The first appearance of Shiraz University of Technology in Times Higher Education ranking system

According to Times Higher Education ranking system, Shiraz University of Technology is ranked among the best universities worldwide. Times Higher Education ranking system is one of the most valid international ranking systems. In this ranking system that initiated with a request from each university, around 1250 top universities from 86 countries obtained the required conditions to be listed in 2019 ranking list. This year, 29 universities from Islamic Republic of Iran are listed in this ranking system. Shiraz University of Technology with seven other universities in Iran (Iran University of Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Sharif University of Technology, Tabriz University, Tehran University and Tehran University of Medical Science) could obtain the rank 601-800 among world universities and placed in forth stair among Iranian universities. The following table lists the rank of Iranian universities according to Times Higher Education ranking system. In the following table, the arrangement of the universities in each staircase is alphabetically sorted and does not represent superiority.


Rank in I.R. Iran University Rank in the World
1 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology 351-400
2 Amirkabir University of Technology 501-600
University of Kashan
4 Iran University of Science and Technology 601-800
Isfahan University of Technology
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Sharif University of Technology
Shiraz University of Technology
University of Tabriz
University of Tehran
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
12 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University 801-1000
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
University of Gilan
Iran University of Medical Sciences
University of Isfahan
K.N. Toosi University of Technology
University of Mazandaran
Shahid Beheshti University
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Shiraz University
22 Alzahra University 1001+
University of Birjand
Kharazmi University
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Shahrood University of Technology
Urmia University
Yazd University
University of Zanjan





Percentage of Metrics Metrics Indicators Percentage of Indicators
30% Teaching Reputation survey 15%
Staff-to-student ratio 4.5%
Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio 2.25%
Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio 6%
Institutional income 2.25%
30% Research Reputation survey 18%
Research income 6%
Research productivity 6%
30% Citations average number of times a university’s published work is cited 30%
2.5% Industry income how much research income an institution earns from industry per person 2.5%
7.5% International outlook Proportion of international students 2.5%
Proportion of international staff 2.5%
International collaboration 2.5%


The calculation of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 has been independently audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).