Business Schools Ranking in Iran

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The language of instruction is Farsi. The first day of school year is 22 September (1st Mehr), which is annually celebrated joyfully. In the past two decades, the education system and curricula have been reformed several times. The new system is oriented towards vocational training. Since education is considered a top priority in the development of the country, the authorities have endeavoured to increase the primary education enrolment rate. In addition, the comprehensive Applied Sciences University was established in order to strengthen technical and vocational education and train skillful manpower needed for industry, agriculture and service sectors.

Iran has a high literacy rate by regional standards. The country's adult literacy rate stood at 84.6 percent in 2013 (UNESCO), compared to 85% worldwide and 78% in the neighboring Arab states. The literacy rate among 15-24 year-olds is even higher, at 98% (2015). 

Higher education is offered at the following types of institutions: Universities (general/comprehensive, specialized -fine arts, engineering, medicine-, comprehensive technology -applied sciences-, Payam-e Noor University (distance learning), medical, private) ; Teacher raining Colleges ; Technical Institutes and Higher Education Institutes (non-university). 

Iran's public universities have a relatively good reputation, particurlarly for undergraduate education in engineering. The number of private higher education institutions in Iran has increased drastically. Iran's Ministry of Higher Education and Research presently lists 51 public universities on its website. In 1977, by comparison, Iran had only 16 universities with a reported number of 154,315 students. The Ministry's website does not provide information on the number of institutions in the dynamic private sector, but some reports suggest a rapid increase from 50 private HELs in 2005 to 354 in 2014, an increase of more than 600% in less than 10 years. 


Eduniversal in Iran: 2 schools

Business Schools with 5 palms: 0

Business Schools with 4 palms: 0

Business Schools with 3 palms: 1

Business Schools with 2 palms: 1

Business Schools with 1 palm: 0


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Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in Iran

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD Business School

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Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

IMRE - Institute of Management Research & Education

1 83 ‰

1 Palme Of Excellence LOCAL Reference

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Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Qeshm Institute of Higher Education (QIHE)

1 6 ‰

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