Department of Geography

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

The sub-disciplines of the Department of Geography in 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 sub-disciplines

  • 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
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Political Geography -
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Academic staff

Mohammad Ajza Shokouhi
Associate Professor
Ali Akbar Anabestani
Associate Professor
Hadi Azami
Associate Professor
Khadijeh Bouzarjomehry
Associate Professor
Reza Dostan
Assistant Professor
Maryam Ghasemi
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ghasemi Khozani
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
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

Bidkhori, A., Kharazmi, O., Ajza Shokouhi, M., & Khakpoor, B. (2016). Evaluation of the Current Situation of Smart Mobility in Metropolis of Mashhad. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, 0 (0), 396-413.
Shadab Mehr, H., Rahnama, M., Ajza Shokouhi, M., & Mafi, E. (2016). Optimization of Main Public Transport Paths Based on Accessibility— Case Study: Mashhad, Iran. Journal of Public Transportation, 19 (1), 114-128.
Anabestani, A. (2016). Review of the Impact of Second Home Tourism on the Quality of Lives of Rural people in Iran. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2 (4), 92-113.
Lucia Nucci, Rahnama, M., & Heydari Tashekaboud, A. (2016). Analysis the Process and Priorities of Urbanization in the Mashhad city After Islamic Revolution of Iran. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2 (4), 653-668.
Razzaghian, F., Rahnama, M., & Ajza Shokouhi, M. (2016). Ecological Analysis of High-Rise Buildings by Eco City Theory (Case Study: Mashhad Metropolitan). International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 1 (1), 260-269.
Rahnama, M., Kharazmi, O., & Amini, M. (2016). A survey on recreation management approach for central settings of Mashhad, before and after Islamic Revolution (Case study: Samen Region). International Academic Journal of Humanities, 3 (2), 18-24.
Rezvani Kakhki, S., & Rahnama, M. (2016). Comparison of Renovation of Damaged Fabrics with Smart Growth Approach (Case Study: Renovation of Qarani Neighborhood in Mashhad). Modern Applied Science, 10 (10), 106-117.
Anabestani, A., & Javanshiri, M. (2016). Content Analysis of Physical-Spatial Development Strategies of Rural Settlements in Iran Based on Scientific-Research Articles Published in 2004-14 Decade. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 8 (2), 2273-2292.
Rezvani Kakhki, S., & Ajza Shokouhi, M. (2016). Investigating the Transit Orient ed Development i n New Urbanism, Case Study: Subway Statio ns Development in Mashhad. Modern Applied Science, 11 (1), 159-167.
Anabestani, A. (2016). An Analysis of Factors Affecting Tourism Brands in Rural Settlements of Iran (Case Study: Binaloud County). Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication, 6 (2), 2061-2075.
Anabestani, A., & Namdar, M. (2016). Factors Affecting the Formation of Shadow Economy (Importation of Goods) in Rural Areas of Iran. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 5 (4), 603-623.
Minaei, M., & W. Kainz (2016). Watershed Land Cover/Land Use Mapping Using Remote Sensing and Data Mining in Gorganrood, Iran. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 5 (57), 1-16.
Minaei, M., & Masoud Irannezhad (2016). Spatio-temporal trend analysis of precipitation, temperature, and river discharge in the northeast of Iran in recent decades. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 0 (0), 1-13.
Ajza Shokouhi, M., Naghibi Rokni, S., H. Alizadeh, & (2016). Evaluation of Smart City Criteria in Ahvaz City, Iran. International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning, 26 (2), 141-149.

