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 (Quality of environment) -
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Political Geography -
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Climatology (Synoptic) -
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Political Geography (Spatial planning) -
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Academic staff

Mohammad Ajza Shokouhi
Associate Professor
Mostafa Amirfakhriyan
Assistant Professor
Aliakbar Anabestani
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
Associate 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

Minaei, M. (2020). Evolution, density and completeness of OpenStreetMap road networks in developing countries: The case of Iran. Applied Geography, 119 (), 102246-102256.
Mehdi Ahmadi, Minaei, M., Omid Ebrahimi, & Mehdi Nikseresht (2020). Evaluation of WEPP and EPM for improved predictions of soil erosion in mountainous watersheds: A case study of Kangir River basin, Iran. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, (), -.
Pourali, M., Hosseinzadeh, S., & Akbari, M. (2020). Quantitative analysis of relative active tectonics using geomorphic indices in Band-Golestan basin, northeastern Iran. Spatial Information Research, 28 (4), 419-429.
Bouzarjomehry, K., & Javani, K. (2020). The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Women’s Empowerment and Environmental Protection in the Rural Areas (Case Study: Rural Areas of County Roshtkhar). Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 9 (2), 71-82.
Rahnama, M., Ray Wyatt, & Shaddel, L. (2020). A spatial-temporal analysis of urban growth in melbourne; Were local government areas moving toward compact or sprawl from 2001–2016?. Applied Geography, 124 (), 102318-102327.
Mohseni, N., & Sayyad Salar, Y. (2020). Terrain indices control the quality of soil total carbon stock within water erosion-prone environments. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, (), -.
Asiyeh Moteallemi, Minaei, M., Masoumeh Tahmasbizadeh, Saeid Fadaei, Kazhal Masroor, & Farzad Fanaei (2020). Monitoring of airborne asbestos fibers in an urban ambient air of Mashhad City, Iran: levels, spatial distribution and seasonal variations. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, (), -.
Rahnama, M. (2020). Forecasting land-use changes in Mashhad Metropolitan area using Cellular Automata and Markov chain model for 2016-2030. Sustainable Cities and Society, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Shakarami, K. (2020). Spatial analysis of the Impact of City Form on the Energy Consumption of Karaj City. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoodi Nasab, F. (2020). impacts of environmental factors on of land subsidence accurrence and its pedogeomorphic cosequences )case study: neyshabbur plain(. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salariganjabad, F. (2020). Analysis the Urban Resilience Scenarios with Emphasis on Whater crisis in the Jiroft City. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gharaee, M. (2020). Analysis the Impacts of Implementation of Guid Plans on the Sustainability of Rural Settlements-Case Study: MIAN VELAIAT DEHESTAN, Central district of Mashhad-.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abbasi, F. (2020). Analysis of Iran-Turkey relations on the basis of environmental geopolitics. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ganjloo, A. (2020). (Investigating the Role of Women in Empowering the Informal Settlements (Case study: Shahid Motahari Town in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abditazik, E. (2020). Analysis of resilience of rural settlements against flood water risk -case study : Dehastan Mian Jam. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khoshgoftarmaher, A. (2020). Soft Systems Analysis of Factors Affecting the Personnel Performance Management System of Mashhad Urban Railway Company. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amrollahi Poshteei, M. (2020). The Role of Formal Educations on Prevention, Control and Reduction of Social Injuries in Rural Areas -Case Study: Kerat Dehestan in Taybad county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eskandaran, M. (2020). Analyzing the role of diplomacy in international water dispute resolution and providing a successful water diplomacy model. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Davari, R. (2020). Analysis of the position of waste management system in Mashhad in line with sustainable development. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moosazadeh, A. (2020). Determination of a Regional Climate Index in order to enhance the Sistan Wind Activities. