International relations


European universities in which Western Asian, Oriental, or Islamic disciplines are represented, usually provide certain levels of Iranian studies . Independent departments of Iranian Studies are less common. Among the European countries where the field is taught or researched on an advanced level, Germany, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Poland, Italy and the Netherlands can be mentioned, besides our department. In these educational and research institutions, the standard disciplines are usually accompanied by modern (political, cultural, anthropological, linguistic, literary, etc.) research. Some important universities where Iranian studies are present include:


-in Germany

Berlin - Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Iranistik

Bamberg - Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Iranistik

Freiburg i. Br. - Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Orientalisches Seminar (Fach Iranistik)


-in the United Kingdom

Cambridge - University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Centre of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies


-in Poland

Kraków - Jagiellonian University


-in Italy

Naples - Istituto Universitario Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici;



-in Sweden

Uppsala - Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages


-in Tajikistan

Donishgohi Milliyi Tojikiston, Dushanbe, Tajikistan


The universities listed above, all of which having good working contacts with the Department of Iranian Studies, do not limit their investigations to specialist subfields of the discipline, but, rather, they provide a profound insight into the entire field, including linguistic, literary, and religious history, as well as the distinctive characteristics of Classical and Modern Persian.


Co-operation with other institutions


Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für Iranistik, Vienna, Austria

Ernst-Herzfeld-Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunstgeschichte und Archäologie,

Bamberg, Germany

Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran (Sâzmân-e Mirâs-e Farhangi), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Iranian Academy of Arts (Farhangestân-e Honar-e Jomhuri-ye Eslâmi-ye Irân), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Academy of Persian Language and Literature (Farhangestân-e Zabân o Adab-e Fârsi), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

University of Tehran, Department of Persian Language and Literature (Dâneshgâh-e Tehrân, Goruh-e Zabâno adabiyât-e Fârsi), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Culture and Communication Organization (Sâzmân-e Farhang o Ertebâtât-e Eslâmi), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran