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The University of Tehran ranked 1st in Iran, 336th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 17 research topics. The University of Tehran ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 80,697 academic publications and 1,029,345 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 406 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#336 of 14,131 In the World
#42 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 310 In Iran
#1 of 37 In Tehran
#6 of 1,019 For Agricultural Engineering
#8 of 1,009 For Hydrology and Water resources management
#14 of 1,864 For Operations Research
#80 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#733 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 14 other topics

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Engineering rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Engineering in Iran and 215th in the World with 50,330 publications made and 725,806 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#66 of 2,776 In Asia
#215 of 6,555 In the World

University of Tehran
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 13 79
1991 16 92
1992 14 63
1993 22 66
1994 33 79
1995 28 83
1996 51 122
1997 60 108
1998 55 106
1999 65 160
2000 119 208
2001 157 322
2002 207 438
2003 348 693
2004 434 891
2005 575 1301
2006 813 1992
2007 1118 3049
2008 1356 4215
2009 1534 5910
2010 1684 8022
2011 1966 11658
2012 2221 14955
2013 2482 18968
2014 2743 23391
2015 3103 29068
2016 3165 34911
2017 3597 43369
2018 3868 51815
2019 4127 68447
2020 4337 87196
2021 4958 127924
2022 3642 129741

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Agricultural Engineering 1 2 6
Operations Research 1 3 14
Mining Engineering 3 23 43
Renewable Energy Engineering 1 16 44
Petroleum Engineering 2 14 44
Industrial Engineering 1 11 46
Geotechnical Engineering 1 18 72
Construction Management 1 18 85
Environmental Engineering 1 32 86
Reliability and Quality Engineering 2 28 89
Nuclear Engineering 3 40 98
Automotive Engineering 2 41 105
Systems Engineering 1 19 116
Remote Sensing 1 31 128
Firefighting and Fire Science 1 41 133
Automation and Control engineering 3 55 137
Architectural Engineering 1 38 137
Chemical Engineering 1 72 145
Electronic Engineering 1 50 145
Civil Engineering 1 45 154
Metallurgical Engineering 1 64 162
Marine Engineering 2 51 165
Mechanical Engineering 1 53 168
Landscape Architecture 1 32 169
Structural Engineering 4 56 170
Electrical Engineering 1 71 187
Computer Engineering 2 62 190
Nanotechnology 1 82 197
Materials Science 1 79 213
Architecture 1 44 217
Robotics 2 73 221
Aerospace Engineering 2 62 243
Telecommunications 2 84 252
Computer Networking 2 79 260
Biochemical Engineering 1 57 267
Biomedical Engineering 3 66 281
Transportation Engineering 2 72 285
Acoustical Engineering 4 90 316
Technical Drawing 2 114 341
Product and Industrial Design 1 73 359
Applied/Engineering Physics 1 114 364
Optical Engineering 1 100 373
Aviation 2 76 377
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 2 122 405
Biotechnology 5 106 464
Engineering Management 1 109 556
Human-Computer Interaction 2 131 612

Biology rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 2nd for Biology in Iran and 382nd in the World with 47,045 publications made and 661,495 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Botany, Nanotechnology.

Biology ranking Location
#2 of 122 In Iran
#75 of 2,784 In Asia
#382 of 6,663 In the World

University of Tehran
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 13 128
1991 23 144
1992 24 126
1993 32 137
1994 31 147
1995 35 155
1996 52 190
1997 64 192
1998 63 170
1999 75 243
2000 119 281
2001 172 440
2002 164 543
2003 318 1127
2004 360 1006
2005 470 1427
2006 633 2286
2007 1068 3321
2008 1323 4617
2009 1345 6408
2010 1484 8493
2011 1859 11631
2012 2092 14996
2013 2290 18662
2014 2612 22407
2015 2893 26887
2016 2931 31263
2017 3243 37718
2018 3460 44414
2019 3692 57656
2020 4144 75103
2021 4795 110416
2022 3617 115901

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Agricultural Science 1 18 102
Nutrition and Food Science 1 22 107
Horticulture 1 25 120
Animal Science 1 12 137
Toxicology 2 25 139
Botany 1 27 197
Nanotechnology 1 82 197
Forestry 1 34 258
Zoology 1 21 276
Paleontology 1 43 277
Microbiology 3 62 337
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 1 54 342
Biochemistry 2 110 457
Biotechnology 5 106 464
Pharmacology 7 126 467
Entomology 1 75 470
Genetics 3 128 512
Evolutionary Biology 1 86 520
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 5 114 533
Virology 4 128 550
Biophysics 1 127 562
Neuroscience 3 107 582
Astrobiology 2 133 609
Immunology 7 187 628
Oncology and Cancer research 8 220 652
Molecular Biology 5 223 701
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 95 783

