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About Razi University

First launched as the University of Sciences by the late Dr. Abdol-Ali Gouya, Razi University was established in January 1972 in Kermanshah. This center was renamed to Razi University in 1974. The University of Sciences started its work by admitting 200 students in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics in the beginning of the academic year of 1972-1973. After the glorious Islamic Revolution and due to the Revolution’s high goals of socio-cultural development of underprivileged areas, this university was promoted by inaugurating a Teacher Training Faculty in Sanandaj and an Animal Husbandry Faculty in Ilam, both of which were separated from Razi University in 1991.

Now, Razi University has ten faculties, an agriculture campus, and natural resources. It is benefiting from the knowledge of 10 full professors, 49 associate professors, 250 assistant professors, 46 lecturers, and a total of 355 members of faculty in 39 departments, and 12347 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. students.

About the Founder

Born in the city of Qom in 1921, Dr. Abdol-Ali Gouya moved to Kermanshah with his family in his early childhood. . Receiving his high school degree in mathematics in 1938, he moved to Tehran to study physics and chemistry at Tehran University.

In 1941, he graduated and moved to the city of Hamadan to work as a teacher. After three years of teaching, he moved back to Tehran where alongside teaching in many high schools and colleges, he received his bachelor’s degree in law and also his master’s degree in physics and chemistry in 1947. In 1960, he left for France and after receiving his PhD degree in mathematics-physics went back to Tehran in 1963.

After returning to Tehran, he started teaching at the University of Mashhad (in the city of Mashhad). He taught not only physics in the faculties of medicine and science but also astronomy and physics in the faculty of theology. Despite passing of a long time, his innovative teaching method is still remembered to this day.

In 1971, the University of Mashhad commissioned him to establish a few faculties in Kermanshah, his hometown, and thus announced him as the founder of Razi University.

In 1978 and after the Islamic Revolution, due to his religious experience, Astan Quds Razavi appointed Dr Gouya as the manager of Malek National Museum and Library. He died on October 1st, 1995.

Chancellors of Razi University so far:

No

Name

Field of Study

from

to

1

Abdol-Ali Gouya

Atomic physics

25/1/1972

14/3/1973

2

Fereydoun Motamed Vaziri

Civil & political rights

15/3/1973

4/3/1978

3

Mozaffar Asadi

Chemistry

5/3/1978

21/5/1981

4

Mohammed-Hossein Azarm-Nia

14/6/1981

1/9/1981

5

Hossein-Ali Kouhestani

Education

2/9/1981

10/10/1986

6

Ali-Akbar Najafi

11/10/1986

6/2/1987

7

Ali-Akbar Rajabi

Physics

17/2/1987

20/11/1993

8

Mohammed–Mehdi Khodai

Organic chemistry

21/11/1993

3/2/1997

9

Morteza Mamooi

Agriculture

4/2/1997

12/10/2001

10

Mohammed-Reza Zamani

Biology

13/10/2001

31/12/2003

11

Ezzatollah Farshad-Far

Agronomy and Plant Breeding

1/1/2003

25/7/2007

12

Mohammed–Mehdi Khodai

Organic chemistry

26/7/2007

6/4/2014

13

Mohammed-Ebrahim Alami Ale-Agha

Mechanical engineering

6/4/2014