University of Tehran College of Qom Brochure
“Qom province” is one of
the central provinces of Iran. Its provincial center is the city of
Qom. It was formed in 1996. Qom is situated in a barren and desert
land but because of its religious position, it’s one of the most
immigrant-attraction cities in Iran. It’s one of the few cities that
the majority of its inhabitants have always been Shiite. Apart from
the study into the root of the city’s name, the following titles
have been known about it: “the city of science and ejtehad”, “Darol
Mo’menin(the Believers House), “Darol Elm(the Science House), “Darol
Movahhedin(the Monotheists House), “the nest for the descendants of
Muhammad”, “the city of rise and blood”, “Madinatol Mo’menin(the
Believers City) and so on.
It dates back to the
pre-Islamic history; but many historians consider the city’s
formation the first century of Hejrat (A.H). The city was conquered
by the Islamic army in 23 A.H. Qom has been grown its prosperity
since Asharis’ entry in 94 A.H. Hazrat Masoumeh’s shrine has been a
safe place for the Shiite and a school for the scholars and the
religious science thinkers since her entry into Qom and her
martyr-like death. The highest position of teaching the sciences of
Ahl Al-bayt has been formed in Qom since Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Abdol
Karim Haeri’s entry into Qom and the establishment and prosperity of
Hozeh Elmieh in it. Now in addition to the enjoyment of the
spiritual blessings of the shrine, Jamkaran Holy Mosque and the best
religious Hozeh Elmieh of Shiite, the city is composed of four
hundred shrines of the Imams’ descendants, tens mosques and
historical buildings, more than five-hundred cultural works and over
twenty-five universities and academies.
Qom is located at a
distance of 140 kilometers from Tehran. It has 5 divisions, 10
districts and 363 villages. “Qom Campus of Tehran University” is the
oldest center of Higher Education in Qom. At the present time, it’s
as a connective bridge between University and Hozeh and responsible
for creating the unity between the two spiritual-scientific areas.
It’s noteworthy that the fortieth year of establishing Qom Campus
has been celebrated during a series of programs that performed on
February 2010. You’ll be more familiar with the university center in
the following lines:
Name: Qom Campus
of Tehran University (from December 2004 to …); the oldest center of
Higher Education in Qom.
Previous name: Qom
Higher Education Complex (from 1978 to December 2004).
Administrative and Judicial Affairs College (from February1970 to
Legal entity: a
non-profit university (from the beginning to 1978).
At the present time:
a public university affiliated with Tehran University.
The Campus: is an
educational complex composed of at least three schools that are
structurally the subsets of a main university and has the equipments
of an independent university.
Qom Campus is one of
the circular campuses of Tehran University and has three Schools of
Law, Management, Jurisprudence and Philosophy and a virtual
education unit. It named “Qom Higher Education Complex” up to
December 2004 when Tehran University board of trustees promoted some
of the circular units to the Campus; among them was “Qom Higher
Education Complex” renamed “Qom Campus of Tehran University”.
creating other fields of Humanities and Applied Sciences and making
an effort to achieve the intentions of the Supreme Leader based on
Islamizing the universities.
internationalized the Campus: an independent unit has been
established to achieve the purpose through the study on the relevant
the presidency field of the Campus is responsible for making the
general policy of the complex in the affairs of research,
educational, administrative, supportive, student, cultural and so
The decisions of the
presidency field are made by a number of councils and should be
notified the Campus assistances to be executed. The Campus
assistances notify the relevant units of executing the decisions. On
the basis of Article 1 of the management regulations of Tehran
University Campuses dated 16.3.2005, the main staff of the Campus
composed of: Campus president and Campus council. At the present
time, the decisions of the presidency field are made and executed by
the managing board and the council of the Campus, administrative and
financial council, educational council, cultural council,
constructional council, research council and other meetings. On the
basis of Article 6 of the regulations, the Campus council is the
highest authority making policy in the affairs of educational,
research and the executive methods.
is responsible for coordinating the programs of the field.
is responsible for making a relation between the intra-organization
and inter-organization of each department.
*Legal Office: is
responsible for pursuing the benefits of the complex through the
legal centers and authorities and protecting them too.
works in the fields of documents protection, physical protection and
*Shahed and Isargar
Office: is responsible for pursuing the educational, welfare,
student and consultative problems for these persons.
of the Supreme Leader: is responsible for making the policy of
the religious and revolutionary massive programs and making
preparations for the presence of more students in the religious and
revolutionary affairs. With reference to the ascription of the
office to the Supreme Leader, its role and performance will be clear
more than ever. The office has been established at the Campus in
2004. Besides the management, the relevant centers and units are
responsible for implementing the policies of the office. At the
present time, the office consists of the following centers and
board: The centers of Quran and Etrat(the Prophet’s family),
Entezar(Waiting), Andishe-ye Javan(Youth Reflection), Hekmat-e
Alavi(Alavi’s Philosophy) and the board of Mahdavian.
Some of its
dispatching the students
to Jamkaran Holy Mosque, Friday Prayer and Holy Shrine, visiting the
martyrs’ families, holding the insight and knowledge meetings,
managing the affairs of Imam Ali Mosque of the Campus, holding the
annual etekaf, holding Komail prayer, dispatching the students to
the ceremony of Nodbeh prayer, holding the communal prayers in the
dormitories, holding the marriage ceremony for the students and the
different religious and political programs.
Remember the Martyrs
Qom Campus has taken part
in the Holy Defense of Iran with dedicating thirteen martyrs that
two of them were from the Campus staff (Martyr Saffar Ali Gaieeni
and Martyr Ahmad Dehghani Arani) and the others were from the Campus
students. Their names have been inserted here with my most sincere
respect to their great spirits:
1-Martyr Ali Delavari,
2-Martyr Abdollah Javid, 3-Martyr Muhammad Hassan Muhammadi,
4-Martyr Muhammad Bagher Nadem Shafiee, 5-Martyr Mojtaba Naqe,
6-Martyr Morteza Jalalian, 7-Martyr Muhammad Reza Zareian, 8-Martyr
Mir Morteza Zamani Sani, 9-Martyr Movahhedi, 10-Martyr Mahdi
Raghbati, 11-Martyr Morteza Shafiee.
To honor the loved ones
for their sacrifices, Qom Campus has planned to construct a building
named “Shohada-ye Pardis” next to Imam Ali Mosque of the Campus.
Some studies about the project have been done and the initial
actions are underway. At the present time, about thirty ones of the
staff and the faculty members of the Campus are combatants, devotees
and the released captives.
eight persons of the professors have been as the presidents for the
Complex since the beginning of its establishment to now:
*Dr. Muhammad Hossein
Ziaiee Bigdeli: (1912-2010). He was the founder of Qom Campus of
Tehran University. His education: seminary degree and allowed to
ejtehad, Ph.D. in Philosophy. His presidency terms: from February
1970 to January 1976. He died on April 2010.
*Dr. Mazaher Mosaffa:
was born in 1932. His education: Ph.D. in Persian Literature.
His academic rank: as a Professor. His presidency terms: from
February 1976 to 1978.
*Dr. Sayyed Muhammad
Hashemi: was born in 1941. His education: Ph.D. in Law from
Paris University (Pantheon-Sorbonne) in 1975. His academic rank: as
a Professor. His presidency terms: from 1979 to 1981.
