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Friday 1 July 2022

A Brief History of the University and the Affiliated Educational/Research Centers
Shahrekord University is located at the center of ChaharmahalvaBakhtiari Province, at the central part of Zagros Mountains and an area that functions as a bridge between the Iranian plateau and the Persian Gulf as well as the country’s southwest borders. With an altitude of 2,153 meters above the sea level, this region is called the Roof of Iran and the Neighbor of the Sky. Also, due to the mountainous nature, this area is full of hot springs and miniature waterfalls; it is considered the hub of mineral waters and the unique habitant of medicinal plants and animals with 250 spectacular plant species. 


This region with wonderful climate conditions is taken to be the lungs of Iran. Because of to its unique geographical position, the region functions as a link between the center and south of the country and can be regarded as a unique strategic area at the center of the Iranian plateau.

Thanks to the special attention and plans of the government as well as the coherent planning of Shahrekord University authorities and staff, the university has been successful in numerous scientific, scholarly, educational, and cultural fields, and Shahrekord University has established itself as one of the most successful universities in Iran.

There are currently around 8,000 students studying in 173 disciplines (i.e., 48 undergraduate programs, 77 postgraduate programs and 48 Ph.D. programs) in this university. There are 300 faculty members (i.e., 16 full professors, 63 associate professors, 204 assistant professors, and 17 instructors) in 8 faculties (i.e., Faculty of Agriculture Scince, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,Faculty of Basic Sciences,Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Farsan Faculty of Art and Humanities), 5 institutes (i.e., Research Institute of Animal Embryo Technology, Research Institute of Biotechnology, Research Institute of Zoonotic Diseases, Water Resources Research Center, and Research Institute of Nanotechnology), one scientific center (i.e., Center of Nonlinear Analysis, Optimization, & Control), one photonics research group, and  one centerof technology groups and incubator with 26 technology units engaged in research activities.

ShahrekordUnivrsity is located in Shahrekord. This city is famous for its natural beautyof the landscape, waterfalls and rivers. Its weather is normally dry, coldin winter and mild in spring and summer. The town has a ski resort located about35 km (22 mi) away and several natural lagoons and small lakes for outdoorrelaxation.

In addition to geographical location and good climate of Shahrekord, the University has a lot of facilities such as hostels, guesthouses, self-service, well-equipped laboratories and sports facilities, which are available for academic staffs, personals and students


Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Shahrekord University was established in 1998 and it consists of a 17000 square-meter, 4 story building and a collection of 1200 square-meter workshop. The student population of Faculty of Engineering is approximately 1600 students majoring in 19 various fields consists of under-graduate, graduate and doctoral students. In order for this to accomplish, 43 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members are helping as part of a global team. Various fields in faculty of Engineering are involved: 1- Mechanical Engineering, 2- Electrical Engineering, 3- Material Engineering, 4- Civil Engineering, and 5- Computer Science. So far, up to now, 1661 under-graduate and 183 graduate students have been instructed and graduated. 75 research in-house contracts and 20 industrial projects are among the accomplishments.

Here is a list of fields with major explanations:

1. Mechanical Engineering:

Field of Mechanical Engineering was started with fluids mechanics under-graduate program in 1998. From 2009, the graduate program was on track and Doctoral program is started from 2012. Currently, this group consists of 12 full-time faculty members, 352 under-graduate students, 108 graduate students and 16 Doctoral students. The group is currently involved in 6 industrial research projects.

2. Electrical Engineering:

Electrical Engineering program was first started in 2001 by the entrance of students majoring in Electronic Engineering. The under-graduate power program, graduate power program, graduate electronic and doctoral power program was started in 2008, 2009 and 2011, respectively. Currently, the group consists of 20 full-time faculty member, 376 under-graduate students, 101 graduate students and 12 doctoral students. The group is currently involved in 47 industrial research projects.

3. Material Engineering:

The Material Engineering program was first started in 2004 with the entrance of students majoring in Ceramics. Later, graduate students of this program are conducted in 2010. In order to develop this field further, industrial metallurgy major at under-graduate and graduate fields are introduced in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Currently, this group consists of 12 full-time faculty member, 257 under-graduate students and 71 graduate students. The group is currently involved in 18 industrial research projects.

4. Civil Engineering:

Under-graduate program of Civil Engineering was first established in 2007. The graduate program of Hydraulic Structures was started in 2011. Currently, the group consists of 4 full-time faculty members, 178 under-graduate students and 29 graduate students. The group is currently involved in 16 industrial research projects.

