Amir Kabir University of Technology

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Last Updated: January 1, 2011
Other Name: Tehran Polytechnic University
Location: Tehran
Subordinate To: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
Size: Multiple departments with 400 full-time staff supporting up to 7,000 students
Facility Status: Open

Established in 1958, Amir Kabir University of Technology offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees in nuclear engineering, physics, mining and metallurgy engineering and mathematics. [1] Tehran has allegedly used the university as a front company to purchase sensitive items abroad, including attempting to purchase neutron-shielding equipment from a U.S. company. [2] The university is also involved in developing space-launch vehicle and satellite technology. [3]

[1] "Departments, Amirkabir University of Technology,"
[2] Mark Fitzpatrick, Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks (London: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007), p.68.
[3] "Iran to Unveil Aerospace Achievements in Days," FARS News Agency, 18 February 2013; "Iranian university develops live creature carrying rocket," Mehr News Agency, 8 May 2013.

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