 construction for a guest house, main office building and
Physical Education complex building were completed and commissioned
for official use.
In 2003 a further two major constructions were added providing more
classes, workshops and laboratory space.
In 2005 construction began on a new, modern Communications and
Information Technology building. It has been designed with full
consideration to today's needs in advancing technology and is fully
equipped with the most up-to-date computer hardware and machinery.
With the increase each year in the number of courses held at the
university so the number of students' increases and as the need
arises new buildings and constructions will be added.
SUA is a progressive institution having great ties with the national
industry. Their expectations are that our students be taught current
and prospective courses throughout the academic sessions with high
standard of education by excellent and outstanding professors and
The campus atmosphere, as expressed repeatedly by newly arriving
students, is always attractive with a most excellent educational
environment. It is observed, whether in class or conducting lab
research, the academic staff is always available for extra help and
guidance to the students. The locale of the campus gives a calm,
quiet and peaceful educational atmosphere.
SUA is a co-educational institution and is highly praised for its
high disciplinary status in the country. At present 6000 students
are enrolled in different fields.