5. Computer Science

The Computer Science majoring in software programming was first started in 2013. Currently, the group consists of 4 full-time faculty member and 69 under-graduate students.     


The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Engineering and Technology:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Mechanical Engineering - Energy Conversion  
2 Mechanical Engineering - Applied Design  
3 Electrical Engineering -Power  
4 Electrical Engineering - Control  
5 Electronic Engineering - Communication Communication Systems
6 Electronic Engineering - Communication Field and Wave
7 Electronic Engineering - Electronic  
8 Engineering Materials - Ceramics  
9 Materials Engineering - Identification and selection of materials  
10 Civil Engineering - Hydraulic Structures  

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Mechanical- Engineering Mechanical Engineering - Applied Design
2 Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering - Energy Conversion
3 Electrical Engineering Power Electrical Engineering Power


Faculty of Basic Sciences

The faculty of basic sciences was established in 1992 and began to admit students in undergraduate and graduate programs. At present, the faculty is divided into 4 departments including departments of Biology, Genetics, Physics and Chemistry.

The faculty offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (BSc), a two-year Master of Science degree (MSc) and a 3 to 5 year Ph.D. degree. There are three main areas of study programs. There are more than 39 full-time academic staff and 10 full-time support staff and, 35 part-time and seasonal employees.

In 2014, the faculty had a total of 821 students, which includes 24 PhD students, 296 MSc and 501 BSc. students.


1. Department of Biology

Biology department offers the Biochemistry (MSc and PhD), Botanical Physiology (MSc and PhD), Botanical Systematic (MSc), Animal Physiology (MSs and PhD), Animal Bio-systematics(MSc), Plant Biology(BSc), and Animal Biology (BSc) degrees.

2. Department of Genetics

Genetics department admits studentsin Cellular- Molecular Sciences(BSc), Genetics (MSc) and Biotechnology (MSc).

3. Department of Physics

The department of Physics admits students to undergraduate and graduate programs in five majors, namely, Atomic –Molecular(MSc), Solid State(MSc and PhD),Nuclear Physics (MSc),and Physics (BSC).

4. Department of Chemistry

Chemistry department offers the Organic chemistry (MSc) and Analytical Chemistry (MSs and PhD) degrees.

Faculty Laboratories and research centers:

  • Genetics Lab.                        Zoology Lab.                         Animal Physiology Lab.
  • Plant Biosystematics Lab.               Physics Lab.              Microbiology Lab.
  • Cellular-Molecular Lab.      Chemistry Lab.                     Biochemistry Lab.

The faculty also has a Zoological Museum and Herbarium.

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Basic Sciences:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Physics Nuclear
2 Physics Solid state
3 Physics Atomic and Molecular
4 Organic Chemistry  
5 Analytical Chemistry  
6 Genetics  
7 Biotechnology Microbiology
8 Biochemistry  
9 Animal Science Animal Physiology
10 Animal Science Animal biosystematics
11 Plant Sciences Plant Physiology
12 Plant Sciences Systematic Ecology

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Biochemistry  
2 Physics Solid State
3 Analytical Chemistry  
4 Plant Physiology  


Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

The faculty of mathematical sciences was launched in 2011. The department of mathematics as an initial core, of this faculty, was launched in 1992 by admitting students to B.Sc. program. At present, there are 575 students, consisting of different programs of PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. The faculty includes 23 academic members including Assistant and Associate professors. The faculty has three departments.


1. Department of Pure Mathematics

2. Department of Applied Mathematics

3. Department of Computer Sciences.

Our faculty is equipped with a suitable computer lab to service research and educational needs of the members. It is notable that, foundation of the center of Excellence of Nonlinear Analysis, Optimization and Control is one of the prominent achievements of our faculty.

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Mathematical Sciences:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Applied Mathematics Operations Research
2 Applied Mathematics Numerical Analysis
3 Applied Mathematics  
4 Pure Mathematics  
5 Pure Mathematics Algebra
6   Analysis

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Pure Mathematics Geometry
2 Applied Mathematics Operations Research
3 Applied Mathematics Numerical Analysis
4 Pure Mathematics Algebra
5 Applied Mathematics  
6 Pure Mathematics Analysis


Faculty of Literature and Humanities

The faculty was initially launched in 1995 with the advent of the Department of Persian Language and Literature that admitted students to B.Sc. in Teaching Persian Language and Literature. Then, the Department of Law was launched and began to admit students in October 2000. The Faculty of Letters and Humanities began to function independently in 2001 by running the two B.Sc. programs of Persian Language and Literature and Law. Afterward, students were admitted to MSc. in Persian Language and Literature in 2002. Subsequently, the two B.Sc. programs of English and Archeology were added to programs of the faculty in 2003. Next, the Department of Physical Education started to admit B.Sc. male students to the program of Sports Physiology.