*Dr. Firuz Harirchi:
was born in 1941. His education: Ph.D. in Arabic Language and
Literature in 1975. His academic rank: as a Professor. His
presidency terms: from 1981 to 1986.
*Hojjatol Islam val
Moslemin Mojtaba Elahian: was born in 1949. His academic rank:
as an Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence and Philosophy School.
His presidency terms: from 1986 to 1998.
*Dr. Mohsen Rahami:
was born in 1953. His education: Ph.D. in Criminal Law and
Criminology. His academic rank: as an Associate Professor. His
presidency terms: from June 1998 to 2005.
*Dr. Hassan Zareie
Matin: was born in 1963. His education: Ph.D. in Human Resources
Management and Organizational Behavior from Tarbiat Modarres
University. His academic rank: as a Professor. His presidency terms:
from 2005 to 2006.
*Dr. Reza Berenjkar:
was born in 1963. His education: Ph.D. in West’s Philosophy from
Tehran University. His academic rank: as an Associate Professor. His
presidency terms: from March2007 to …. It’s noteworthy that Qom
Campus (named Judicial and Administrative Affairs College at the
time of its establishment) was being run by the board of trustees.
The first chairman of the board of trustees was the late Zeinal
Graduate Studies Assistance
According to Article 10
of the management regulations of Qom Campus of Tehran University
approved 16.3.2005,the assistance is responsible for running all
educational affairs supervising the correct implementation of
educational regulations and managing the educational programs and
policies and generally from registering the students until offering
the courses, holding the classes, inviting the Professors, taking
the exams, issuing the graduation certificates, establishing the
promotion committees, making the policy of accepting the students
The educational policies
of the assistance are implemented by the sub-units and the relevant
*Office of the
educational and graduate studies assistance: is responsible for
coordinating the programs in connection with the assistance.
*Some other parts of
the educational and graduate studies assistance: Department for
Educational Services and Graduate Studies-, Specialized
Secretariat-, Evaluation and Planning Management-, Free Education
Office- Department for Colleges Education-, Graduate Studies
Council-, Educational Council-, Recruiting Committee-, Selected
Committee-, Promotions Committee.
To separate the
disciplines based on the academic courses
Bachelor of: Law,
Public Management, Philosophy, Theology (Foundations of Law and
Jurisprudence, Quranic Sciences and Hadith), Arabic Language and
Master of: Public
Law, Private Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public Management
(with trends in Human Resources, Evolution, Information Systems,
Organization and Methods), Business Management (with trends in
Evolution, Marketing and Finance), Executive Management (with trends
in Marketing and Strategic), Foundations of Islamic Law and
Jurisprudence, West’s Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Quranic
Sciences and Hadith, Arabic Translation, Islamic Philosophy.
Public Law, Private Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human
Resources Management, Management of Public Policy Making, Corporate
Behavior Management, Development and Adaptive Management, Quranic
Sciences and Hadith, Theoretical Foundations of Islam, Islamic
Foundations, Kalam-e Emamieh (the word related to an Imam).
The number of faculty
members: 56 persons (4 Professors, 10 Associate Professors, 40
Assistant Professors and 2 Lecturers)
Law School consists
of: 20 persons (1 Professor, 1 Associate Professor, 16 Assistant
Professors, 2 Lecturers)
consists of: 10 persons (2 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 4
Philosophy School consists of: 26 persons (1 Professor, 5
Associate Professors, 20 Assistant Professors)
According to Article 13 of the management regulations of Tehran
University Campuses approved 16.3.2005, the assistance is
responsible for making the policy of running the environmental,
personnel, civil and constructional, welfare, financial and
accounting affairs and offering the supportive services to all parts
of the Campus. The policies of the assistance are implemented by the
Office of the
administrative and financial assistance: is responsible for
coordinating the programs in connection with the assistance.
Unit of the
administrative affairs: is responsible for planning in the
fields of personnel, welfare and administrative, services, security,
cooperative fund, insurance, retirement and transport.
Unit of the financial
affairs: is responsible for pursuing the financial problems for
the Campus, getting the credits, monitoring the expenses, collecting
the funds, supervising the units for income and payroll, prints and
credits preparations, checking the financial accounting of the
students at the second turn etc.
Unit of the
constructional and technical affairs: is responsible for
pursuing the constructional problems and physical and constructional
development. In line with the government’s policies, Qom Campus has
entrusted the affairs of services, gardening, supportive, transport,
self-service and so on to the private sector.
The number of the
staff: 191 persons (40 official staff, 24 contractual staff and
It’s noteworthy that Qom
Campus now has the Staff Union Council that its major task is to
tell the management about what the staff want and pursue their
demands. It works according to the comments of the staff union
council of Tehran University. The process of becoming a candidate
and the elections of the council are on the relevant regulations.
According to Article 11 of the management regulations of Tehran
Universities Campuses approved 16.3.2005, the assistance is
responsible for making the policy in the research fields, adopting
the research policies, establishing the scientific relations,
publishing the research articles in the form of the
research-scientific journals, holding the scientific seminars,
planning for the scientific trips of the professors and the
sabbaticals. The policies of the assistance are implemented by the
number of units and councils.
Office of the research
assistance: is responsible for relating and coordinating the
programs in connection with the assistance.
composed of 64000 books in (Persian, Arabic and Latin).
composed of 4000 titles. Archive: composed of 285 titles of the
newspapers and magazines in (Persian, Arabic and Latin).
the computer unit (PC Unit) was responsible for managing all
affairs related to the computer services up to establishing the
informatics center on March2002. The unit bought seven computers of
PC-286 in 1992 and actually started to hold the classes for learning
computer. The project for establishing the informatics center was
raised by the managing board of the Campus and finally it was
approved and opened on June 2002.
*The relevant units
composed of three parts (Male’s Site, Female’s Site and Ph.D.’s
Site) and equipped with 65 computers.
Service: with setting up the wireless network of the Campus, the
members can use the computers equipped with the network card, the
mobile computers and the cell phones connected to Internet as mobile
in the open environments and a part of close environments at the
Campus. They can take services from the computers with the suitable
*Email Service: is
especially for the students who have the M.A or Ph.D. To open the
user account, the applicants must complete the registration form and
deliver it to the Service Head.
*Service connecting to
the Campus Network (Dialup): is especially for the doctorate
students. To get the user account, they must take the form from the
Campus Website and complete it and then deliver it to the Service
composed of thousands journals, various articles and references
as Full Text.
*Qom Campus Website:
at http://qc.ut.ac.ir and
composed of some information and various services connecting with
Landscape of the
center: the major pivots of landscape of the Informatics center
composed of: equipping Kharazmi site with 80 new computers,
increasing the amounts of time using Kharazmi site, implementing the
plan for the allowance to buy Laptop, promoting the band width of
the Campus Internet and connecting the newly built boy’s dormitory
to the Campus Internet Network.
the journals of the educational centers are the criteria for
knowledge and pivotal research of the universities. Qom Campus now
has some reliable scientific-research and scientific-extensible
journals as follows: Management of Corporate Culture, Private Law ,
Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Religion, Al-Loghah
Al-Arabiya and Customs, Juridical Research, Land Preparation and the
Iranian journal “Management of Studies”.
