Department of Geography

The Department of Geography was founded in Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities in 1957 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The aim of this department is to foster the study the relationship between human and the environment and to determine the degree to which each has effective impacts on the other. This means that the goal of this department is to help students in the review and analysis of the relation between man and the environment in order to explain the geographical phenomena. Based on this scientific knowledge, the objective of this department is to train students who are able to develop and promote human capabilities for improving living conditions.

The areas of specialization offered in the Department of Geography in the Master’s program (founded in 1990) are as follows:

  • Geography and Rural Planning
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Geomorphology
  • Political Geography
  • Climatology

The Ph.D. program at the Department of Geography (established in 1996) covers the following areas of specialization:

  • Geography and Rural Planning
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Geography and Geomorphology. More

Head of the Department of Geography
Hadi_Azami
Hadi Azami
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
aazami@um.ac.ir
+985138806784


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Geography
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Geography and Rural Planning (Physical texture) -
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Geography and Rural Planning (Sustainable Management) -
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Geomorphology -
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Geography and Rural Planning (Quality of environment) -
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Geography and Rural Planning (Job Creation) -
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Political Geography -
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Climatology (Synoptic) -
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Political Geography (Spatial planning) -
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Geography and Urban Planning (Housing Planning) -
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Academic staff

Mohammad Ajza Shokouhi
Associate Professor
Mostafa Amirfakhriyan
Assistant Professor
Rouhallah Asadi
Assistant Professor
Hadi Azami
Associate Professor
Khadijeh Bouzarjomehry
Associate Professor
Reza Doostan
Assistant Professor
Maryam Ghasemi
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ghasemi Khozani
Assistant Professor
Akbar Heydari Tashekaboud
Assistant Professor
Seyed Reza Hosseinzadeh
Associate Professor
Mohsen Janparvar
Assistant Professor
Barat Ali Khakpoor
Associate Professor
Omid Ali Kharazmi
Assistant Professor
Masoud Minaei
Assistant Professor
Abbas Mofidi
Assistant Professor
Neda Mohseni
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Rahim Rahnama
Professor
Tahereh Sadeghloo
Assistant Professor
Hamid Shayan
Professor
Hamdollah Sojasi  Qeidari
Assistant Professor
Seyyed Hadi Zarghani
Associate Professor
Azar Zarrin
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Anabestani, A., & Javanshiri, M. (2018). Factors Affecting the Formation of Smart Rural Development in Iran. Journal of Rural Development, 37 (1), 71-94.
Jahanshahi, D., Minaei, M., Kharazmi, O. (2018). Evaluation and Relocating Bicycle Sharing Stations on Mashhad City Using Multi Criteria Analysis. International Journal of Transportation Engineering, 6 (3), 265-283.
Rezvani Kakhki, S., Rahnama, M., & Ajza Shokouhi, M. (2018). Urban form Analysis Based on Smart Growth Characteristics at Neighborhoods of 9th District in Mashhad Municipality. Modern Applied Science, 12 (3), 141-153.
Sadeghloo, T., Sojasi Qeidari, H., Salehi, M., & Jalali, A. (2018). Obstacles and methods of financing for the development of local entrepreneurship in Iran. International Journal of Development Issues, 17 (1), 114-138.
Babaei, J., Rahnama, M., Khakpoor, B., & Ajza Shokouhi, M. (2018). Identifying criteria of weariness in urban areas (Case study: Samen District of Mashhad). IIOAB Journal, 7 (0), 153-158.
Anabestani, A., & Hosseini, S. (2018). Identifying and Prioritizing the Environmental Factors Affecting the Development of Entrepreneurial Components among Rural Farmers (Case study: Sardouyeh District, Jiroft County). Journal of Geography and Spatial Justice, 1 (1), 115-128.
Sadrossadat, A., Sojasi Qeidari, H., & Anabestani, A. (2018). Investigating the Adaptability of Rural Physical Features to the Feeling of Security among the Residents of Toos Rural Area in Mashhad County. Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 7 (2), 41-62.
Kazemi Kheibari, K., Ajza Shokouhi, M., Kharazmi, O., & M. R. Bemanian (2018). Evaluation of quality of urban life with emphasis on health; A case study in Mashhad city. Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal, 5 (1), 57-60.
Minaei, M., & W. Kainz (2018). Land Cover Change Dynamics Based on Intensity Analysis in Gorganrood Watershed, Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (5), 965-978.
Karimi Afshar, N., Karimian, Z., Doostan, R., & M. Habibi Nokhandan (2018). Influence of Planting Designs on Winter Thermal comfort in an Urban Park. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 26 (3), 219-227.
Minaei, M., & A. Tayyebi (2018). Spatiotemporal nexus between the pattern of land degradation and land cover dynamics in Iran. Land Degradation and Development, 29 (9), 2854-2863.
M. Irannezhad, Minaei, M., S. Ahmadian, & D. Chen (2018). Impacts of changes in climate and land coverland use on flood characteristics in Gorganrood Watershed (Northeastern Iran) during recent decades. Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography, 100 (4), 340-350.
H. Shafizadeh-moghadam, Minaei, M., H. Shahabi, & J. Hagenauer (2018). Big data in Geohazard; pattern mining and large scale analysis of landslides in Iran. Earth Science Informatics, 0 (0), 0-0.
Rahnama, M., & Sharifzadeh Aghdam, E. (2018). Analyzing the role of social capital in sustainable environmental governance: A case study on Piranshahr. Business Strategy and Development, 1 (3), 189-195.
Rahnama, M., & Shaddel, L. (2018). Sustainability and determining the optimal population based on water resources in Mashhad, Iran. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 17 (4), 390-404.
Rashki, A., D.g.kaskaoutis, Mofidi, A., F. Minvielle, I. Chiapello, M. Legrand, U.c. Dumka, & P. Francois (2018). Effects of Monsoon, Shamal and Levar winds on dust accumulation over the Arabian Sea during summer – The July 2016 case. Aeolian Research, 36 (1), 27-44.
Minaei, M., & Foad Minaei (2018). Geostatistical Modeling of Air Temperature Using Thermal Remote Sensing. American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 1 (4), 103-109.
Heydari Tashekaboud, A., & Soheila Bakhtar (2018). ANALYZING THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF KURDISH BORDER CITIES OF IRAN USING SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INDICES (STUDY AREA: KURDISTAN PROVINCE). Geojournal of Tourism and Geosites, 23 (3), 797-807.
Amirfakhriyan, M., & Alireza Moeini (2018). Distribution of Spatial Clusters of Tourist Villages and its Relationship with the Formation of Population Centers in Khorasan Razavi Province. Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 6 (4), 165-182.
Amini, M., Marnie Amin, Seyyed Behnam Hoseyn, Ali Yahyapour, Kharazmi, O., & Ramezani, M. (2018). Analysis the Relation between Emotional Intelligence Components and Employee Performance. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 1611 (1699), 20-29.

Recent theses and dissertations

Recent research projects

 

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of Geography

Phone: +985138796829-33

Fax: +985138794144

Postal code: 917794883