The faculty started to admit B.Sc. students of Fiction in October 2007. Then, the first MSc. program of Physical Education with the following areas of expertise was launched in 2008: Sports Physiology and Sports Corrective Exercises. At the same time, the Department of English began to admit MSc. students of TEFL.

Later, female students were admitted to B.Sc. in Physical Education in 2009. In addition, the Department of Counseling started to admit B.Sc. students of Counseling in October 2010. Moreover, the Department of Persian Language and Literature began to admit MSc. students of Resistance Literature in October 2010.

The faculty is now actively involved in seven B.Sc., 8 MSc. and 2 Ph.D. programs.

The faculty presently includes 44 academic members, of whom 1 is full professor, 5 are associate professors, 38 are assistant professors. There are more than 1101 BSc. , 408 MSc., and 31 Ph.D. students currently studying in the faculty. The Faculty has nine departments.


1. Department of English Language

2. Department of Law

3. Department of Archeology

4. Department of Comparative Religion and Mysticism

5. Department of Persian Language and Literature

6. Department of Counseling

7. Department of Islamic Sciences

8. Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences

9. Department of Qurananic Sciences and Hadith

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Literature and Humanities:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Persian Language and Literature  
2 Resistance Literature  
3 Sport Physiology  
4 Pathology and Corrective Exercises  
5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language  
6 Archaeology  
7 Archaeology Archaeology Historical Periods
8 Archaeology Islamic Civilization and Culture of Iran and Other Territories
9 Religions and Mysticism  
10 Commercial Companies Law  
11 Jurisprudence and Islamic Law  

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Sport Physiology Biochemistry and Sport Metabolism
2 Persian Language and Literature Mystical literature
3 Persian Language and Literature  


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Shahrekord University was established in 1989.The primary purpose of the faculty has been to educate student for Veterinary technician. First Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course (D.V.M.) started in 1996. At this time faculty play a crucial role in educating DVM,MSc,PhD and DVSc programs. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has four departments.


1. Department of Basic Sciences

2. Department of Pathobiology

3. Department of Food Hygiene and Quality Control and Aquatic Animal Health

4. Department of Clinical Sciences.

The Faculty is equipped with seven laboratories include Pharmacology and Physiology; Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology;Bacteriology,Immunology,Virology and Mycology; Cell Biology; Parasitology; Histo-pathology; Food hygiene and Quality control; Aquatic Animal Health, 3 specific halls (Anatomy, Necropsy and Laboratory Animals) and a Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. The faculty has 32 full- time academic staffs including 3 full professors, 15 associated professors and 14 assistant professors.

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:

Master of Sciences (MSc) and D.V.M.

Number Disciplines
1 Bacteriology
2 Hygiene and food control
3 Veterinary Parasitology
4 Aquatic Animal Health
5 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines
1 Poultry Health and Diseases
2 Food Hygiene
3 Reproductive Biotechnologies in Veterinary Medicine
4 Veterinary Theriogenology
5 Large Animals’ Internal Diseases

Faculty of Agriculture

The faculty of agriculture was founded in 1990 with the aim of providing expert and efficient manpower in different agricultural majors. This faculty is the oldest and somehow the initial core of Shahrekord University. It has several laboratories e.g. computer site, GIS site, greenhouse and animal husbandry farm. Faculty of Agriculture has four departments.

1. Department of Mechanical Engineering of Bio-systems

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Biosystems was founded in 1999 with the aim of training expert and efficient manpower in 1) Mechanical Engineering of Biosystems, 2) Agricultural Mechanization Engineering and 3) Food Machinery Engineering. The department has different laboratories including Physical and Mechanical

Properties Lab, Instrumentation & Control Lab, Vibration & Simulation Lab, Internal Combustion Engine, Hydraulics, Agricultural Machinery Site, Metal Working Operations, Machine tools and soil Physics and Mechanics.

