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The History of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad 

The first step in establishing the third university of Iran was taken place through upgrading the college of Health to the Faculty of Medicine in the year 1328 (1949). 

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad has had continuous development during the last sixty years. The Faculty of Literature with 5 different fields was established in 1334 (1954). With the expansion of higher education the following faculties also were established one after another: Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nutrition, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering, the Institute of Optometry, the university’s high school, the Teaching Center. Mashhad University of that time was renamed Ferdowsi University in 1353 (1974).

The need to expand the higher education system following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 in Iran led to a change in and split of some institutions. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences separated from Ferdowsi University. Meanwhile, a number of new faculties and schools such as Faculty of Administration and Economics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Shirvan Agricultural College, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Neishaboor Faculty of the Arts, Institute of Plantation Science, The Seismology  Research Center, the University’s College, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning  were established one after the another.  

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