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University of Qom
University of Qom (Persian: دانشگاه قم) is an Iranian public university located in Qom (120 km south of Tehran). Established in 1980 by Mohammad Beheshti and Mohammad Javad Bahonar.
Following an endorsement by the Council of the Islamic Revolution and under the supervision of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, the University of Qom was founded in 1980 (1358 SH) under the name of “High Educational and Legal School of the Seminarians of Qom”. It is considered as one of the academic centers in the field of legal studies. In 1985 (1364 SH), following confirmation by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the School admitted students from high school graduates, too. In 1997 (1376 SH), it changed its status to "University of Qom".University of Qom has an area of 140 ha and consists of 6 faculties, 7 research and technology centers, 10 research groups, 33 academic departments, and 164 academic fields. It also has about 10,000 students (in Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees) and 282 members of academic staff: 12 full professors, 90 associate professors, 160 assistant professors, and 20 instructors. Some of them are regarded as national genius figures. Most of the university's activities are in the fields of Civil Engineering, IT and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Laws.
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