35 Notable alumni of
Tarbiat Modares University

Tarbiat Modares University is 968th in the world, 205th in Asia, and 5th in Iran by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 35 notable alumni from Tarbiat Modares University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Asghar Farhadi

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    Asghar Farhadi
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Farhadi has won critical praise for his international films which focus on the human condition as well as portray intimate and challenging stories of internal family conflicts. His films include About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), The Past (2013), The Salesman (2016), and Everybody Knows (2018). Farhadi has received two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for his films A Separation (2011) and The Salesman (2016), making him one of the few directors worldwide who have won the category twice. He also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay for his film The Salesman. In 2012, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. That same year he also received the Legion of Honour from France.

  2. Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf

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    Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf or Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf is an Iranian conservative politician and former military officer who held office as the Mayor of Tehran from 2005 to 2017. Ghalibaf was formerly Iran's Chief of police from 2000 to 2005 and commander of the Revolutionary Guards' Air Force from 1997 to 2000.

  3. Masoumeh Ebtekar

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    Masoumeh Ebtekar
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    immunologistjournalisttranslatorpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Masoumeh Ebtekar is current Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs, being appointed on 9 August 2017. She previously headed Department of Environment from 1997 to 2005, making her the first female member in the cabinet of Iran since 1979 and the third in history. She held the same level of office from 2013 to 2017.

  4. Mehdi Khalaji

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    Mehdi Khalaji
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    linguistjournalistwritertranslatornovelist
    Biography

    Mehdi Khalaji is an Iranian-American writer, scholar of Islamic studies, political analyst and a former Shia cleric. He has been researching at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy since 2005, and is now a senior research fellow focusing on the politics of Iran and Shiite groups in the Middle East. He has frequently contributed to media outlets such as The Guardian, BBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Khalaji is an American citizen.

  5. Mohsen Kadivar

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    Mohsen Kadivar
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    philosopherpoliticianessayistwritertheologian
    Biography

    Mohsen Kadivar is a philosopher, leading intellectual reformist, and professor of Islamic Studies. A political Iranian dissident, Kadivar has been a vocal critic of the doctrine of clerical rule, also known as Velayat-e Faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist), and a strong advocate of democratic and liberal reforms in Iran as well as constructional reform in shari'a and Shi'a theology. Kadivar has served time in prison in Iran for his political activism and beliefs.

  6. Mehran Rajabi

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    Mehran Rajabi
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Mehran Rajabi is an Iranian actor. His first presence in Iranian cinema was in front of Reza Mirkarimi's camera in "The Child and the Soldier".

  7. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli

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    Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli is an Iranian conservative politician and interior minister of Hassan Rouhani's government. He was the president of Supreme Audit Court from 2008 to 2013.

  8. Mahmoud Sadeghi

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    Mahmoud Sadeghi
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Mahmoud Sadeghi is an Iranian lawyer, jurist, academic and reformist politician who was a member of the Parliament of Iran representing Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr electoral district from May 2016 to May 2020.

  9. Gholamhossein Karbaschi

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    Gholamhossein Karbaschi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gholamhossein Karbaschi is an Iranian politician and former Shia cleric who was the Mayor of Tehran from 1990 until 1998. He is considered politically reformist and is a close ally of former president Mohammad Khatami. He was arrested, tried convicted and imprisoned on corruption charges in what the New York Times claimed "was widely seen among moderates as a politically motivated attack" by the government's conservatives and hard-liners to thwart President Mohammad Khatami's reformist agenda. He is currently General Secretary of Executives of Construction Party.

  10. Behrouz Boochani

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    Behrouz Boochani
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpoetfilm producer
    Biography

    Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human rights defender, writer and film producer. He was held in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea from 2013 until its closure in 2017. He remained on the island before being moved to Port Moresby along with the other detainees around September 2019. On 14 November 2019 he arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand on a one-month visa, to speak at a special event organised by WORD Christchurch on 29 November, as well as other speaking events. In December 2019, his one month visa to New Zealand expired and he remained on an expired visa until being granted refugee status in July 2020, at which time he became a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury.

