University of Guilan
The University of Guilan (UG) is a top Iranian university with research-based teaching and a green location. It aims to broaden students' perspectives. UG was established in 1974 as the Graduate School of Business in Rasht. In 1976, it became the 17th university in Iran with approval from the Higher Education Council. Then, through a collaborative agreement between Iran and Germany, the UG began its academic activities by enrolling 400 students in 9 fields of study. Today, with 13 faculties and 2 research institutes, the University of Guilan is the largest university in northern Iran. Currently, over 18000 students are enrolled at UG, that 40 percent of them are graduate students. UG offers over 300 programs at undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. levels. The programs incorporate both old and new knowledge and technology. One of the fundamental missions of UG is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and its understanding. UG is dedicated to enhancing education, research, and the campus environment to uphold its status as a center of excellence.