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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.

International Students

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

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Visiting Delegates from South Korea
Visiting Delegates from South Korea
On Sunday 7th May 2017, a group of cultural representative comprising of the Director of Cultural Cooperation and the Second Secretary of the Cultural Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the First Secretary of Cultural...
A Visit from German Architects and Urban Planners
A Visit from German Architects and Urban Planners
On Tuesday 9th May, a group of 15 Architects and Urban Planners from the city of Hamburg visited the School of Architecture and the College of Fine Arts. Led by Christoph Schwartzkopf (Architect and Executive Officer of Monument Preservation in...
The Influence of Preservation of Monuments in Urban Planning in Hamburg
The Influence of Preservation of Monuments in Urban Planning in Hamburg" by Christoph Schwarzkopf
"The Influence of Preservation of Monuments in Urban Planning in Hamburg" by Christoph Schwarzkopf (Architect, Executive Officer of Monument Preservation, Hamburg Ministry of Culture) Tuesday 9th May 2017 Negarkhaneh, College of Fine...
Swiss Architects' Visit to the College of Fine Arts and the University Premises
Swiss Architects' Visit to the College of Fine Arts and the University Premises
A group of Swiss architects visited the College of Fine Arts and the rest of the University of Tehran on Monday 8 May 2017. The group were comprised of 17 architects and researchers led by Thomas Meyer-Weiser and were particularly interested in the...
"Iraq: 100 Years of History, Culture and Struggle"
How is it that a nation rises against tyranny and oppression and maintains its optimism in the most difficult of times? It seems that the people of Iraq, whose history is characterised by constant rise and fall, have bravely overcome such trials. ...
The University of Tehran's School of Architecture is Ranked in the Top 200 Schools in the World
The University of Tehran's School of Architecture is Ranked in the Top 200 Schools in the World
According to the Global Higher Education Analysis Firm "Quacquarelli Symonds" (QS) the School of Architecture of the University of Tehran reached the top 200 of the world's top universities for the study of Architecture & Built Environment. ...
Sudden Demise of Zahra Foomezhi
Sudden Demise of Zahra Foomezhi
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Ms. Zahra Foomezhi, the International Secretary to the College of Fine Arts and one the most active members of staff in the School of Architecture suddenly passed away a few days ago. The fact...
TRANSFER: Architecture by Migrants
TRANSFER: Architecture by Migrants
TRANSFER -  Architecture by migrants Lecture by Anna Marijke Weber RWTH Aachen University 17:00 to 19:00 - Monday, February 27, 2017 Negarkhaneh Hall, School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran ...
Visit from German Students and Staff, including Prof. Steffen Laue
Visit from German Students and Staff, including Prof. Steffen Laue
On Sunday, 30 October 2016, a group of students and staff from Potsdam University visited the College of Fine Arts. Among the group was Prof. Steffen Laue whose research focuses on Architectural Conservation. After a tour of College of Fine Arts...
Guest Lecturers from Japan and Ideas about Future Collaborations
Guest Lecturers from Japan and Ideas about Future Collaborations
In a meeting organized by the School of Architecture on the 22nd October 2016, Professor Riichi Miyake of Fuji Women's University and Keita Aoshima of Shibaura Institute of Technology discussed ideas about future collaborations between the...
"From Studio to Exhibition 3"
 The third exhibition of student work from the School of Architecture will be held from 11 - 20 December 2016 in the Gallery of College of Fine Arts. Like previous exhibitions, a selection of student work from academic year 2015-2016 will be...
A City is [NOT] a Tree: Designing New Urban Environments - Prof. Cino Zucchi
A City is [NOT] a Tree: Designing New Urban Environments - Prof. Cino Zucchi
Cino Zucchi is Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He is renowned for his projects in Venice, Milan and other cities in Italy and the world. He is also the...
Frankenstein Architecture Workshop in Tehran 2
Frankenstein Architecture Workshop in Tehran 2
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Dr. Saied Yousefi receives the Visiting International Fellowship Award from EWRI
Dr. Saied Yousefi receives the Visiting International Fellowship Award from EWRI
Dr. Saied Yousefi, the Assistant Professor in the Architecture Department receives the Visiting International Fellowship award (VIF) from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (EWRI, May 22-26, 2016), held in West Palm Beach,...
The 6th International Festival and Exhibition - Scientific and Cultural Achievements of International Students
The 6th International Festival and Exhibition - Scientific and Cultural Achievements of International Students
The 6th International Fesitval and Exhibition of Scientific and Cultural Achievements of International Students will be held from 23-25 May 2016 in Shahid Chamran Hall of College of Engineering, University of Tehran. The event is open to everyone...
Design on the Edge of the Desert along the Silk Road - International Exhibition in Tehran
Design on the Edge of the Desert along the Silk Road - International Exhibition in Tehran
With Dr Hamed Mazaherian, Dr Hassan Osanloo, Dr Hormoz Famili, Dr Michele Ugolini, Dr Carlo Cereti
Meeting between Staff and Students of UT School of Architecture and Kassel University Visiting Party
Meeting between Staff and Students of UT School of Architecture and Kassel University Visiting Party
The meeting between the School of Architecture of the University of Tehran and a visiting party from the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Design of Kassel University was held on Sunday 15 May 2016 with the aid of Zoj Building...
Student Presence in the
Student Presence in the "Future of Shade" Competition
The Sunbrella company organized the fourth International Competition entitled "Future of Shade". Sunbrella was established in 1961 
and is the biggest producer of performance fabrics used in architecture and other applications. The goal of this...
First International Competition of Macaroni Structures
First International Competition of Macaroni Structures
The First International Competition of Macaroni Structures will be held at the College of Engineering,  from 9th May until 11th May 2016 in Shahid Chamran Hall. The event is organized by the Civil Engineering Association of the College of...