Relations Office: is responsible for creating the cross-border
communication between the Campus and some other countries. Up to now
in addition to coordinating with International Relations Department
of Tehran University, the Campus has got some communications with
the institutions and academic personages of some countries,
including; Germany, Italy, Canada, Lebanon, Syria and some other
countries and also held some international conferences. To use of
the sabbaticals, the Professors took some scientific trips to some
countries, including; India, England, Germany, Tajikistan, Syria and
some other countries. In the process of being internationalized the
Campus, the office has a basic role in creating the interaction
between the Campus and the universities, higher education and
research centers in some other countries.
In order to create a connective bridge between industry and
university, the center was founded on 6.6.2011 attended by the
officials of Science and Technology Park of Tehran University. The
main purpose of the center is to product wealth along the mission of
the science and university. The faculty members of Qom Campus can
negotiate with the industrial centers and companies through
establishing the knowledge-based companies and also give reputation
and direction to their productions through entering into a contract
with them and increase profitability of the Campus. In addition to
taking advantage of the credits from the universities by the
industrial centers, trying to meet the financial needs of the
academic units and making the profits of the academic centers are
the basis of increasing profitability of the Campus. The center is
now located in the research and technology assistance.
internationalized the Campus
Qom Campus of Tehran
University can progress to be internationalized because of its
special geographical location. That’s a point to be always
acknowledged by the officials of Tehran University. The purpose of
that is to present the real features of the humanities teachings in
line with the religious teachings. Therefore, an independent unit
has been established at the Campus in order to attract the foreign
volunteers to study there. Making English site for the Campus,
trying the Professors to learn foreign languages and so on are some
of the activities to achieve the purpose.
Student and Cultural
According to Article 12 of the management regulations of Tehran
University Campuses approved 16.3.2005, the assistance is
responsible for making the policy in the fields of welfare, student,
counseling, sport, dormitory and extra-educational programs. The
duties of the assistance are done by the sub-units:
Office of the student
and cultural assistance: is responsible for coordinating the
programs in connection with the assistance.
Department of the
student and cultural services: is responsible for implementing
the policies of welfare, services, self, dormitories, loan,
insurance, Bagher Al-Olum fund.
Center for the student
health and counseling: is responsible for doing all counseling
and treatment services for the students.
Unit: is responsible for offering the theoretical and practical
trainings in physical education, holding the sport competitions and
running the sport halls. At the present time, the duties of the unit
are done in two halls named “Shohada-ye Pardis” and “22 Bahman” and
also in a sport field.
Office of the students
Primitive Disciplinary Council: is responsible for investigating
the possible violations of the students according to the relevant
regulations. The most important duty of the office is to prevent the
students from doing them.
Campus has one dormitory for boys and two dormitories for girls.
-Imam Ali Al-Naqi
Dormitory: is 4683 square meters and has 4 floors and 107 rooms
for 420 students. It’s noteworthy that it will be soon changed to an
-Boys’ Dormitory No.1
(Danesh): is 3350 square meters and has 4 floors and 64
rooms.(moving into there was done on Semtember2011). It’s notable
that another boys’ dormitory is being built next to the dormitory.
Dormitory: is 1753 square meters and has 3 floors and 37 rooms
for 200 students.
Dormitory: is 3750 square meters and has 3 floors and 66rooms
for 307 students. Imam Ali Al-Naqi and Hazrat Masoumeh dormitories
are located in the central site of the Campus. Hazrat Zahra
dormitory has two circular buildings for using by the students.
Extracurricular and Cultural Affairs: is responsible for
planning to do the extracurricular activities, including; in the
fields of cultural, literature and art and students Hajj. The
activities are done by the central staff, cultural centers, students
scientific association and the unit of periodicals. It’s composed
of: The Staff Field of Cultural Affairs, Unit of Cultural Affairs
Assistance, Audio and Visual Center, Archive, Secretariat and House
Associations: composed of the Scientific Associations of (Law,
Management, Arabic Language and Literature, Philosophy,
Jurisprudence and Law, Qoranic sciences and Hadith, Information
Art Cultural Centers:
composed of the Centers for (Poem and Literature, Crescent, Film
and Photo, Knowing Iran and Tourism, Students’ reflections, Abstract
Arts and Theatre).
Unit: are responsible for planning to get authorization for the
periodicals after accomplishing all legal steps, such as; receiving
the requests from the applicants, inquiring into the disciplinary
and educational statuses of the applicants, sending the documents to
Tehran University and announcing the results to the students. At the
present time, thirty periodicals have the license for publication
and over twenty periodicals have been reported working.
Association of Qom Campus of Tehran University, founded in 1984.
Association of Tehran University and Medical Sciences College at Qom
Campus, founded in 2003.
The mission of each
association is basically to do the political-religious activities.
It’s composed of a number of students who form its general assembly
and central council. The activities of each association are based on
the relevant regulations.
Students Basij of Qom
Campus: some activities are in connection with the students
Basij such as; remembering the martyrs and Holy Defense, dispatching
the students to the war zones in the form of Rahiyan-e Noor caravans
Union Council: is
responsible for pursuing the union demands of the students,
including; the welfare, services, student and educational demands.
Academic Jihad of the
Campus: is a branch of the academic jihad of Qom province. It is
responsible for holding the scientific and research activities and
educational workshops. Its mission is to make the connection between
university and industry.
The request to
Qom College of Administrative and Judicial Affairs has not taken
a long time to be established; although thinking about its
development and progress of the preparations, including; offering
the founder’s request lasted for some time. Dr. Muhammad Hossein
Ziaiee Bigdeli delivered the letter No.12 dated 27.9.1970 to the
Ministry of Science to establish the college of social studies in
Qom. Twenty two days later, they agreed with his request
conditionally. Not- requesting the promotion of the academic
courses, changing the name and registering the statute were
mentioned as the conditions of the final approval of the request at
the letter No.12907 dated 19.10.1970 written by the Minister of
Science and Higher Education.
With reference to the letter No.29062/14731 dated 12.11.1970 written
by the Minister of Science, the total sum of the fee in the college
was 3$ in a year and half of it was for a semester.
The statute of each institute is expressive of its legal entity;
because the purposes, the process, the quality of making decisions
and managing, the organizations, the tasks and powers and other
items concerning the respective institute as listed in it. The
officials of Qom Administrative and Judicial Affairs College planned
to compile the statute as the first of their actions. For this
reason they compiled the statute consisting of five chapters, twenty
five articles and nineteen notes. The statute was signed by the
Minister of Science and the College President - Dr. Muhammad Hossein
Ziaiee Bigdeli. According to Article 1 of the first chapter of the
statute, the purpose of establishing the College is to meet the
needs for the experienced manpower and help to promote the
scientific and cultural power of the country, and Article 3 provided
that the College must be private and Article 4 pointed to the
founders of the College. Article 10 of the statute specified the
main sections of the College consisting of the board of trustees,
the college president and educational council. The tasks and powers
of the board of trustees, the president and educational council were
provided as detailed in order in Articles 15, 18, 20 of the statute.
Article 21 of the statute pointed to the dissolution of the
educational environment and Article 24 pointed to change the statute
and provided that any change must be subject to the approval by the
Expanding Council of Sciences Ministry and the notification by the
Minister of Science.