Chemistry rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Chemistry in Iran and 338th in the World with 44,590 publications made and 690,322 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#80 of 2,710 In Asia
#338 of 6,327 In the World

University of Tehran
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 15 146
1991 24 132
1992 26 118
1993 28 122
1994 36 154
1995 34 173
1996 55 172
1997 64 182
1998 59 151
1999 83 229
2000 126 270
2001 173 409
2002 194 561
2003 323 822
2004 413 992
2005 514 1505
2006 686 2263
2007 1060 3460
2008 1280 4675
2009 1350 6436
2010 1483 8530
2011 1735 11823
2012 1965 14912
2013 2188 18647
2014 2499 22542
2015 2681 27620
2016 2787 33180
2017 3088 40519
2018 3318 48377
2019 3466 62518
2020 3815 79945
2021 4313 115200
2022 3308 119577

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Radiochemistry 1 47 68
Nutrition and Food Science 1 22 107
Chemical Engineering 1 72 145
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 27 179
Nanotechnology 1 82 197
Physical chemistry 1 79 205
Materials Science 1 79 213
Environmental Chemistry 1 72 250
Inorganic Chemistry 1 92 257
Biochemical Engineering 1 57 267
Organic Chemistry 1 79 291
Pharmacy 4 103 386
Computational Chemistry 2 84 392
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 2 122 405
Biochemistry 2 110 457

Physics rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Physics in Iran and 275th in the World with 43,139 publications made and 622,927 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#78 of 2,752 In Asia
#275 of 6,484 In the World

University of Tehran
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 12 75
1991 15 92
1992 13 63
1993 23 67
1994 29 79
1995 27 89
1996 58 120
1997 68 119
1998 55 96
1999 81 159
2000 126 197
2001 172 314
2002 186 458
2003 328 674
2004 410 861
2005 522 1312
2006 714 1962
2007 1014 3047
2008 1225 4097
2009 1342 5534
2010 1485 7407
2011 1750 10271
2012 1943 13186
2013 2136 16181
2014 2415 20183
2015 2668 24957
2016 2684 30339
2017 3031 37482
2018 3230 44726
2019 3406 58182
2020 3619 73928
2021 4073 107021
2022 3027 106825

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Nanotechnology 1 82 197
Materials Science 1 79 213
Quantum and Particle physics 1 81 287
Acoustical Engineering 4 90 316
Applied/Engineering Physics 1 114 364
Optical Engineering 1 100 373
Astrophysics and Astronomy 1 81 435
Nuclear Physics 1 102 456
Medical Physics 7 89 509
Theoretical Physics 5 114 510
Biophysics 1 127 562
Condensed Matter Physics 2 182 591
Astrobiology 2 133 609
Atomic and Molecular physics 1 164 689

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Iran and 213th in the World with 42,433 publications made and 567,318 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#37 of 2,777 In Asia
#213 of 6,683 In the World

University of Tehran
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 5 74
1991 7 112
1992 11 63
1993 24 64
1994 14 63
1995 30 77
1996 36 77
1997 33 78
1998 44 80
1999 43 126
2000 93 144
2001 131 203
2002 134 278
2003 248 778
2004 304 559
2005 396 809
2006 558 1377
2007 860 2235
2008 1006 2905
2009 1173 4345
2010 1373 6132
2011 1650 9039
2012 1927 11497
2013 2131 15074
2014 2348 18402
2015 2666 22188
2016 2668 26226
2017 3025 31985
2018 3219 38115
2019 3433 50788
2020 3758 67575
2021 4522 102912
2022 3267 106398

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Environmental Science.

Computer Science rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Computer Science in Iran and 316th in the World with 32,046 publications made and 368,073 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Networking, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#67 of 2,768 In Asia
#316 of 6,597 In the World

University of Tehran
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 9 64
1991 15 71
1992 19 74
1993 17 78
1994 24 78
1995 23 99
1996 30 81
1997 42 99
1998 25 91
1999 27 132
2000 83 169
2001 92 175
2002 150 270
2003 239 418
2004 275 530
2005 403 724
2006 602 1203
2007 764 1612
2008 940 2641
2009 1015 3431
2010 1157 4879
2011 1357 6757
2012 1447 8679
2013 1609 10890
2014 1755 13043
2015 1953 15360
2016 1959 17403
2017 2170 20786
2018 2298 24080
2019 2519 32238
2020 2725 42730
2021 3107 64621
2022 2302 65846

