History of the University History of the University

History of the University

 

The non-governmental and private university of Shahab Danesh received his permission to start its activities from Council on the Extension of Higher Education in 1385-05-22 and its statute was approved by the same Council in 1385-07-30.  This university started its educational activities in first semester of the year (1385-86) with admission of students in fields of computer eng. – software and communications and data communication in associate degree and technology engineering, computer software in non continuous bachelore degree.  The names and positions of faculty members and founders are given in table 1.

The ministry of Science, Research, and Technology approved the upgrading of Shahab Danesh Higher Education Institute to University of Shahab Danesh in Aban of 1396.

Table 1. List of founders and faculty members

 

First and Last Name

Degree

Field of Study

Ranking

Position

1

Hassan Taheri

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Head of Committee

2

Mohammad Mehdi Homayun Poor

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Secretary of Committee

3

Mehdi Karrari

PHD

Electrical

Professor

Member of Committee

4

Mohammad Javad Movahedi

Religious Studies

-

-

Member of Committee

5

Farzad Touhid Khah

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member of Committee

6

Mohammad Hossein Davoodi

Masters Degree

Theology

Associate Professor

Member of Committee

7

Jafar Miley Monfared

PHD

Electrical

Professor

Member of Committee

 

Table 1 shows that most of the founders of the institute are faculty members of university and have PHD degrees with specialties and educational, research, and operational experiences in higher education fields.  In addition to this, 5 of the founder members are having specialties in Electrical Engineering.  The university, in line with organizing its activities based on regulations and rules of the higher education, has established the board of trustees as main pillars in decision making and management of the university.  In Table 2, the list of members of the board of trustees is shown

Table 2. List of Members of the Board of Trustees

 

First and Last Name

Degree

Field of Study

Ranking

Position

1

Alireza Hashemi Golpayegani

PHD

Computer

Associate Professor

Representative of Minister

2

Jafar Meyli Monfared

PHD

Electrical

Professor

Head of the Board

3

Abolghasem Raee

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member

4

Mohammad Mehdi Homayoon Poor

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member

5

Hassan Taheri

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member

6

Seyed Hamid Fathi

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member

7

Seyed Mohammad Ahadi

PHD

Electrical

Associate Professor

Member

8

Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini

Religious Studies

-

Religious Ranking

Governor Representative of Qom

9

Seyed Hamid Kazemi

Religious Studies

-

Religious Ranking

Member

 

After formation of the Board of Trustees, Doctor Jafar Meyli Monfared as the head of the board and Doctor Mehdi Karrari as the president of the university were selected.  At present, in addition to having an official president, the university has administrative- financial deputy, education-research deputy, student-cultural deputy, and the structure of the university has been fully stablished.  In addition to management staff, about 37 other people are employed at the university as non-faculty (employees).

The non-governmental and private university of Shahab Danesh started its educational activities in first semester of academic year of 1385-86 by admitting students in two fields with associate degree (Computer-Software and Communication-Data Processing) and one field with non-continuous bachelor degree (Computer Software Technology Engineering).  At present, the university has more than 3500 students studying in 8 fields with continuous associate degree, 2 fields with non-continuous associate degree, 2 fiels with non-continuous bachelor degree, 3 fields with continuous bachelor degree, and 3 fields with masters degree.  Table 3 and Figure 3-1 show the process of development of the university from beginning.

Table 3.  Number of permissions received by university from 1385-86 up to 1391-92

Level

1385

1386

1387

1388

1389

1390

1391

Total

Continuous Associate

 

 

 

 

4

2

2

8

Non- Continuous Associate

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Non- Continuous Bachelor

1

2

2

2

2

1

2

12

Continuous Bachelor

 

1

 

 

 

1

1

3

Masters Level

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

3

Total

3

3

2

2

7

5

6

28

Number of Permissions (Cumulative)

3

6

8

10

17

22

28

 

 

 

Figure 3-1

Also, by observing table 3, we can see that the university of Shahab Danesh admitted students in level of Masters Degree for the first time in 1389 in the field of Electrical Engineering – Control.  And from that year, the university started addmissions in higher education level which shows the university's growth and development from that year to present.