To register the statute
The Minister of Science wrote a letter No.27740/13998 dated
3.11.1970 to the college president and requested that the official
notification by the Ministry of Science for the next actions of the
college required to register the college statute. After that, the
college officials intended to register the statute. The General
Register Office of Real Estate of the Ministry of Justice wrote a
letter No.12441 dated 3.12.1970 and agreed on registering the
statute. Therefore, the statute was registered in the office of
non-commercial institutions of Real Estates Registration Office on
3.12.1970 and the statute became official from that time on. This
matter and the date of 3.12.1970 were stated in Article 1 of the
The special incentive
The late Dr. Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee Bigdeli pointed to his
incentive for establishing the college in some of his interviews,
saying “at the beginning of the Hoveida’ s government, the astray
Bahaism group got a suitable opportunity to establish their
like-minded cultural and academic centers; in addition, some ones
who were of Dr. Shapuri’s opinion -the professor of Tehran
University and the son-in-law of Lt. Gen. Ayadi- the special Bahai
doctor of shah- intended to establish an university in Qom, then I
decided to establish the college as an academic center in Qom and
prevent to be established a center as an university to promote the
Bahaism”. The other point is that the late Ziaiee Bigdeli knew that
Imam Reza’s kindness was to expedite issuing a license for this
college in spite of the influences of Dr. Shapuri and Ayadi on the
Ministry of Science. The detailed material was included in the
interview with him.
The news about the establishment of the College
The news about the establishment of the Judicial and Administrative
Affairs College in Qom was reflected in some of the country
newspapers. With reference to the forty-third meeting of the
Expanding Council, the Ettela’at newspaper printed the news of
establishing the college on Sunday1.11.1970 and Monday2.11.1970. The
Ayandegan newspaper printed the news on page No.11 dated 5.11.1970.
On Monday 16.1.1971, it also printed that the college would be
started in the late January.
To open the College
The whispers of establishing the Judicial and Administrative
Affairs College were raised from the fall of 1970 and some necessary
correspondence was carried out. The promptness of the correspondence
on this matter was expressive of the officials’ efforts of that time
to expedite issuing a license for the college. The newspapers
printed the news about the establishment of the colleges in several
parts of the country, including; Qom. The college statute was
compiled and registered. The Judicial and Administrative Affairs
College was formally opened in a leased building located in Istgah
St. on Fabruary1971.
Ayandegan newspaper printed the news of the opening of the
college showing a picture of the college entrance on
Saturday16.1.1971. It was for the first place of Judicial and
Administrative Affairs College, the current Campus of Qom. Address:
next to the railway, Qom. The building is now the station of Shahid
Esmaieel Sadeqi and the first place to form the army in the country.
To pick at the current place on29.11.1972
Attended by the
To transfer the
college to the current location: 1974
The building of Judicial and Administrative Affairs College was
rental and being run with the private capital until June 1975. In
1972, there was a private area of twenty-eight thousand square
meters- a part of the current area of Campus- for the late Ziaiee
Bigdeli in the current place known as kilometer 5, 3 or 2of the old
road between Qom and Tehran and six thousand square meters of the
area were allocated to the educational and administrative place. The
picking ceremony was held in the presence of the officials of that
time in 1972 and the newspapers printed the news about it. The
ceremony was held on 29.11.1972; but the college was transferred to
the new building two years later. In fact, the first construction of
the building has been done during1972 until 1974.
The first landscape
The College of Judicial and Administrative Affairs has been
active in the leased building next to the railway station of Qom
from 1970- the year of its establishment- to 1974. The picking
ceremony was held in the current place of Campus on 29.11.1972 and
two years later, the construction of the building was finished. The
students were moved to the new place in1974. Basically during two
years, the first construction of the building was finished in an
area of twenty-eight thousand square meters and the square footage
of about five hundred meters.
The first organization chart
The organization chart of each department is the summary of its
statute. The first organization chart of the former Judicial and
Administrative Affairs College (the current Campus of Qom) was drawn
in 1971. As the time passes, the simple chart has been more
developed because of the extension of the activities related to the
To be affiliated the College with Tehran University₍ but also
Qom Judicial and Administrative Affairs College was being run
independently and non-profitably until the late October 1975. In the
late October 1975, the Expanding Council of Sciences Ministry
entrusted the tasks and powers of the college board of trustees to
Tehran University. The reason of the change must be considered by
the current government’s policy toward the academic centers. It was
written in the first and second articles of the proceedings of the
Sciences Ministry dated 23.2.1976.
To change Qom College of Judicial and Administrative Affairs to
Qom Higher Education Complex ; and from private to public
The name and quality of the college had to be changed on the
basis of the current government’s policies about the universities in
the decade of fifty and also considering the second article of the
letter No.12907dated 19.10.1970 written by the Minister of Science.
For this purpose, the Judicial and Administrative Affairs College
was being run non-profitably and known as ₍Qom College of Judicial
and Administrative Affairs ₎ from the beginning of its establishment
in the late January 1971 until September5, 1978. At that time, the
Expanding Council of the Sciences Ministry changed the scientific
environment from private to public and its name from Qom College of
Judicial and Administrative Affairs to Qom Higher Education Complex.
It was mentioned in the letter No.32/924 dated 15.11.1978 written by
the advisor to the minister and the office head of the Expanding
Council of Higher Education to the Deputy Ministry of Science and
the Evaluation (Sanjesh) Organization Director.
To change the name of «Qom Higher Education Complex» to « Qom
Campus of Tehran University»
Qom Higher Education Complex was the name of the academic
complex until the late November 2004. At that time, on the basis of
the decentralization policy, Tehran University board of trustees
changed the name to Qom Campus of Tehran University. It was
mentioned in the letter- No.18/51355 dated 6.1. 2005- written by the
advisor to the president and the general director of the president’s
office of Tehran University to the president of Qom Higher Education
To establish three schools
Qom Campus got composed of three schools due to the
organizational change of Qom Higher Education Complex to Qom Campus
of Tehran University and based on the regulations of Tehran
University. It was filed in the letter No.1/13069 dated 8.6.2005 to
The College Officials, Higher Education Complex, Qom Campus
Eight scientific personages were in charge of running the
college from the beginning of its establishment until now and it was
being directed by the board of trustees. The board of trustees held
the first meeting on 26.10.1970 according to Note3of Article11 and
sections (A and M) of Article15 of the statute and appointed
Mr.Zeinal Abedin Rahnama as the chairman of the board of trustees
and Mr. Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee Bigdeli as the president. The
vice-chairman of the board of trustees and the treasurer were
appointed at the meeting. Their membership in the college board of
trustees was confirmed by the Ministry of Science in the letter
No.28309/14611 dated 15.11.1970.Therefore, Qom Campus of Tehran
University has included one person as the board of trustees chairman
and eight persons as its presidents until now. Here, we first
introduce the late Zeinal Abedin Rahnama as the chairman of the
college board of trustees and after that we’ll introduce the college
Zeinal Abedin Rahnama
The chairman of the
college board of trustees: from 1970 to?
