Sharif University of Technology is one of the largest engineering schools in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was established in 1966 under the name of Aryarmehr University of Technology and, at that time, there were 54 faculty members and a total of 412 students who were selected by national examination. In 1980, the university was renamed Sharif University of Technology. SUT now has a total of 300 full-time faculty members, approximately 430 part-time faculty members and a student body of about 12,000.
Originally, the 20 hectare university campus housed four departments; Electrical, Metallurgical, Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry. Since then, SUT has expanded its services until, today, it comprises ten different departments in science and engineering. All departments offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.
SUT has established several research centers. These centers, while maintaining their own separate identities, co-exist within the university system. This arrangement gives individual researchers the opportunity and flexibility to conduct research while establishing a working relationship between the university and industry. There are also Computer, Languages and Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Graphics, Workshop and Physical Education centers on campus, as well as a large central library.