Over the years, the School of Architecture of the University of Tehran has been encouraging international collaborations, not only to share knowledge and exchange ideas about architecture and its related design disciplines, but also to develop a wider appreciation of the rich culture and heritage of Iran and an understanding of other cultures and models of thought.
During the past few years, the school of architecture has collaborated with some of the most renowned architectural institutions in the world, including Politecnico di Milano, Sapienza Rome, Ecole Speciale d'Architecture, Vienna University of Technology, University of Florence, Architectural Association, Domus Academy and others. These collaborations have taken the form of workshops, seminars and symposia on different aspects of architectural theory, fabrication and praxis.
The international division of the School of Architecture is related to the International Division of the College of Fine Arts and the International Vice-President of University of Tehran (see http://international.ut.ac.ir/).
Aims and Objectives
The international affairs section of the School of Architecture aims to:
- establish relationships with universities and research centres across the globe to instigate collaborations and exchange;
- re-present the School of Architecture of the University of Tehran to the international community;
- instigate and monitor agreements, contracts and memorandums with other academic centres for future collaborations and exchange;
- set up academic workshops, seminars and conferences and help with their publications in different media;
- encourage foreign students and staff within the school and smoothen out potential limitations and difficulties.
The School of Architecture currently welcomes students from a variety of nationalities, including places such as Japan, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. The presence of these students enriches the cultural diversity of the school and helps distribute the rich cultural and architectural heritage that is embedded in Iran.
For more information contact the International Adviser to the School of Architecture: S. Yahya Islami