Zeinal Abedin Rahnama was the son of Sheikh Al-Iraqin, the
Iranian famous clergyman and a resident of Iraq. He was born in Iraq
in 1894. He studied the Islamic sciences. He came to Iran after fall
of the dictatorship of Muhammad Ali shah. Then he started to write
newspaper. In1920, he published the newspaper and then “Rahnama”
magazine. The people did not show so interest in them. After
sometime, he published “Iran” newspaper. His first last name was
“Sheikh Al-Iraqin Zade” and then he selected “Rahnama” as his last
name at the same time with publishing “Rahnama” newspaper and
magazine. On the basis of the existing documents, Rahnama’s role in
running the college should be considered as a formalistic one
because no intense activity by him could be found in the
correspondence, in the basic actions and in the changes of the
college; in addition to that, many meetings of the college board of
trustees were also held in charge of him in “Anjoman-e Qalam”
building, yet the scientific personage of the late Rahnama had made
special popularity for the college.
Dr. Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee Bigdeli (His presidency terms:
The late Dr. Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee Bigdeli had the academic
degree of being a professor. He was the founder and the first
president of Qom Campus of Tehran University ₍the former Judicial
and Administrative Affairs College₎. He was born in Qom in 1912. He
first went to Feyziyeh School for studying. He learned Arabic from
the late Hojjatol Islam Sheikh Ghasem known as Nahvi. He learned the
first volume of Lom’e from the late Hojjatol Islam val Moslemin Hajj
Mirza Abolfazl Zahedi and the second volume of it from Ayatollah
Al-Ozma Marashi Najafi. He went to Tehran in 1937 and finished his
B.S and PH.D in Philosophy. He taught at the law and theological
colleges for some time. Dr. Bigdeli established the Judicial and
Administrative College in 1970. He has written several books,
including; -Ravanshenasi-ye Tahlili (Analytical Psychology
₍Persian-Arabic₎) -Mabani-ye Estenbat ya Osul-e Feqh (The principles
of inference or Fiqh)
-The poetical works of
«Rahnavardan, Deldadegan» -Imaman-e bar Hagh (The rightful Imams)
-Parchamdaran (The standard-bearers) -Barangikhtegan (The aroused)
-Tanqih Al-falsafe Al-Aliyah -Angizeh-ye ghiam-e Imam Hossein (The
motive of Imam Hossein’s rising) -Ma’sumin dar Eslam (The innocent
ones in Islam) -Mola and Ghadir-e Khum -Fatemeh(Fatimah) and Fadak
-Muhammad Mostafa ₍God’s blessing be on him₎ -Imam Zaman(Hazrat
Mahdi) -Sokhani ba Ahl-e Ketab va Ahl-e Sonnat (Talking to the
Biblical and Sunni) -Imam Hassan Mojtaba ₍ peace be upon him₎. He
died on March 2010 and was buried at Sheikhan graveyard.
Dr. Mazaher Mosaffa ₍his presidency terms: 1975-1978₎
Dr. Mazaher Mosaffa has the academic degree of being a
professor. He was the second president of the Campus. He is the son
of Esmaieel Mosaffa. He was born in Qom in 1932. He is from Tafresh.
He finished his elementary education in Hakim Nezami School and
continued his education in the field of Persian Language and
Literature to get his PH.D from Tehran University. He was employed
in the Education when he was continuing his education. He was the
head of Qom Culture Office and also was the president of Qom
Judicial College for some time. Some of his writings: -Pasdaran-e
Sokhan₍Chakam-e Sorayan₎ (Word Guards ₍balladeers₎) is the poems
collection of Rudaki to the present. -Toofan-e Khashm₍chehel
chakame₎ (Rage storm ₍forty ballads₎) -Dah Faryad(Ten shouts ₍in
poetry₎) -Sepid Name(white letter ₍in poetry₎) -Si Pare(Thirty
portions ₍in poetry₎ -Si Sokhan(Thirty speeches ₍in poetry₎)
-Shabha-ye Shiraz(Shiraz’s nights) -Ghand-e Parsi(Persian sugar)
-Nasim(Breeze) - correcting Abu Torab Farghati Kashani’s poetical
works and some other poets’.
Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Hashemi ₍his presidency terms: 1979-1981₎
Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Hashemi has the academic degree of being a
professor and was the third president of the Campus. He was born in
Qom in 1941. He received a B.S in Law from Law College of Tehran
University in 1968. He succeeded to get a M.S in Public Law from
International Institute of Public Management in Paris, France in
1972. He also got his PH.D in Law from Paris University ₍Pantheon -
Sorbonne₎ in France in 1975. He has many writings and articles. The
most important of them are as follows: _Constitutional law of
Islamic Republic of Iran ₍volume one: Osul va Mabani-ye Kolli-ye
Nezam (General principles of system) _Constitutional law of Islamic
Republic of Iran ₍volume two: Hakemiyyat va Nahadha-ye Siyasi
(Governance and political institutions) _Hoghugh-e Bashar va
Azadiha-ye Omumi( Human rights and public freedoms) _Hoghugh-e Asasi
va Nahadha-ye Siyasi(Constitutional law and political institutions
₍general concepts) _Hoghugh-e Asasi-ye Tatbighi(Comparative
Dr. Firuz Harirchi ₍his presidency terms: 1981-1986₎
Dr. Firuz Harirchi has the academic degree of being a professor
and was the fourth president of the Campus. He was born in Tabriz in
1941. He finished his secondary education in his hometown. He
entered Tehran University to get a B.A in Persian Language and
Literature. In1964, he succeeded to get it. He received his PH.D in
Arabic Language and Literature from Tehran University in 1975. When
he was studying for the doctorate, he started to teach Arabic
Language and Literature at Humanities College of Tehran University.
He was a lecturer of Arabic Language and Literature in 1969, an
assistant professor in 1977 and an associate professor of the field
in 1984. He has been a professor of the field from 1990. Dr.
Harirchi has translated several books, including; -Amsar Saera in
Motenabbi poetry written by Saheb ibn Ebad -Defense of Islam written
by Dr. Vagleri -Johareh(Essence) written by Muhammad ibn Abi-Bakr
Ansari Telmesani Berri -Ghanoon(Law) written by Ghazi Ghozaiee
-Amsal va Hekam(Proverbs and sayings) written by Muhammad ibn
Abi-Bakr Abdolghader Razi -Om-me Salame written by Ali Muhammad Ali
Dakhil -Al-Belaghah₍ Arabic-Persian Dictionary₎ written by Abi Yosef
Yaghub Kordi Neyshapoori.
