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Volume 01
Welcome to Iran

“Asian –Pacific Sustainable Development Through Entrepreneurial Empowered Knowledge Sharing”
15-17 November 2014, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Professor Mahmoud Nili Ahmad Abadi
President, University of Tehran
AUAP Board Member

p.1 From Secretary General Association of Universities of Technology
p.1-2 Danbrus University of Galati
p.3AUAP-SIAS Global Leadership Program 2014
p.4 Daegu Health College Global Leadership Program 2014, South Korea
p.5 KKU hosts the GMSTEC Conference
p.6 Cultural and Extra-Curricular Activities in RKDF University
p.7 University Of Newcastle, Australia
                Welcome to the University of Tehran and Iran. As you will attend University of Tehran, you’ll really discover that faculty and staff are proud of serving in the oldest and largest university with a high quality and are excited about enjoying highest standards and values. University of Tehran has a strategic plan to move further towards internationalization of the programs and help today’s students become the professionals and leaders of tomorrow. In recent years, University of Tehran has been recognized as one of the top of national, regional and international universities in many international ranking systems. This recognition is based on faculties and students' success in various academic and research areas. I appreciate your interest in visiting University of Tehran and on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and academic community, I hope you enjoy your visit to the University. Since the beginning of establishment of AUAP, University of Tehran has had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious universities and talented and creative people in the Asia and Pacific through the AUAP network. Thanks to AUAP dynamic activities, we have been able to exchange and share ideas with many of our colleagues and the presence of AUAP officials and members in Iran is a good opportunity to reinforce the already-established ties. We are very pleased to have the AUAP events in University of Tehran concurrent with our 80th anniversary celebration. Tehran, the capital of Iran with a population of around 14 million is a modern city and home to many historical monuments, traditional bazaars, various recreational places and beautiful gardens. We hope you can find a time to visit not only Tehran but also other historical cities of Iran during your presence within the framework of AUAP events. I am looking forward to meet you in person in Tehran in November 12-17, 2014.
            About Tehran City

               Tehran (Persian: Tehrān‎;), is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 10 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in the Western Asia. In the 20th and 21st centuries, Tehran has been the subject of mass migration of people from all around Iran. The city is home to many historical mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. However, modern structures, notably Azadi (Liberty) Tower and the Milad Tower, have come to symbolize the city. Tehran is ranked 29th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area. Throughout Iran's history, the capital has been moved many times, and Tehran is the 32nd national capital of Iran although it has been Iran's capital for about 220 years. Although a variety of unofficial languages are spoken, roughly 99% of the population understand and speak Persian. The majority of people in Tehran identify themselves as Persians. Tehran is a modern city with many beauty tourist attractions. It is one of the most advanced capital cities in the Middle East. A clean city, with beautiful streets , gardens, various museums and hospitable people who wish you a good stay in Tehran in advance.

            University of Tehran, Past and Present

               Rooted in Jondi Shapur University which goes back over 2,000 years ago, the University of Tehran in its traditional form was established seven centuries ago. It was founded firstly in form of religious seminaries ("Houza" or traditional religious schools). Other than religious studies, the education then covered mathematics, astronomy, medicine, literature, biology, physics and chemistry. During the modern era, the University of Tehran evolved from a religious structure to a more modern and academic structure of higher education. Dar-ol-Fonoon College was the first engineering school in its modern form which was established almost a century ago. University of Tehran in modern sense was inaugurated in the winter of 1934. University of Tehran is known as the Mother University in Iran, symbol of Iranian higher education with an international reputation for excellence.