2. Department of Plant Protection

The Department of Plant Protection was founded in 2004 for training students in Plant Protection. The Entomology Plant Pathology laboratory and Isolate Greenhouses are the most important laboratories of this department.

3. Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

The Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology was branched out from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding in 2011 with the aim of providing the expert and efficient students in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. The training facilities of the department include plant tissue culture lab, plant breeding lab and some research greenhouses. Every year, a significant fraction of the publications in faculty of agriculture is published by the members of this department. Moreover, dozens of students in bachelor, master and PhD programs are graduated every year from this department.

4. Department of Soil Science and Engineering

Soil Science at Shahrekord University can trace its origins from teaching soil science courses to agriculture students through the formation of a separate Department of Soil Science in 1988 and on to the present day. Department of Soil Science was established at Faculty of Agriculture as the focus for soil related education and research activities at the University and offers theoretical and practical courses for both undergraduate (B.Sc.) and postgraduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) students. The mission of the Department is to advance the understanding of earth system processes and the interaction among land, atmosphere, and water, and to addresses the challenge of developing environmentally sustainable agricultural systems to produce food. The Department name was changed from Department of Soil Science to Soil Science and Engineering (SSE) Department in 2013. Currently the SSE Department comprises of eleven scientific staff, over 80 B.Sc., 50 M.Sc. and 25 Ph.D. students from around the country, and technical and administrative support. 

5. Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy was founded in 2011 as an independent department with the aim of training expert and efficient B.S., M.Sc. and PhD students in managing the production systems of agricultural crops. This department has research greenhouses and some educational and research equipped laboratories.

6. Department of Horticultural Sciences

Department of Horticultural Sciences was founded in 2005 with the aim of training expert and efficient B.S. and M.Sc. students in fruit, decorative plants, floriculture, medicinal, spicy and drink plants and PhD students in physiology and fruit breeding from 2013. This department has the educational and research facilities including plant tissue culture lab, physiology and plant hormone lab, the laboratory of medicinal, spicy and drink plants, research farm and the collection of research greenhouses.

7. Department of Animal Sciences

The Department of Animal Sciences was founded 1988 with the aim of training expert and efficient students in Animal Affairs and has the animal nutrition lab, molecular genetics and the aviculture and animal husbandry farm.

8. Department of Water Engineering

The Department of Water Engineering was founded in 1991 with the aim of training expert and efficient students in three fields of drainage and irrigation, hydraulic structures, and water resources. It has the hydraulics and soil mechanics laboratories. 

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Agriculture:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Soil Science Soil biology and biotechnology
2 Soil Science Soil genesis and classification
3 Soil Science Soil physics and conservation
4 Soil Science Soil chemistry and fertility
5 Irrigation and Drainage  
6 Water Structure  
7 Water Resources  
8 Animal Science Animal Nutrition 
9 Animal Science Animal Breeding and Genetics
10 Agricultural Machinary Mechanics  
11 Agricultural Mechanization Management and analysis systems
12 Agricultural Mechanization Energy
13 Agricultural Mechanization Recycling and waste management
14 Mechanics of Biosystem Engineering Design of Agricultural Machinary
15 Mechanics of Biosystem Engineering Postharvest Technology
16 Mechanics of Biosystem Engineering Renewable Energies
17 Horticultural Sciences  
18 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and breeding of fruit trees
19 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and breeding of vegetables
20 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and breeding of flowers and ornamental plants
21 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and breeding of medicinal, spicy and aromatic plants
22 Plant Pathology  
23 Seed science and technology  
24 Plant breeding  
25 Agricultural biotechnology  
26 Agronomy  
27 Agroecology  

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Agronomy Crop Physiology
2 Agronomy Crop Ecology
3 Mechanic of Biosystem Engineering Design of Agricultural Machinery
4 Mechanic of Biosystem Engineering Postharvest Technology
5 Mechanic of Biosystem Engineering Renewable energies
6 Agricultural Machinery Mechanics  
7 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and Breeding of Fruit Trees
8 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and Breeding of Vegetables
9 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and Breeding of Flowers and Ornamental Plants
10 Horticultural Sciences Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal, Spicy and Aromatic Plants
11 Horticultural Sciences Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics of Horticultural Crops
12 Horticultural Sciences  
13 Soil Science Soil Biology and Biotechnology
14 Soil Science Soil Genesis and Classification
15 Soil Science Soil Physics and Conservation
16 Soil Science Soil Chemistry and Fertility
17 Plant Breeding  
18 Animal Science Animal Science
19 Animal Science Poultry Nutrition
20 Irrigation and Drainage  
21 Water Resources  
22 Agricultural Biotechnology  


Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences

Before establishment of the university and since 1989, higher education in natural resources had been already conducted by a department with the same name (Natural Resources) in Shahrekord. At that time the Department was offering associate degrees, endorsed by a higher education center and later Faculty of Agriculture. In 2004 and two years afterward the Department started enrolling students in rangeland -watershed management and forestry respectively. In 2006, the Department of Natural Resources was dissolved into two departments of rangeland -watershed management and forest science following a strong start in student acceptance at BSc. and MSc. levels. Later in 2009 together with a new department named “Fisheries and Environmental Science”, the trio assembled an independent faculty coined as Natural Resources and Earth Science.

Currently the Faculty employs 21 fulltime academic staff, teaching at BSc., MSc. and Ph.D.programs.


1- Department of Rangeland-Watershed Management

This department is among the oldest departments at the Shahrekord University. The department was inaugurated as the Department of Natural Recourses in 1983. Enjoying a proper number of scientific staff, (5 associated and 4 assistant professors), the department accept students at one BS, four MS and three PhD levels.


2- Department of Forest Science

Department of Forest Science was separated from the Department of Natural Resources in 2006 and become independent. Accordingly, the Department aims not only to offer the different courses of forestry training to prepare the required work force, but also to encourage local and national scientific research in different areas of Forest Sciences. The academic members’ present areas of expertise are mostly in harmony with the educational and research needs of the program. There are six academic staffs (two associate and four assistant professors) engaging in research and teaching at the department. BS, MS and PhD programs (one each) are undertaken at the department too.


3-Department of Fisheries and Environmental Science

Department of Fisheries and Environmental Science comprise six scientific staffs and running one BSc. and two MSc. programs. The main applied courses are holding at three laboratory sites.

Faculty’s capacities research and pedagogic tools

  • Five fully equipped multimedia classrooms connected to wireless internet
  • 23 work offices supplied with all needed machineries and furniture
  • Eco-physiology laboratory
  • Ichthyology and fish biology laboratory
  • Aquaculture hall
  • Mapping and cartography laboratory
  • Geology and Geomorphology laboratory
  • Herbarium
  • Pedology laboratory
  • Fish proliferation and breeding laboratory
  • Petrology and Mineralogy laboratory
  • Mineral Separation laboratory

The available disciplines in Master of Sciences (MSc), and Doctorate program (Ph.D.) are as follows in Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences:

Master of Sciences (MSc)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Rangeland Management  
2 Forestry  
3 Watershed Management  
4 Aquaculture and Fisheries
5 Geology - Petrology
6 Desert Management  
7 Marine fisheries Ecology  

Doctorate program (Ph.D.)

Number Disciplines Sub-disciplines
1 Geology Petrology
2 Forestry  
3 Rangeland management  
4 Watershed Management


Research Institute of Animal Embryo Technology

Research Institute of Animal Embryo Technology is established in 2003in Shahrekord University as a research institute for domestic animal reproductionunder the supervision of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.It was established with dual purposes of promoting research in avant-garde areas of domestic animal reproductive sciences and biotechnology as well as providing advanced training and educational programs for scientists and students (as Ph.D. courses). Now, it has 6 scientific members and 10 Ph.D. students. This institute consists of three departments, each focused on different fields of research:


  1. Department of domestic animal gametes, embryo and stem cell biology and technology
  2. Department of molecular and cellular genetics in domestic animal reproduction
  3. Department of cloning and transgenic domestic animals


The institute achievements

·         The first IVM-IVF Lori-Bakhtiari-sheep born in Iran

·         Development of IVM-IVF bovine embryos

·         Production of in vitro embryo of Lori-Bakhtiari-sheep by ICSI

·         Production of parthenogenetic ovine embryo

·         Freezing of in vitro developed embryos by vitrification technique with high viability

·         Development of cloned embryos by somatic cells

·         Improved technique of biopsy from bovine and ovine embryos during early periods

·         Application of cumulus and fetal fibroblastic cells as donors in the cloning of sheep and goat

·         Production of cell lines of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and their differentiation to bone and adipose cells

·         Optimization of single cell PCR in direction to preimplantation genetic diagnosis