Hojjatol Islam val Moslemin Mojtaba Elahian
His presidency terms:
Hojjatol Islam val Moslemin Mojtaba Elahian has the academic
degree of being an assistant professor and was born in Ramsar in
1949. He finished his primary education –the common lessons of that
time until the sixth grade- then he moved to Astane-ye Ashrafiyeh
and started to study the scientific and practical course under the
supervision of his uncle known as Great Elahian. He undertook some
different responsibilities during the period of after Islamic
Revolution. Some of them consist of: -The head of Ramsar Education
Office ,-The member of the Selection Committee of Human Resources of
the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution,- The member of the
Selection Committee of Teachers and Students of Evaluation (Sanjesh)
Organization. His writings consist of: -Nekah(Marriage)
-Matajer(Jobs) -Osul-e Novin(New principles) - Akhlagh-e
Dr. Mohsen Rahami ₍his
presidency terms: 1998-2005₎
Dr. Mohsen Rahami has the academic degree of being an associate
professor and was born in Khodabande, Zanjan. He studied a part of
his primary education and learned the basics of the theological
studies in his hometown. He moved to Qom with his family. He studied
at Qom Saduq High School and received his diploma in math; at the
same time, he studied the theological sciences. After being accepted
at Tehran University, he went to Tehran and settled in Sheikh
Abdolhossein Tehrani School. He started to study at Tehran
University and also at the Communication College₍ the current Khaje
Nasir College of Technical and Engineering₎. He succeeded to receive
a B.S in Law from Tehran University. He continued to study at
Tarbiat Modarres University and after that he succeeded to receive a
M.S and then a PH.D in Criminal Law and Criminology. Some of his
writings are as follows: -Eghdamat-e Ta’mini va
Tarbiyati(Safeguarding and educational measures₍ 2002₎) - Jara’em-e
Doyoon-e Bezeh Dide(Penalties for debts of the delinquented₍ 2008₎)
Dr. Hassan Zareiee Matin ₍ his presidency terms: 2005-2006₎
Dr. Hassan Zareiee Matin has the academic degree of being a
professor and was born in Ardestan in 1963. After three years he
moved to Qom with his parents. He was in Qom until he finished his
secondary education in 1983. He studied his B.S in Industrial
Management at Esfahan University from 1983 to 1987. After that he
studied his M.S in Business Management at Tarbiat Modarres
University from 1987 to 1990 and also his PH.D in Human Resources
and Organizational Behavior from 1990 to 1995. His writings consist
of: -Modiriyyat-e Manabe-e Ensani(Human Resources Management)
-Mabani-ye Sazman va Modiriyyat(Principles of Organization and
Management) -Mabani-ye Farhang-e Sazmani(Principles of Corporate
Culture) -Modiriyyat-e Raftar-e Sazmani-ye Pishrafteh(Advanced
Corporate Behavior Management) In addition to them, more than twenty
articles written by him have been printed in the domestic and
Dr. Reza Berenjkar ₍ his presidency terms: 2009….₎
Dr. Reza Berenjkar has the academic degree of being an associate
professor and was born in Astara-the border town-in 1963. He
immediately moved to Rashht with his parents because they were
educators and his father had some problems with his job. He spent
the first nine years of his life in Rasht and then he came back his
hometown again. He finished his junior high and secondary education
in math. He got his diploma in 1981 and during a year that he was in
Astara, he undertook some responsibilities such as; the deputy
propaganda of Islamic Republic Party, the member of the Friday
Prayer Staff, the member of Cultural Committee of Construction
Organization. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2001. He joined the
faculty of Campus in 2002. He started to teach at Qom Campus from
1996. He undertook some responsibilities at the Campus such as; the
educational assistant of Jurisprudence and Philosophy School and the
research assistant, too. He was first as the manager on 18.3.2007
and then he became as the president of the college. His writings are
as follows: -Mabani-ye Khodashenasi dar Falsafe-ye Yoonan va Adyan-e
Elahi(The foundations of theology in Greek philosophy and the divine
religions) -Ma’refat-e Fetri-ye Khoda(Innate knowledge of God)
-Ashnayi ba Olume Eslami(Familiarity with the Islamic studies:
theology, philosophy, mysticism) -Ashnayi ba Feragh va Mazahab-e
Eslami(Familiarity with the Islamic groups and religions) -Hekmat va
Andishe-ye Dini(Philosophy and religious thought) -Ma’refat-e Adl-e
Elahi(Knowledge of divine justice) -Kalam va Aghaed(Words and Ideas₍
monotheism and justice₎)
-Al-Havar bain Al-Hezara fi Al-ketab va Al-Sunnah -Mosuah Al-Aqaed
Al-Islamiah₍ volume one to five₎ -Daneshname-ye Aghaed-e Eslami(The
encyclopedia of Islamic beliefs₍ volume one to nine₎) and about
fifty research articles printed in the domestic and foreign
The disciplines of Qom Campus have had ups and downs from the
beginning until now, because at first the college had a permit for
establishing two disciplines of Judicial Affairs and Administrative
Affairs at the level of associate degree and undertook not to
request creating the bachelor course for five years.₍ It was
explained in the letter No.12907 dated 18.11.1970 written by the
Ministry of Science₎. The college officials had first planned to
promote Diploma to Bachelor’s degree and pursued it after accepting
the first round of the students. At the time of the opening of the
college - the late January 1970 - the Deputy Minister of Science
-Dr. Moghaddam- expressed hope that the courses for the students
would be finished to the bachelor courses. The idea was fruitful and
the Expanding Council of Sciences Ministry finally agreed on
promoting the college fields to the Bachelor’s degree but under the
title of (B.A in Administrative and Civil Services) in the 84th
their meeting on 26.9.1972. After that the college students could
graduate with associate degrees in Judicial Law and Administrative
Sciences after training seventy courses and if they were accepted in
their exclusive interviews and trained seventy other courses, they
could receive the B.A in Administrative and Civil Services. Keyhan
newspaper printed the news on 11.11.1972. It’s worth mentioning that
the students should have studied for a joint semester to get the
associate degrees in Judicial and Administrative Sciences and if
they got the quorum for their average, they could continue to study
to get the associate degree in one of two mentioned fields. Six
disciplines were being taught in the undergraduate courses of
Administrative and Civil Services as follows: -Administrative and
Public Services; - Legal Services; - Registration Services;-Urban
Management and Social welfare, - Customs and Financial Services, -
The trip of the president of Tehran University to the College
The protests and correspondence weren’t ineffective. The college
officials tried to solve the problems. Dr. Hushang Nahavandi
traveled to the college on 15.2.1976. In order to solve the
problems, he promised the students training the judicial branches
that the B.S in Law would be conferred on them after some necessary
surveys. Ettela’at newspaper printed it on 17.1.1976 as follows: On
the basis of that and after some years of the students ’efforts and
protests, at that time they could finally take the B.S in
Administrative Sciences after passing one hundred and forty courses
of it and they could also take the B.S in Law after passing one
hundred and forty courses in Judicial Sciences.
The agreement on creating the B.S in Administrative Sciences and
also Judicial Law was required some surveys that conducted at Tehran
University. After that, it was clear that the offered courses in
Judicial Law and Administrative Sciences were identical with the
offered courses at Tehran University; therefore, it was permitted to
be conferred the B.S in Judicial Law and Administrative Sciences on
the graduate students of the college.
The beginning of the graduate courses
The students were just graduating with the Bachelor’s degrees in
Judicial Law and Public Management from the College from 1977 to
1994 when another disciplines were being established at the college.
The beginning of the quantitative change in the fields of the
Bachelor’s degree and the establishment of the Master’s degree were
from 1994 onward. The Bachelor’s degree of Theology, Philosophy and
Arabic Literature were added to the fields of Law and Management in
1994. At the present time, the Campus has five above- mentioned
fields and six trends in the Bachelor’s degree.