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tavassoli Yusef Abad, A. (2020). Investigating the situation of Regeneration the Worn Texture of Dargaz city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salehi, S. (2020). Healthy drinking water supply management in Rural Areas Around Cities Case Study Rural settlements of Gharebagh in Shiraz County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hamedfar, S. (2020). Economic effects of the Qashqai nomadic ecotourism residences in rural areas, Case study: Firoozabad county.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kahnouji, F. (2020). The Role of Knowledge Capacity Building on the Formation and Development of Micro Agriculture Entrepreneurial Activities in Rural Areas Cace Study Rulal Area Mashhad County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kamelfar, M. (2020). The Scenarios of Attracting Investment in Financing of BRTs Infrastructure Projects in Mashhad Metropolis. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kaheni, A. (2020). Investigating and analyzing the fragility parameters of geographical spaces -Birjand city case. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami, A. (2020). The Future Studies of state of Creative City in Mashhad Metropolis Emphasizing The Index Of Life Quality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vahed, Z. (2020). Analyzing the Challenges of Advancing Women and Girls with Physical Disabilities in Rural Areas and Identifying Empowerment Strategies Case Study Quchan County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zamanipoor, M. (2020). Development of Agent Based Modelling in Urban Smart Growth in Amol, relying on walking on Haraz axis. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tayyebi Moghaddam, A. (2020). Analysis the Status of Good Urban Governance with Emphasize on Transparency and Accountability Aspects in the Mashhad Municipality Using Scenario Planning Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Karimian Fariman, F. (2020). Analyze the impact of rural tourism development on social justice -Case study: Shahroud tourist villages. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Asadi Rahim Beygi, N. (2020). Assessment of the vulnerability of Mashhads metropolis to atmospheric hazards under climate change conditions. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sanaty Torghabeh, J. (2020). Confrontation of identity and branding in the re-creation and development of Torqabeh city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ranjbar, Z. (2020). Regeneration of gray fields towards sustainable urban development -Case study: Bagh khuni in Mashhad City. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khadem Sharghi, Y. (2020). Analysis of the role of urban management in the slum of mashhad -case study esmaaeil abad sector. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sanatgar, S. (2020). Analysis of factors affecting the process of innovation in urban transportation in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malekian, M. (2020). Identifying the Driving Forces of Inter-organizational Coordination in the Cultural Organizations of Mashhad Metropolis using Futures Studies Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahedi, M. (2020). Investigating the Possibility of Realizing the Neo-Urbanism Model in District 9 of Mashhad Municipality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami, N. (2020). urban power finders and power finder urban space in the context of urban planning in Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hanif, A. (2020). Analyzing the structure of urban management in Herat city and presenting a model of citizen participation. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Oskouizadeh, F. (2020). Regeneration scenarios of Daryadel neighborhood of Mashhad with sustainable urban development approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zaeferani, F. (2020). Feasibility study of tourism development in Torqabeh city with futures research approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Minaei, Masoud,sojasi Qeidari, Hamdollah,mahmoodi, Hamide (2020). Potential Assessment of Solar Energy Utilization and Identification of Priority Villages in South and Southwest of Iran
Behzadi, Sedigheh,kharazmi, Omid Ali, (2020). Evaluating the Impact of Knowledge on Innovations in Medical Tourism Sector Focusing on Dynamic Capabilities Case of Hospitals in Mashhad
Zarrin, Azar,mofidi, Abbas, (2020). Dust storm simulation using WRF-CHEM over Northeastern Iran
Sojasi Qeidari, Hamdollah,shayan, Hamid,ghorooneh, Davood,soleymani, Zahra (2020). A Phenomenological Study of the Learning Experience of Children in Rural Tourism Destinations
Sojasi Qeidari, Hamdollah,,moradi, Kebria,erfani, Zeinab (2020). Analyzing the security role in tourism destinations development Case study: Rural areas of Torqabeh and Shandiz County
Zarrin, Azar (2020). Temperature Projection in Iran under future climate change conditions using the output of CMIP6
 

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