Allameh Tabataba’i University

Allameh Tabataba’i University

Allameh Tabataba'i University, West Hemmat Expressway, Tehran Lattitude: 35.759522 Tehran View map



The history of Allameh Tabataba’i University (ATU) goes back to 1957 and 1958 when “School of Accounting and Oil Financial Sciences” and “Tehran College of Commerce” were founded. In 1979, after the Islamic revolution in Iran, these two colleges and 25 other universities, colleges, schools, institutes of higher education, and centers were merged into two higher education complexes: Literature and Humanities Complex, and Administrative and Commercial Sciences Complex.

In 1984, ATU was formally founded and named after the Iranian contemporary philosopher, Allameh Mohammad Hossein Tabataba’i, by merging the two above-mentioned higher education complexes. ATU started its academic and research activities with the 6 faculties of: Persian Literature and Foreign Languages; Social Sciences; Economics; Accounting and Management; Psychology and Educational Sciences; and Health and Basic Sciences.

In 1989, the College of Insurance, which had stopped its activities since 1979, resumed its academic


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