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Tehran University of Medical Sciences
English Name: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Region: Southern Asia
Country: Iran
Found Year: 1934
Address: Number 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave.
Website: http://tums.ac.ir

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), founded in 1851 as Dar-ol-Fonoon , is the oldest and the most outstanding medical center and the symbol of higher education, research & treatment in Iran. With a history of more than 162 years, it stands as one of the most prestigious universities of medical sciences in the region. It brings together an extraordinary community of faculty, students and staff who provide state-of-the-art education, conduct groundbreaking research and take the lead in public service initiatives in Iran. It focuses on creating new therapies for a broad array of medical issues related to the community’s health and well-being. TUMS graduates and professional schools express the University’s commitment to research, rigorous standards, and innovative application of knowledge. TUMS is accredited by Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) as a PREMIER UNIVERSITY.

TUMS consists of 12 Schools, more than 80 Research Centers, 15 Scientific Pivots,9 Educational and Health Research Stations in 9 provinces, 5 Technology Incubator Centers, 16 Hospitals with 7000 active beds and 44 libraries. It offers specialized undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Considering its research centers and its great potentials, TUMS is looking forward to establish mutually interested collaborations with well-known academic and research centers throughout the world.

The University as the top research university receives an annual grant of over 15,000 billion Rials.

As a member of the national health system and according to the general policies made by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, TUMS renders services to the population covered and is active in the following areas:

1)           Extending the university's expertise to the community nationally and internationally in order to support health promotion, health maintenance, and the advancement of the health sciences proportion, to serve community by the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and the discovery of knowledge through research, to emphasize offering specialized and sub-specialized courses, and PhD program for training manpower for medical universities, and health care and research centers.

2)           Introducing health care oriented science and technology through conducting fundamental and applied researches for:

            Solving health care problems at regional and national levels,

            Acquiring the technology for production of strategic medical and drug supplies,

            Designing and promoting new soft wares and educational methods,

            Providing for joint efforts with other organizations to identify and meet mutual needs, and render scientific services,

            Developing appropriate structural and managerial models and procedures within the national health system,

            Participating in publication of renowned scientific resources and contributing to the production of science at the national and international levels.

3)           Rendering health care services:

            At all levels (1st,2nd,3rd,4th) to the covered population,

            In the specialized hospitals to the public,

            In the areas which comply with the national comprehensive health care policies.

4)           Supervising and inspecting health care centers and authorizing the issuance of license on health care services.

5) Encouraging international Collaboration in educational and research field.


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