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Computer Science.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Iran and 459th in the World with 27,387 publications made and 283,273 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Sociology, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#1 of 122 In Iran
#50 of 2,813 In Asia
#459 of 6,939 In the World

University of Tehran
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 6 33
1991 8 98
1992 10 37
1993 10 40
1994 15 49
1995 19 57
1996 19 62
1997 25 56
1998 25 57
1999 30 80
2000 48 97
2001 61 141
2002 81 168
2003 135 316
2004 185 336
2005 224 497
2006 343 746
2007 509 1011
2008 667 1497
2009 705 2220
2010 861 3505
2011 1134 4801
2012 1240 6506
2013 1357 8264
2014 1536 10191
2015 1655 12095
2016 1731 13774
2017 1936 16423
2018 2145 19048
2019 2327 25378
2020 2565 33725
2021 3010 53552
2022 1989 55505

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Medicine rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 7th for Medicine in Iran and 541st in the World with 25,853 publications made and 296,901 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Immunology, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#7 of 122 In Iran
#122 of 2,743 In Asia
#541 of 6,552 In the World

University of Tehran
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 12 105
1991 21 110
1992 24 103
1993 19 110
1994 20 112
1995 28 145
1996 28 152
1997 34 147
1998 38 127
1999 40 153
2000 57 213
2001 93 315
2002 77 325
2003 140 444
2004 181 519
2005 241 733
2006 321 1052
2007 603 1636
2008 807 2202
2009 670 3291
2010 778 4576
2011 1067 5668
2012 1106 7413
2013 1202 8801
2014 1366 10586
2015 1518 12412
2016 1538 13920
2017 1765 16292
2018 1851 18572
2019 2025 23750
2020 2345 31917
2021 2745 48618
2022 2080 54065

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Veterinary 2 12 104
Toxicology 2 25 139
Biomedical Engineering 3 66 281
Neurosurgery 5 108 379
Plastic Surgery 5 85 380
Urology 4 96 385
Pharmacy 4 103 386
Occupational Therapy 4 53 399
Physical Therapy 3 54 400
Sports / Exercise science 2 25 408
Public Health 5 53 421
Clinical Psychology 3 28 427
Sports Medicine 2 57 459
Pharmacology 7 126 467
Sonography and Ultrasound 6 145 493
Dermatology 8 131 493
Medical Physics 7 89 509
Forensic Science 2 115 520
Epidemiology 13 100 523
Anatomy and Physiology 4 132 534
Dentistry 9 136 545
Virology 4 128 550
Radiation Therapy 7 176 551
Healthcare Management (MHA) 10 69 553
Cosmetology 10 179 567
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 9 187 568
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 8 73 574
Anesthesiology 7 163 576
Psychiatry 7 117 584
Ophthalmology 7 166 588
Orthodontics 9 150 594
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 7 169 595
Pathology 7 154 595
Surgery 7 173 596
Nursing 8 78 613
Audiology 2 116 627
Immunology 7 187 628
Health Science 9 90 637
Oncology and Cancer research 8 220 652
Optometry 7 153 671
Cardiology 7 213 734
Pediatrics 15 197 748
Family medicine 12 156 753
Respiratory Therapy 11 206 763
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 12 165 764
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 95 783
Critical Care Nursing 13 222 878
Gerontology 12 159 984
Social Work 2 153 1043

Mathematics rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Mathematics in Iran and 267th in the World with 18,835 publications made and 234,272 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#1 of 121 In Iran
#53 of 2,612 In Asia
#267 of 6,132 In the World

University of Tehran
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 5 8
1991 1 16
1992 4 15
1993 4 10
1994 12 17
1995 11 22
1996 15 36
1997 11 39
1998 12 42
1999 17 45
2000 26 82
2001 42 91
2002 87 177
2003 104 193
2004 138 294
2005 203 462
2006 307 772
2007 456 1111
2008 518 1462
2009 592 2318
2010 682 2866
2011 891 4148
2012 886 5252
2013 972 6398
2014 1088 7906
2015 1165 9124
2016 1197 10387
2017 1199 11872
2018 1390 14036
2019 1421 18458
2020 1585 24529
2021 1925 37872
2022 1398 38041

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Operations Research 1 3 14
Statistics 1 49 262
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 32 263
Blockchain and Cryptography 4 119 403
Applied Mathematics 7 110 410
Actuarial Science 1 69 505
Math Teachers 1 75 531

