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Friday 1 July 2022

History of Shahrekord University








  • Founders
  • Goals of university establishment
  • University presidents: past to present
  • Disciplines and faculties: past to present

Having primarily been located in a rented building at the Daneshgah Square of the city of Shahrekord, the Institute of Animal Husbandry, superintended by the University of Isfahan, was launched in 1975 by admitting 30 students of Animal Husbandry and continued to operate until 1980. After the Cultural Revolution and coinciding with the reopening of the universities, Shahrekord Institute of Agriculture, supervised by Isfahan University of Technology, was launched in 1982 with Associate Degree in Agronomical Matters (i.e., Technology of Plant Production) and Animal Matters (i.e., Technology of Animal Production). In the same year, a 150-hectare land in the west of Shahrekord and on the edge of Saman Road was devoted to the institute, and about 60 hectares of this land is wooded and the rest is for planting grass, for the farms, and for construction plans.

The institute was promoted to Shahrekord Higher Education Center in 1988 and started to admit students to 3 new programs in addition to the abovementioned disciplines: Agricultural Engineering (Agronomy and Plant Breeding), Associate Degree in Natural Resources (Technology of Rangeland and Watershed Management), and Associate Degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Also, in 1990, more than 103 hectares of the land on the northern side as well as the forest park and the eastern grassland of the Higher Education Complex were appended to the previous land. All in all, the acquired land for the university is about 253 hectares.

Later, with the blessings bestowed by the Supreme Leader’s trip to Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, the contributions of the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education, and the approved regulation by the Higher Education Development Council in 1991, Shahrekord Higher Education Center was converted into Shahrekord University.

The two important projects of the university (i.e., launching the Faculty of Basic Sciences and the Faculty of Technology and Engineering) got off the ground in 1993, covering 28,652 square meters and they were both completed in 1998.

The executive operations of establishing the Faculty of Art was launched in 2002 and completed in October 2005. This faculty is located in Farsan, covering 34hectares of land and more than 3,500 meters of surface area.

In September 2008, the building of the Central Library with an area of 7,517 square meters was launched; in February 2008, the building of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities with an area of 7,672 square meters was launched. They were both finished and in operation in January 2014.

Running the Incubator Center of Technology Units of Shahrekord University and planning the construction of Science and Technology Park, running the largest hydraulic laboratory among the country’s universities, and running 5 more Internet accesses were the other activities of this university from 2005 to 2008.

Also, simultaneous with the expeditions of the Ninth and Tenth Governments, the establishment of 6 other faculties was pursued, as the following:

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Shahrekord with an area of 6,000 square meters
  • Faculty of Letters and Humanities in Shahrekord with an area of 7,000 square meters
  • Faculty of Humanities in Farsan with an area of 3,500 square meters (phases 1 and 2 done)
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering in Farsan with an area of 5,000 square meters
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering in Boroujen with an area of 6,000 square meters
  • Faculty of Natural Resources in Boroujen with an area of 5,250 square meters

The available space for educational, extracurricular, and welfare programs is now more than 134,000 square meters and 60,000 square meters are being constructed.

It should be mentioned that Shahrekord University had 60 students in 1978. Now, it has more than 8,300 students in 165 disciplines: 5,388 students in B.A./B.Sc., 2,332 students in M.A./M.Sc., 250 MPhil students, and 330 candidates in Ph.D. Moreover, 29 Pardis programs are offered to the students in this university.


  • University Presidents: Past to Present
  • Dr. Tahmours Jalayer (1977-1979)
  • Dr. Yahya Rezaeinejad (1979-1980)
  • Dr. Ali Ahounmanesh (April 1980, for 5 months)
  • Dr. Akbar Mostajeran (September 1980-November 1981)
  • Engr. Mansour Gholami (1981-1983)
  • Dr. Ali Ahounmanesh (1983-1987)
  • Dr. Hamidreza Rahmani (1987-1991)
  • Dr. Mohammadali Edris (1991-1995)
  • Dr. Houshang Talebi (1995-1997)
  • Dr. Barat Ghobadian (1997-2001)
  • Dr. Alireza Firouz (2001-2005)
  • Dr. Abdollah Motamedi (2005-2008)
  • Dr. Esmaeil Asadi (2008-2014)
  • Dr. Shayan Shamohammadi (2014-Present)





Shahrekord University, The Headquarter Building, P.O.Box115 , postal code: 88186-34141 , Shahrekord , Iran

Tel/fax : +98 38 32321648       , Phone: +98 38 32324410        Email: intl_ofic@cha.sku.ac.ir



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