University of Guilan is a highly-ranked Iranian university that uses its research-led teaching methods and materials, its unique green location and its great sense of purpose which broaden its student's perspectives.
UG was originally founded in 1974 in Rasht, as the Graduate School of Business. It became the 17th university in Iran after it obtained its approval from the Higher Education Council in 1976. Through a collaborative agreement between Iran and Germany, the university began its activities by accepting 155 students in 9 fields.
Today, with 10 faculties and 2 research institutes, University of Guilan is the largest university in Northern Iran. Over 17000 students are currently enrolled at the University of Guilan, 40 per cent of whom are graduate students. UG offers 110 B.A. / B.Sc. programs, 163 M.A. / M.Sc. programs, and 136 PhD programs. These courses aim to combine the traditional academic approach with new knowledge, methodology and technology, wherever appropriate. The University's fundamental mission is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and its understanding. The University of Guilan aims to improve the range and quality of the education it offers, as well as the research activities, and to enhance the environment in which students and staff work. It is committed to reinforcing its reputation as a center of excellence.
Only 30 Kilometers away from the Caspian Sea, the University of Guilan is particularly fortunate in its position in the capital city of Guilan Province. Guilan is the territory of forest and rain, rice and silk, beds of roaring rivers and the area of growth of wild violets, primroses, water lilies, and the habitat of swans, ducks and thousands of beautiful plants. An environment where plains, mountains and the sea are touching to create magnificent beauty. A territory full of life and joy with an enchanting nature, which at the same time is a source of dynamism and effort as well as inspiration of tranquility, stimulation of thought and creativity.