Business rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Business in Iran and 229th in the World with 14,705 publications made and 161,663 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations Research, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#1 of 121 In Iran
#34 of 2,509 In Asia
#229 of 6,002 In the World

University of Tehran
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 1 9
1991 0 21
1992 1 18
1993 5 9
1994 4 13
1995 7 15
1996 8 17
1997 7 7
1998 8 24
1999 15 17
2000 22 34
2001 33 36
2002 41 75
2003 103 105
2004 97 152
2005 158 257
2006 226 356
2007 307 495
2008 391 763
2009 449 1263
2010 500 1812
2011 630 2685
2012 668 3637
2013 736 4850
2014 911 6034
2015 939 6978
2016 945 7682
2017 1047 8918
2018 1173 10811
2019 1167 14134
2020 1272 18777
2021 1506 29194
2022 975 28319

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Business.

Psychology rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 3rd for Psychology in Iran and 525th in the World with 13,371 publications made and 127,491 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#3 of 120 In Iran
#87 of 2,647 In Asia
#525 of 6,353 In the World

University of Tehran
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 3 54
1991 13 60
1992 12 49
1993 6 60
1994 7 63
1995 11 82
1996 10 74
1997 16 76
1998 12 65
1999 16 90
2000 24 109
2001 35 149
2002 33 180
2003 69 211
2004 87 256
2005 98 358
2006 135 520
2007 257 710
2008 390 1021
2009 332 1293
2010 425 1953
2011 630 2344
2012 581 3127
2013 601 3846
2014 693 4707
2015 784 5412
2016 781 6018
2017 922 7325
2018 975 8177
2019 1174 10778
2020 1296 14295
2021 1409 21607
2022 1096 23463

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 42 321
Cognitive Science 1 77 389
Occupational Therapy 4 53 399
Social Psychology 1 39 403
Child Psychology 2 28 419
Clinical Psychology 3 28 427
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 35 429
Special Education 1 24 497
Education Majors 1 80 559
Neuroscience 3 107 582
Psychiatry 7 117 584
Sexology 5 54 768
Social Work 2 153 1043

Economics rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Economics in Iran and 312th in the World with 8,513 publications made and 92,610 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Environmental Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#1 of 116 In Iran
#33 of 2,385 In Asia
#312 of 5,789 In the World

University of Tehran
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 1 7
1991 0 26
1992 0 13
1993 3 7
1994 3 3
1995 2 12
1996 5 13
1997 5 4
1998 4 8
1999 11 11
2000 11 18
2001 21 23
2002 22 48
2003 19 39
2004 29 51
2005 57 87
2006 95 129
2007 120 174
2008 183 295
2009 193 519
2010 229 887
2011 335 1305
2012 339 1723
2013 428 2384
2014 507 2904
2015 529 3438
2016 535 3629
2017 610 4526
2018 722 5771
2019 734 7760
2020 831 11098
2021 1037 18728
2022 670 19992

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Tehran ranked 1st for Art & Design in Iran and 411th in the World with 4,629 publications made and 41,159 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Computer Graphics, Architecture.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#1 of 111 In Iran
#64 of 2,183 In Asia
#411 of 5,426 In the World

University of Tehran
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 5 3
1991 0 20
1992 0 7
1993 2 7
1994 6 2
1995 2 10
1996 4 12
1997 7 15
1998 0 10
1999 1 25
2000 8 26
2001 9 19
2002 14 23
2003 26 38
2004 34 85
2005 47 111
2006 67 121
2007 108 186
2008 129 279
2009 130 372
2010 139 615
2011 220 826
2012 258 1112
2013 238 1282
2014 284 1585
2015 292 1840
2016 274 1947
2017 316 2483
2018 358 2809
2019 399 3692
2020 432 4816
2021 431 6887
2022 273 7011

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tehran in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Iran ranking Asia ranking World rank
Interior Design 1 35 155
Landscape Architecture 1 32 169
Architecture 1 44 217
Music 1 20 238
Aesthetics 1 47 325
Animation 2 92 342
Graphic Design 1 72 364
Fashion Design 1 61 366
Literature 1 58 419
Computer Graphics 2 112 462
UX/UI Desgin 1 116 581
Game Design and Development 1 128 631
Creative Writing 2 57 656
Entertainment Industry Business 1 101 712
Cinematography 1 61 718
Painting and Drawing 4 176 725
Sculpture 4 176 725
Performing arts 2 112 749
Illustration and Concept Art 4 185 756
Photography 3 150 798
Multimedia 2 171 818
Art History 1 95 999