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History
The initial establishment of Yazd University (YU) dates back to 1988. The university has been improving overtime to the point that at present about 14000 students are educating at this university. YU has three faculties and two schools with 21 departments. Now the university runs different fields of study including 47 Bachelor, 110 Master and 51 Ph.D. disciplines within 46 academic programs. It has currently about 400 faculty members, 400 employees and 14000 students, which makes YU as one of the significant comprehensive universities throughout Iran. Four of its faculty members have been listed within the top one percent of the world scientists and based upon The Times Higher Education World University Rankings; YU is now in the position of the 12th top university in Iran and between 200 topmost young universities in the world. Through years, YU has achieved brilliant accomplishments in research activities, the results of which are presented through publication of 150 books and 11 journals. In line with extensive educational activities, the authorities have also attended to campus development. YU, with total area of 380 hectares, is located in Pajhouhesh Boulevard, Yazd. The university’s main campus area is 150 hectares and the area of eastern site is 30 hectares. The green space is 30 hectares and 23 hectares of the site is allocated to the building structure. The expansion of such developments is due to the attempts of officials, staff, professors, deans, alumni, and students.
 
Vision
 
Yazd University aims to create a bright future for students, faculty members, and staff. YU aspires to be recognized among the top ten leading universities in Iran and to be placed among the top 200 young universities in the world.
 
Mission
 
Yazd University has the mission of serving the national and international communities through the development of science, technology and innovative research. YU aims at training human resources that foster entrepreneurship for gaining industrial competitive advantage, leading to the country’s economic growth.
 
Values 
 
• Moral excellence, social and cultural academics
• Improving regional, national, and international rankings
• Developing centers of excellence in science and technology in national key fields
• Playing a pivotal role in the development of Yazd province
• Achieving sustainable financial resources
• Realization of an agile and efficient organizational structure