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

Bio – Anthropological Laboratory

The Bio- Anthropological Laboratory of the University of Guilan was established for the first time in Iran in 2016 at University of Guilan in Research Institute of Guilan Studies with the support of the Management and Planning Organization of Guilan. One of the most fundamental aspects of the laboratory is research and training of the national experts.

The specialist and research team of the laboratory will provide the following services:

Research and Training to how deal with various human discovered remains - either ancient or new population - through the right tools and methods using interdisciplinary experiments.

Exploration, excavation and analysis of biological and cultural collected data, in the form of joint projects, inter-university or organizational contracts.

Quantitative and qualitative study of the ancient remaind or new population through either cultural biological factors.

Metric studies, somatic measurements, as well as nonmetric studies or cellular-molecular facilities for reconstructing of the archaeological samples.

Ancient resource studies and Osteological services:

Excavation, cleaning and reconstruction of the human remains.

Age estimation, sex determination, bone reconstruction, Paleopathological studies and cause of death of the discovered bones. 

Anthropometric measurements to obtain and categorize different medical, industrial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of a population.

Bio-cultural studies.

Surveying of a diseases and impact of social and cultural disorders on a stricken population by using basic science and medical sciences applications.

Setting of Anatomical, Physical and Genetical Atlas of an ancient or new population.

Typology and Measurement of Stone Tools.

Photography and Drawing of Stone Tools to representing them in the form of hard or soft copies.

Megascopic, Microscopic and Petrographic Thin Section of the stone tools.

Extraction and Analysis of Trace Elements and Isotopes of biological remains.

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 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