Research Centers

 1 - The Caspian Sea Basin Research Center



This research center is comprised of three departments: Water and Environment, Marine Sciences, and Marine Industries

Missions and Responsibilities

  • Integrated management for Anzali lagoon
  • Decontamination of oil pollution in the Caspian Sea
  • Sustainable development of the Caspian shores
  • Quality and quantity management of water resources
  • Conducting research on the physical and chemical attributes of the Caspian region
  • Development of environmental studies and ecosystems

Facilities and Laboratories

This research center is part of the university; therefore, many of its needs are fulfilled by the laboratories and facilities below which are already available at the university:

  • Sea biology laboratory
  • Sea biochemistry laboratory
  • Water quality laboratory
  • Physical-Hydraulic modeling laboratory


 2 – The Guilanology Research Center



Established in 2016, the Guilanology Research Center is a center for historical, cultural and social research projects on Guilan and its people. The overarching goals of this research center are as follows:

Goals and responsibilities

  • Development of appropriate research infrastructures and human resources to further its research projects
  • Recruiting esteemed researchers for different fields
  • Establishing a specialized database on related research projects, and the creation of a consultancy database
  • Promoting collaborations with other institutions and research centers, both inside and outside the country
  • Increasing the number of scientific articles in indexed journals both inside and outside the countries
  • Publishing academic books
  • Organizing conferences, scientific meetings, commemoration of scholars, seminars and workshops related to the activities of the research center on national and international levels
  • Evaluating of research activates by different research groups
  • Providing opportunities for the development of new research groups
  • Advising and supervising graduate theses in accordance with the center's goals

Biological Anthropology Laboratory

As the first biological anthropology laboratory in Iran, the following fields can be analyzed in this laboratory:

  • Human Growth
  • Anthropometry
  • Paleopathology
  • Osteology
  • Medicolegal Anthopology
  • Mediphysiological Anthropology
  • Dental Anthropology


 3 – The Silkworm Research Group



Established in 1994, the Silkworm Research Group aims to conduct basic, applied and developmental research on silkworms, silk fibers, and sericulture development in Iran. This research group has had several research projects, collaborating with the Iran Silkworm Research Centre, Northern Iran's Biotechnology Center, and several other prestigious organizations and institutes. The members of the Silkworm Research Group, many of whom are faculty members at the University of Guilan, have published more than 60 academic papers (more than half of which have been published in international journals). University of Guilan's Silkworm Research Group has also been ranked 4th among the agricultural institutes in Iran. Expanding the group and making it into an international center for sericulture studies is our priority.

Missions and responsibilities

  • Carrying out research projects that will improve the quality of sericulture, silkworms, silk and wool
  • Establishing Iran's silkworm germ database
  • Expanding silkworm industries
  • Expanding Iran's mulberry gene database
  • Studying the economic and social conditions of rural communities in order to prepare and implement plans that will improve the existing structures and will rehabilitate and expand the farms
  • Studying the global market for sericulture products
  • Training human resources for various sectors of sericulture industries
  • Developing silkworm research groups and sericulture biotechnology