  11. Fazel Larijani

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    Fazel Larijani
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    physicistpolitician
    Biography

    Fazel Ardeshir Larijani is an Iranian politician and academic. He is best known in Iran for his core involvement in the corruption allegations publicly announced by then president in the Majlis.

  12. Bahram Tavakoli

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    Bahram Tavakoli
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writerfilm directordesignerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Bahram Tavakoli is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. He won a Crystal Simorgh award for his debut film Barefoot in Paradise (2007). Since then, he has released several films that have met with critical acclaim, among them:

  13. Mostafa Kavakebian

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    Mostafa Kavakebian
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mostafa Kavakebian is an Iranian reformist politician and representative of Tehran at the Parliament of Iran. He was formerly represented Semnan and Mehdishahr in the parliament from 2008 until 2012.

  14. Mehdi Kouchakzadeh

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    Mehdi Kouchakzadeh
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mehdi Kouchakzadeh is an Iranian Hydraulic engineer, academic and principlist politician, who was member of Islamic Consultative Assembly from 2004 until 2016.

  15. Hashem Aghajari

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    Hashem Aghajari
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    historianjournalisttranslatoressayistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hashem Aghajari also Seyyed Hashem Aghajari (born 1957) is an Iranian historian, university professor and a critic of the Islamic Republic's government who was sentenced to death in 2002 for apostasy for a speech he gave on Islam urging Iranians to "not blindly follow" Islamic clerics. In 2004, after domestic Iranian and international outcry, his sentence was reduced to five years in prison.

  16. Gholam-Hossein Elham

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    Gholam-Hossein Elham
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianfaculty member
    Biography

    Gholam-Hossein Elham is an Iranian conservative and principlist politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

  17. Mansour Gholami

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    Mansour Gholami
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mansour Gholami is an Iranian professor, politician and the current Minister of Science, a position he held since 29 October 2017. He was Chancellor of Bu-Ali Sina University in two terms, first from 1997 until 2004 and the second from 2014 until 2017.

  18. Ata'ollah Mohajerani

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    Ata'ollah Mohajerani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistwriternovelisttranslator
    Biography

    Sayyid Ata'ollah Mohajerani is an Iranian journalist, author, and reformist politician. Mohajerani served as Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran under President Mohammad Khatami until 2000 when he was resigned from office for alleged permissiveness."

  19. Jamileh Alamolhoda

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    Jamileh Alamolhoda
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    educator
    Biography

    Jamileh-Sadat Alamolhoda, commonly known as Jamileh Alamolhoda (Persian: جمیله علمالهدی‎), is an Iranian writer, scholar and lecturer who is the wife of president-elect of Iran Ebrahim Raisi. She holds a doctorate in education from Tarbiat Modares University and is an associate professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology of Shahid Beheshti University.

  20. Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi

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    Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    mathematicianpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi is an Iranian politician and was the former minister of science and technology in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

  21. Elaheh Koulaei

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    Elaheh Koulaei
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elaheh Koulaei is an Iranian political scientist, reformist intellectual.

  22. Mohammad Fazeli

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    Mohammad Fazeli
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Mohammad Fazeli is an Iranian sociologist and assistant professor at Shahid Beheshti University whose work focuses on social impact assessment, political sociology and sociology of science. He is advisor to Iranian Minister of Energy. Fazeli was the research deputy of Iranian Center for Strategic Studies and the general editor of the Network for Public Policy Studies (NPPS).

  23. Emad Afroogh

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    Emad Afroogh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciantranslatorsociologist
    Biography

    Emad Afroogh is an Iranian sociologist and conservative politician. He studied at Shiraz University and Tarbiat Modares University. He is currently a member of the Iranian parliament.

