Chancellor's Message & UG Officials

Chancellor's Message

Chancellor's Message

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razi

Welcome to the University of Guilan, a premier academic institution that opens up new horizons to the future!

The University of Guilan is a progressive academic institution that continually adopts specialized programs and teaching methods to prepare today's students for tomorrow's undertakings. Having been established for more than 40 years, UG has built a strong reputation as one of the country's leading universities, especially in northern Iran. This has been achieved by providing a unique learning environment based on our deep commitment to meet the changing needs of society and our promising student body. University of Guilan has endeavored to create a bright future for thousands of local and national students for more than 4 decades. During these years, UG, as a young university, has been advancing knowledge and improving the quality of higher education through creative teaching and research. Founded in 1974 with an initial enrollment of 400 students, UG is now a thriving institution with over 17,000 students on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. UG is a leading higher education institution in training with over 400 academic programs. Every year more students take advantage of the opportunities that UG offers.

UG is an institution that is deeply committed to excellence in education, research, and service in all fields of science. The programs are tailored to meet the needs and interests of individual students. Moreover, our graduates have pursued a variety of careers, ranging from faculty positions in academia to research and development in industry.

Although we have, so far, taken great steps, we recognize that the University of Guilan cannot only rely on achievements in the past. I am constantly impressed by the capabilities of our academic staff and students, their ground-breaking researches and the outstanding way in which they engage in finding solutions for the current problems and their competency in facing future challenges. We have also endeavored to preserve and disseminate enduring values such as integrity, fairness and just treatment, responsibility, and public trust. We also hold dear our determined efforts to engage students in their own learning. I am deeply delighted that I have been working with all of the UG family members who believe that UG could be the place where the future lies, and I would like to invite you to experience for yourselves the unique UG academic environment to reach your goals.

Thank you for visiting the home page of the University of Guilan. I am looking forward to welcoming you at the University of Guilan!


Ahmad Razi




Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razi

Born in 1964 in Guilan, Prof. Razi received his B.A. in Persian Language and Literature from the University of Guilan in 1988. He got his M.A. in Persian Literature from Tarbiat Modarres University in 1992 and completed his Ph.D in Persian Literature at Allameh Tabataba'i University in 2003. Apart from being an outstanding professor of Persian Language and Literature and writing numerous academic papers and completing several projects in his field, he has held many administrative positions in recent years. Prof. Razi has also played a crucial role in helping to shape UG into an internationally recognized institution of higher education.


UG Officials

 Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Razi

 Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs: Prof. Dr. Farhad Shirini

 Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology: Prof. Dr. Ziaoddin Mirhosseini

 Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs: Dr. Hossein Aftrakhteh

 Vice-Chancellor for Cultural and Social Affairs: Dr. Mohsen Akbari

 Vice-Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs: Dr. Gholamreza Mahfouzi


Former UG Chancellors (since 1976)

Hossein Sepasgozarian Dec. 17, 1976   to   Sep. 6, 1976
Kourosh Eghbal Sep. 18, 1976   to   Jan. 1978
Mohammad Daneshvar Apr. 29, 1978   to   Jun. 24, 1978
Parviz Alborz Jun. 25, 1978   to   Jun. 20, 1980
Asadollah Asrayi (Vice-president) Jul. 23, 1980   to   Oct. 2, 1980
Fatollah Mozaffarzadeh Oct. 15, 1980   to   Mar. 6, 1981
Mohammadreza Gholami Mar. 7, 1981   to   Sep. 7, 1983
Nosratollah Zargham Sept. 8, 1983   to   Dec. 7, 1988
Asghar Varase'i Dec. 8, 1988   to   Nov. 21, 1995
Abbas Sahebghadam Lotfi Nov. 22, 1995   to   Dec. 6, 1997
Davoud Ahmadi Dastjeri Dec. 7, 1997   to   Jan. 27, 2006
Abdollah Hatamzadeh Jan. 28, 2006   to   Dec. 10, 2013
Ahmad Razi Dec. 11, 2013   to   Present