The fields of the Master’s degree were started in 1994. Some fields
were added to the fields of the Master’s degree at the Campus as
follows: Criminal Law and Criminology in 1994, Private Law in 1995,
Public Law and Public Management in 1996, Principles of Islamic Law
and Jurisprudence in 2004, Arabic Translation, Philosophy and
Executive Management in2005, Business Management, Quranic Sciences
and Hadith and Philosophy of religion in 2008. The Ph.D.’s degree
was created at the Campus in 2003. Some disciplines were added to
the disciplines of Ph.D.’s degree at the Campus as follows: Criminal
Law, Private Law, Public Law, Change Management, Organization and
Methods Management in 2003; - Human Resources Management in 2004; -
Public Management in 2005; - Business Management, Information
Systems Management and Islamic Scholastic in 2009.
According to the fields of Administrative Sciences and Judicial
Law that have been taught at the college (Qom College-the current
Campus) from the beginning, it’s natural to be formed the academic
groups proportional to the courses at the college. The groups
consist of: 1) The group of Criminal Sciences, with responsibility
of Dr. Muhammad Baheri- the General Deputy Ministry Court , Tehran
University Professor and Lecturer of Criminal Law. 2) The group of
Administrative Sciences, with responsibility of Dr. Alireza
Besharat- the Doctor of Administrative Sciences and Management and
Lecturer of Administrative Sciences. 3) The group of Public Culture,
with responsibility of Dr. Mahdi Keynia –the Doctor of Criminal Law
and Tehran University Professor. 4) The group of Public Law, also
with responsibility of Dr. Mahdi Keynia. 5) The group of Economics
and Finance, with responsibility of Dr. Abbas Sedqi- the Doctor of
Economics and Lecturer of Economics and Finance. 6) The group of
Private and Islamic Law, with responsibility of Dr. Muhammad Ja’far
Ja’fari Langarudi-the Doctor of Law and Tehran University Former
What was said is about the primary educational groups that have been
formed at the Campus in the early years. At the present time, the
Campus has different groups and departments.
To form the research assistance
Forming the research assistance was not considered at the Campus
in the first two decades except being issued a decree No.64546 dated
2.10.1976 for Dr. Sayyed Hassan Sadat Naseri. The first time of the
issued decree for introducing him was on October1976 but the period
of his responsibility as a research and educational assistant didn’t
last more than four months, and naturally any pre-eminent research
works couldn’t be done at that time.
The process of forming the research assistance and basically the
pre-eminent research activity didn’t attract much attention until
1993; so that the president of Qom College- Hojjatol Islam Elahian-
appointed Mr. Ali Mahdizade- one of the current members of the
faculty of the Law School- as the research assistant. The research
assistance was involved in enriching the library and changing its
system, publishing a number of books and preparing for publishing
the scientific magazines, including; the scientific magazine as
“Legal Seminar” published on May 1997. It has been undoubtedly
considered as an essential step in the next actions related to the
magazines of the Campus. Some articles were published in the
magazine, which written by the lecturers of Law; Dr. Mohagheq Damad,
Dr. Abolghasem Gorji, Dr. Nejad Ali Almasi and Dr. Mokarrami. The
magazine had a circulation of 1000. The magazine publisher of the
Campus and the research assistance wrote its introduction. It didn’t
have a manager, an editor chief or any editorial board.
More about the magazine…
The first scientific magazine of the Campus was published as
“The Magazine of Qom Higher Education Complex” in spring 1997.
With the reputable persons
University is a place where seems to be significant with the
professors and students. The field directors are hardworking
employees who are responsible for implementing it; however,
according to the nature of university, some ones who have political
and scientific reputations, attend the academic environments with
special incentives. We here introduce those who were famous due to
the time and came and went to the university college. Accordingly,
we have seen the scientific, academic and political diverse
characters at the college in different periods, but introducing some
of them have been probably forgotten. It’s noteworthy that
introducing the persons is expressive of the part of the Campus
Zeinal Abedin Rahnama: some matters have been mentioned about
him in the part of introducing the officials and presidents of the
university. Shahid Sayyed Hassan Ayat: He wrote a letter of
request with reference to the mentioned notice in the press based on
the recruitment of an assistant professor of sociology on 17.6.1971.
Riyazi: He was as the president of Technical College of Tehran
University, the representative of the Parliament and as the speaker
of the Parliament from 21st until 24th rounds. He came to the
Judicial and Administrative College in 1973.
Dr. Sayyed Hassan
Sadat Naseri: He was as the research and educational assistant
of the college in the last five months of 1976.
Dr. Hushang Nahavandi:
He was as the president of Tehran University and came to the
college when the judicial students were protesting their degrees.
Dr. Muhammad Baheri:
He was a professor and as the General Deputy Ministry of Court.
In addition to teaching Criminal Law, he was as the head of the
group of Criminal Sciences. He picked the current building of
Tadayyon: He was
as the Deputy Prime Minister and came to Qom for the opening of the
college on February 1970.
Moghaddam: He was
as the Deputy Ministry of Science and came to Qom for the opening of
the college on February 1970.
Dr. Shademan: He
was as the Governor of Arak and came to Qom to pickaxe the building
of the college on December 1972. The Governors of Arak and Qom also
attended the Campus. Some officials in the executive attended the
Campus on several occasions, including; Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad(
during the period of the ninth presidential election campaign) on
22,12,2004 , Iran’s Majlis (parliament) Speaker- Dr. Larijani(
before being elected as the Majlis Speaker and after that) , the
Ministers of Science: Dr. Hashemi Golpaygani, Dr. Mostafa Moieen and
Dr. Kamran Daneshju (in 2009), the former Speakers of Majlis , the
late Allame Ja’fari, the late Allame Morteza Asghari, the late
Ayatollah Marashi- the Deputy Judiciary-, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli,
the late Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Ayatollah Mahfuzi, Ayatollah
Yazdi, the late Ayatollah Ghazi, Hojjatol Islam Jamarani, Mr. Mohsen
Rezaiee, Dr. Saffar Harandi, Hojjatol Islam Abutorabi, Hojjatol
Islam Dorri Najaf Abadi and others. Some of the poets, literary men
and artists also attended the Campus, including; Nader Naderpur(on
December 1972), the late Aghasi( the poet of Ahl Al-Bayt), Muhammad
Ali Mojahedi, Shams Ale Ahmad, Biabanaki, Reza Kiyanian. Ali
Nasirian, Puran Derakhshandeh, Fereidun Sedigh Sharif,Akbar Abdi and
The foreign guests have ever attended the Campus:
Prof. Yurg Albrecht and Michael Zaymun from German Max Planck
Institute, Dr. ByrKamyrka(the professor of Bucharest University,
Romania) , John Franco Gyrlanda and Prof. corner(the Vaynkah
University Officials) , Prof. Markuvych (a mathematician and the
head of East Studies Institute) , Herbert Rakhuj (a historian),
Adnan Aslan(the head of Teacher Training Institute of Vienna
University) , Prof.Rubkh(the professor of German Marburk University)
Ms. Mayer from German Academic Exchange Center , Mrs. M. Farhat from
Palestinian Parliament , Prof. Muhammad Laken Hawzn, Susan Rugerf
and Natalie Dures (the German experts on Islam) , Dr. Tofigh Al-Huri
(the president of Lebanese Al-Awzar University ), Dr. Aziz
Islami(the vice-president of Algerian University), Dr. Ammar
Mosaedi(the dean of the Islamic Sciences College of Algerian
Evolution of the Extracurricular Units
The extracurricular units have an important role in directing
the leisure and creating a culture proportional to the university
norms and community requirements. The importance of the
extracurricular units becomes obvious in conducting the mission of
the units considering the sensitivities of the academic environments
and the students’ roles in the activities and administering the
community. Before the revolution, there weren’t any units or groups
being involved in political or union activities at the college.
