Islamic Azad University

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Islamic Azad University
دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی
Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi
Motto in English Iranian trust, Global credit
Established 1982
Type Private
President Hamid Mirzadeh
Academic staff 59,322
Students more than 1,500,000
Campus Iran
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
Lebanon
Tanzania
Armenia
Colours Turquoise and White            
Nickname IAU
Website www.iau.ac.ir

Islamic Azad University (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی, Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi) is a private university system based in Iran. The university was founded in 1982. It is the world's third largest university. 1.5 million students study there.[1] The university has over 100 branches across Iran and also in other countries such as the emirate of Dubai and the United Kingdom. Over the years, the university has become richer. It is estimated to be worth between $20 and $25 billion.

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica World Almanac, ed. 2004, page 666