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.
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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.
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|