The first extracurricular unit was founded at Qom Campus (called
Qom Higher Education Complex) on October 1981.
Islamic Students Association of Qom Campus of Tehran University
Some of the students founded an association in 1984 that later
it was called “Islamic Student Association of Qom Higher Education
Complex” and it’s now called “Islamic Students Association of Qom
Campus of Tehran University- 1984”.
It was formed at Qom Higher Education Complex in 1995. Its main
activities have been focused on the political and cultural programs
especially in the front area and war and the memory of the martyrs.
The Masters Basij was formed at the Campus in 2001.
Extracurricular and Cultural Affairs Unit
It dates back to the year of 1995 and the time of the presidency
of Hojjatol Islam Elahian over the complex. In that year, the
necessity of forming the unit was felt to organize and coordinate
the activities of students associations. Accordingly, the unit was
formed as “The center for coordinating the activities of students
associations” with the approval of the president of Qom Higher
Education Complex. Since 2000 the unit has been renamed “The
Extracurricular and Cultural Affairs Department” and after that,
several cultural centers and scientific associations were formed.
Representative Office of the Supreme Leader
When the new structure of the Campus was being formed, the
representative office of the Supreme Leader was established at the
Campus attended by the officials of the representative office of the
Supreme Leader of Tehran University on February14.2005. The first
head of the office was Dr. Muhammad Rasul Ahangaran-one of the
members of the faculty of the Jurisprudence and Philosophy School-.
Islamic Students Association of Tehran University and Medical
Sciences College at Qom Campus in 2004
It was formed with a different approach from the Islamic
students association of Qom Campus and attended by the officials of
the Islamic students association of Tehran University and Medical
Sciences College at the Campus on March2004. It started to operate
in line with its plans at that time.
Since 1997, it has been formed informally to pursue the
legitimate demands of the students in the administrative, welfare
and educational affairs and later it continued to work on the basis
of the relevant regulations in the form of the instructions of
Always the Eternal
Qom Campus has taken part in the Holy Defense of Iran with
dedicating thirteen martyrs that two of them were from the Campus
staff (martyr Saffar Ali Gaieeni and martyr Ahmad Dehghani) and the
others were from the Campus students.
Their names have been inserted here with my most sincere respect to
their great spirits: Martyr Ali Delavari, Martyr Mahdi Raghbati,
Martyr Muhammad Reza Zareian, Martyr Morteza Jalalian, Martyr
Abdollah Javid, Martyr Movahhedi, Martyr Mir Morteza Zamani Sani,
Martyr Muhammad Bagher Nadem Shafiee, Martyr Ahmad Dehghani, Martyr
Saffar Ali Gaieeni, Martyr Muhammad Hassan Muhammadi, Martyr Morteza
Shafiee, Martyr Mojtaba Naghe.
The most important
events of the College, Higher Education Complex, Qom Campus from
1970 until now:
In the fall of 1970: to request Dr. Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee
Bigdeli from the Ministry of Science to establish the Judicial and
Administrative Affairs College. -To plan to establish the colleges
in five parts of the country, including; the Judicial and
Administrative Affairs College in Qom. -to write and to register the
statute of the Judicial and Administrative Affairs College included:
5 chapters, 25 articles and 19 notes. - To agree the Expanding
Council of Sciences Ministry in principles on establishing the
Judicial and Administrative Affairs College in Qom. - to hold the
first meeting of the college board of trustees and to choose Zeinal
Abedin Rahnama as the chairman of the board of trustees and Dr.
Muhammad Hossein Ziaiee Bigdeli as the president of the college.
On December 1970:
to register the college in the Real Estate Registration Office.
On October 1970:
to open Qom Judicial and Administrative Affairs College in (the
leased building) on Istgah St.
On November 1970:
to be approved the first student fees (about 3$ in a year and 1.5$
in a semester).
On December 1972:
to pick the building in the current place of Campus attended by the
authorities of Markazi Province, the governor of Qom and the
officials of the country.
On November 1972:
to promote the Associate degree to the B.A in Administrative
In 1974: to exploit the first building of the Campus (under
the current title of Dr. Ziaiee Bigdeli Building).
On March 1976: to
appoint Dr. Mazaher Mosaffa as the college president.
On November 1975:
to be affiliated the college with Tehran University.
On March 1977: to
be dissolved the field of Civil Services. Instead, being approved
the field of Judicial Law.
On November 1977:
to promote the Associate degree to the B.A in Judicial Law.
On September 1978:
to change the status of the college from private to public.
- to change the title of
Judicial and Administrative Affairs College to Higher Education
In 1979: to
appoint Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Hashemi as the president of Qom Higher
In 1981: to
appoint Dr. Firuz Harrirchi as the president of Qom Higher Education
Complex, -to form the Academic Jihad at Qom Higher Education
In 1984: to form
the Islamic Students Association of Qom Higher Education Complex.
In 1986: to
appoint Hojjatol Islam val Moslemin Elahian as the president of Qom
Higher Education Complex.
In 1988: to form
the Shahed and Isargar Office.
In 1989: to
establish the Public Relations, to open the Central Facilities
System, to open Imam Ali Al-Naqi Boys’ Dormitory.
In 1991: to
exploit Imam Ali Al-Naqi Dormitory, - to establish the Security.
In 1994: to
promote its majors from two to five majors in the B.A degree and to
create the Master’s degree.
In 1995: to
establish the Cultural Affairs Unit, - to form the Students Basij.
In 1997: to open
the Law School. In 1998: to appoint Dr. Mohsen Rahami as the
president of Qom Higher Education Complex.
In 1999: to open
the Self-Service. In 2000: to establish the Constructional and
In 2002: to open
the main entrance, -to open the Campus halls and the research
assistance building and the central library, -to establish the
In 2003: to open
the central building, -to open the Health and Counseling Center, to
open 22 Bahman Gym, -to form the Islamic Students Association of
Tehran University and Medical Sciences College.
In 2004: to
establish the Representative Office of the Supreme Leader, -to
create the Doctorate degree, -to change the name of Qom Higher
Education Complex to Qom Campus of Tehran University, - to establish
the Legal Office.
In 2005: to be
approved three Schools of Jurisprudence and Philosophy, Law and
Management, -to exploit the football field, -to form the
Disciplinary Council, -to open Imam Ali Mosque, -to appoint Dr.
Hassan Zareiee Matin as the president of the Campus.
In 2006: to open
Hazrate Masoumeh Girls’ Dormitory, -to appoint Dr. Reza Berenjkar as
the president of the Campus.
In 2007: to be
approved the twenty-year development and comprehensive plan of the
Campus at Tehran University and the Ministry of Science.
In 2008: to open
the E-learning Center, -to creat the majors of Philosophy and
Business Management electronically, -to be assigned the Campus land
No.2 with an area of 17 hectares, -to open the sport complex named
In 2009: to open
the new part of Kharazmi Hall, -to open Shahid Motahari Hall.