·         Differentiation of murine stem cells for production of insulin

·         Genetic evaluation of otx gene family in IVF-produced sheep with acephaly


·         Freezing optimization of sperm of Lori-Bakhtiari-sheep

·         Evaluation of motility pattern in domestic animal sperm by CASA

·         Isolation and culture of ovine spermatogonial stem cells

·         Evaluation of gene expression profile during early development of embryo in cattle

·         Ability in diagnosis of prenatal fetal sex via maternal blood by Real-time PCR


Research Institute of Biotechnology

Biotechnology (Biotechnology) refers to the practical use of living organisms or their components to create products or technology. Nowadays, with the advent of recombinant DNA technology, genetic manipulation and transfer of genes from one organism to another, or in other words, genetic engineering, has increasingly involved in biotechnology. Shahrekord Institute of Biotechnology has started its activities from 2008 in four different


Research groups include:

1 Department of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering

2 Department of Industrial Biotechnology

3 Department of Agricultural Biotechnology

4. Department of Biotechnology livestock, poultry and fish


Join Us Approach:

Evaluate and identify researches in the field of biotechnology

Providing appropriate facilities related to the biotechnology research for M.Sc. and Ph.D. student as Fellowship and Internship.

Special services to other research centers.

Short term and long term course for education in related fields for Iranian and Foreign students such as research periods and post-doctoral grade.

Research Institute of Zoonotic Diseases

History of human was associated with animals so that they have been considered as an inseparable part of human life. In this relation animal were source of different human infectious diseases.

Zoonosis are infectious diseases of wild or domestic animals e.g. insects, mammals, reptiles, birds and especially vertebrates, that can naturally be transmitted to humans. Zoonosis can be caused by a range of disease pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites; of 1,415 pathogens known to infect humans, 61% were zoonotic. Escherichia coli and Salmonella are among the most important significant zoonotic pathogens causing foodborne diseases. Today,zoonosis is among the most important public health and veterinary diseases which threat human and animal life.

Due to spread of new emerging diseases which made huge problems for all world health organizations, and need a specific research center, Research Institute for Zoonotic Diseases (RIZD) was first established in Iran in October 2008. RIZD consist of a research committee and departments of Viral diseases, parasitic and fungal diseases, bacterial diseases, food borne diseases, drug resistant and drug residues and laboratory equipment including virology& bacteriology laboratory, cell culture and cellular diagnosis and animal house.

During this period beside to performing several student thesis and research projects, more than 40 articles in scientific journal and 2 books have been published. For the future RIZD planned for connecting with other domestic  and overseas research and health institutes for interested research project and offering specialty services.

Research Institute of Nanotechnology

Shahrekord University, lying on its resources, especially its valuable student potentials has given a special attention to the development of nanotechnology. To this end, the nanotechnology committee was formed in October 2007 by a group of faculty members at this university.  After one year, the university received official permission to start a nanotechnology research center.  This center started its activities with two groups namely: nano-materials and computational nanotechnology.

The main objectives of this center include:

  • Determination of research objectives based on the state’s requirements
  • Determination of short term, midterm, and long term research goals
  • Development of related programs and training students in nanotechnology fields
  • Performing research in different areas in nanotechnology
  • Performing research in nanotechnology based on state wide and nationwide requirements for government and private sectors


The Technology incubator Center of Shahrekord University

The technology incubator center with the help of its software and hardware capability attempts to support and develop all of the new scientific and technologic ideas. The support of center is continued until the technology units can commercialize their products and can play an effective role on the various branches of their province, area and country.

 The technology incubator center of Shahrekord University was established in 2009. Up to now it has been supported the new idea in the various fields including design and produce of industrial devices, agricultures and food industries, nanotechnology, veterinary services, information technology and other subjects which have the ability becoming to advanced technology.

Available services of   this center:

  1. Supplying the workplace
  2. laboratory, workshop and information services
  3. Management, legal, financial, credit and marketing services
  4. The especial education and consolation

The initial growth duration:

The maximum time of this period is six month. In this time the person or group with innovative industrial idea is settled in the development center and can educate about the marketing and making of legal identities. The maximum financial support of this period is 50,000,000 RLS.

The advanced growth duration:

The duration of maximum 3 years is the period in which the technology units can achieve the standards of growth. The maximum financial support of this duration is 300,000,000 RLS.  It is noted that, up to now about 85% of technology units can successfully pass the initial and advanced growth duration of our technology development center.



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