Sharif University of Technology (SUT) is a public research university in Tehran, Iran and is widely considered to be the nation's leading institution for engineering and physical science disciplines. It is commonly known as the "Iranian MIT." The university also has an international campus in Kish Island, Persian Gulf.Today, the university provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 15 main departments.
The student body consists of about 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,700 graduate students from all the 30 provinces of Iran. Funding for Sharif University is provided by the government and through private funding. Undergraduate admission to Sharif is limited to the top 800 of the 500,000 students who pass the national entrance examination administered annually by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
In the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences rankings, SUT is ranked 5th in the Middle East. It is in the top 251-275 universities in the world and 37th in Asia in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2014 Times Higher Education top 100 for newer universities (less than 50 years old), SUT ranked 1st in the Middle East, 6th in Asia, and 27th in the world.
International Campus of Sharif University of Technology was started on Kish Island in 2005 in cooperation with Kish University (affiliated to Kish Free Zone Organization).
The campus is currently admitting students for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in technical and engineering courses and for a master's degree in management. Students are admitted through national entrance examination administered yearly by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. At present, the campus has more than 1000 MSc, BSc, and more than 40 PhD students. All the courses in university classes are taught and examined in English.
The congress will be held on Sharif University International Conference Hall.