  24. Alireza Ali Ahmadi

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    Alireza Ali Ahmadi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alireza Ali Ahmadi is an Iranian politician and former Minister of Education from 2006 to 2009. Before his appointment as Minister of Education, he was Chancellor of Payame Noor University. He was also proposed Minister of Commerce in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first cabinet which he was not confirmed by the Iranian Parliament. He was one of the candidates in 2013 presidential election but was withdrawn on 21 May.

  25. Maryam Mojtahedzadeh

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    Maryam Mojtahedzadeh
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maryam Mojtahedzadeh is an Iranian nurse, educator and conservative politician who was formerly Vice President of Iran under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. She is currently head of Organization for Preserving Values and Publications of Women's Participation in Sacred Defence of General Staff of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  26. Masoud Mir Kazemi

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    Masoud Mir Kazemi
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Masoud Mir Kazemi is an Iranian conservative politician who was a member of the Parliament of Iran from Tehran district from 2012 until 2016. He was previously served ministerial post in the cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

  27. Mohammad Ebrahim Amini

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    Mohammad Ebrahim Amini
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sayyid Ebrahim Amini is an Iranian reformist politician who is member and vice chairman of City Council of Tehran.

  28. Seyamak R. Payek

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    Seyamak R. Payek
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Siamak Rahpeyk is the jurist member of the Guardian Council and current Dean of Faculty of the University of Judicial Sciences and Administrative Services located in Tehran, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Private Law from Tarbiat Modarres University. Rahpeyk also teaches the law, his main expertise is civil liability, sub sub-specialty: basic rights and security strategy.

  29. Zahra Ahmadipour

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    Zahra Ahmadipour
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorian
    Biography

    Zahra Ahmadipour is an Iranian politician and university professor who was the head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization from 2016 until 2017. She was formerly Director of administrative divisions of the Ministry of Interior for two times, first from 1997 until 2003 and second time in 2016. She was also Vice President of the Physical Education Organization from 2003 until 2005.

  30. Sadeq Khalilian

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    Sadeq Khalilian
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Sadeq Khalilian is an Iranian conservative politician who served as agriculture minister from 2009 to 2013 in the government headed by Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

  31. Ali Asghar Mosleh

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    Ali Asghar Mosleh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    philosopherwriter
    Biography

    Ali Asghar Mosleh Fasaei is an Iranian philosopher and professor of philosophy at Allameh Tabataba'i University. He is known for his expertise on philosophy of culture. Mosleh holds the presidency of The Iranian Society of Intercultural Philosophy (ISIPH) and Research Institute for Contemporary Culture at Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies. He was the Dean of ATU's Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages (PLFL), and Acting-Dean of ATU's Faculty of Theology and Islamic Knowledge (2015-2017).

  32. Soleiman Pakseresht

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    Soleiman Pakseresht
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    essayistsociologist
    Biography

    Soleiman Pakseresht is an Iranian sociologist and associate professor at Bu-Ali Sina University whose work focuses on social impact assessment, political sociology and sociology of cyberspace. He was also the deputy of Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare.

  33. Jamshid Ghanbari Maman

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    Jamshid Ghanbari Maman
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianmanager
    Biography

    Jamshid Ghanbari Maman is an Iranian politician, former chief executive officer and expert on transportation who acts as an adviser of Civil Commission of Islamic Consultative Assembly of I.R.Iran. He was a member of Islamic Consultative Assembly of I.R.Iran in fourth and fifth parliament, also He has been active as First Deputy chairman (Fourth parliament) and chairman (Fifth parliament) of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Commission of Islamic Consultative Assembly of I.R.Iran.

  34. Gholam Hosein Shiri Aliabad

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    Gholam Hosein Shiri Aliabad
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Gholam Hosein Shiri Aliabad is an Iranian politician.

  35. Ebrahim Hajiani

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    Ebrahim Hajiani
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Ebrahim Hajiani is an Iranian sociologist whose work focuses on futures studies, identity, sociology of religion and secularism. He is the deputy head of the Iranian Center for Strategic Studies and a former head of Iranian Students Polling Agency.