Recent theses and dissertations

Faghih Sabzevari, A. (2016). Representing the proposed knowledge city development model of Mashhad-Iran with Tourism Approach. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadrossadat, A. (2016). Analysis the Impact of Rural Physical Space on Perceived Safety of Residents (Case Study:Toos Dehestan). , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Imanpanah, H. (2016). Assessing the degree of resiliency in Sabzevar city against earthquake. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Maleknejadyazdi, M. (2016). Study and assessment place of national power in outlook of Iran. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Honarvar Sedighian, N. (2016). Study of the challenges of urban development in district 1 of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shadkam, L. (2016). Investigating the Role of Physical Characteristics of the Caspian sea on the occurrence of precipitation in the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzabaki, M. (2016). Analysis of Infill Development Model Possibility in Tabriz Worn Out texture. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heravi Torbati, M. (2016). Evaluting commercial landuse of Mashhad central texture from the perspective of urban branding. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kargar, M. (2016). The Geneology development planning in Iran with an emphasis on rural planning. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khodaee, J. (2016). Clarifying the role of urban landmark in Mashhad brand (Groups of study: The old city). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sayyedi Marghaki, B. (2016). Codification Tourism Development Stratgy in kerman. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amini, M. (2016). patern management system in central contextof city mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rashidiniya, P. (2016). Urban Regeneration of Vakil abad castle of Mashhad with emphasizes on participation. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hadadsiani, H. (2016). Workplace and residential area in New Town Golbahar. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Poorfarash Zadeh, F. (2016). Global warming and flooding origin of the mountain glaciers of Alamkooh. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zakeri, S. (2016). City Development Strategy of Ashkhaneh. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mokhtari, A. (2016). Promoting Resilience of Kashmar sity. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezaei, H. (2016). The study of Hydrogeomorphology of Rokh plain (Torbate-Heydariyeh Iran)With emphasis on Water resource Applying.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mazloom, A. (2016). Spatial analysis of land and housing prices in Quchan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Darban Astaneh, M. (2016). Analysis of structural factors influencing innovation in the entrepreneurship process in rural areas. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadi, M. (2016). The survey of the tourism role in sustainable economic development in Bojnourd City. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahmohamadi, Z. (2016). Localization the creative class and the diversity of neighborhood in the city of Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arabtiamori, Y. (2016). Assessing the Sustainability of rural settlements with emphasis on the role of religion (Case Study: county Khaf). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaili, R. (2016). Investigating the structure of temperature Inversion in Mashhad Metropolis and its relation to air pollutants concentration. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdoalahzadeh, M. (2016). Presenting creative tourism pattern in sustainable development of West Azarbaijan Provinces cities. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alipoor, M. (2016). Analysis of Construction Engineering Organization in sustainable urban development in bojnord. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hassani, J. (2016). The Assessment of The Social Capital in Three Neighbourhoods (Tollab, Vahid, Raddeh) of The Area 4 of Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahsavari, K. (2016). Presentation the urban development strategies KHAF. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ashouri Karizaki, S. (2016). Evaluation of Mashhad Tourism scenarios in 1404 horizon. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salehabadi, N. (2016). Investigating the relation between seasonal variability of Sea Surface Temperature over the Indian Ocean and the occurrence of dust events over the Asia South West.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salimi, M. (2016). City development strategy of Bojnoord. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Baesmat, H. (2016). Site selection areas for construction of a pond to collect runoff in the metropolis of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Safarikhah, H. (2016). The role of land cover changes in Iraq and Syria in occurrences of dust in south western of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Samadi, R. (2016). Analysis of night city pattern and its role in improvment of pilgrimage tourism in city center of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezaeian, B. (2016). EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT ON TRAVEL BEHAVIOR IN MASHHAD. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ahmadzadeh, S. (2016). The Spatial analysis of Cultural Intelligence of Rural Managers and its impact on their Task and Contextual Performance (Case Study: Mashhad County). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farrashiani, M. (2016). An Assessment study on the impact of Global Warming on the physical infrastructure of Air transportation system in Iran; Case study: Mashhad International Airport. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naseri, N. (2016). Effect of Blocking Systems on Precipitation of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akbari, Z. (2016). Site selecting air quality monitoring stations in Nishapur. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohebi Pardoun, F. (2016). Spatial Displacement of Siberian High Pressure and Changes of Precipitation in the Eastern Half of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseinian, S. (2016). Analysis of Metro Impact on the Urban Identity Transformation: Case Study, Line 1 of Tehran Metro. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malekian, M. (2016). Evaluation of the relationship between social capital, knowledge management and innovation in Mashhad Municipality Recreational and Cultural Organization. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zavarian, F. (2016). Architectural role in the development of rural tourism (Case Study: Rural city Binalud (Torghabeh and Tour)). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eskandari, Z. (2016). Check the status of Political Organization of Space in spatial planning (south east Iran). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eghbali, N. (2016). The Users Perception of Public Spaces in the Terms of City Branding in Central Context of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezvani Kakhki, S. (2016). Urban form analysis based on smart growth characteristics at urban neighborhoods of 9th zone in Mashhad municipality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moghadasi, H. (2016). The analysis and evaluation of the implemention of open innovation challenges in the Research centers of Mashhad City Council. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Derhami, S. (2016). study of great recreational-commercial investment project on tourism development of Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khiyabani, E. (2016). Review and analysis of the cultural capital with emphasis on Mashhad as cultural capital of the Islamic world. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Cheshmmishi, M. (2016). Analysis The Smart City Features In The 9 District Of Mashhad Metropolis With Emphasis On Smart Governance And Living. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kamandari, M. (2016). Spatial analysis indicators of resilience in the metropolitan city of Kerman. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shaddel, L. (2016). the Role of Urban Public Space in Explaining of Women Friendly City Model in Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farooghi, A. (2016). Cyclone tracking over Iran using an objective approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Bouzarjomehry, Khadijeh,mohebbi, Mohebbat,khalilian, Mohammad,mahmoodi, Hamide (2016). Study of Ethno Botany of Medicinal Plants with Emphasize on Effective compounds of pharmaceutial herbs in County Jajarm, Shomali Khorasan Province
Zomorrodian, Mohammad Jafar (2016). Analysis of Morphometry and morphology of minerals (minerals) and lithologies (rocks)
Anabestani, Ali Akbar,javanshiri, Mahdi (2016). Effective factors in the formation of smart rural development (Case study: Binalud County)
 

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

Updated at : 2017-01-04

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