Famous Professors from Iran

List of notable or famous professors from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in Iran and even some popular professors who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from Iran is included when available.

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This historic professors from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Iran?" These prominent professors of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian professors.

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  • Abbas Edalat
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    Abbas Edalat (Persian: عباس عدالت‎) is a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College of London and a political activist. In a 2018 letter to The Guardian, 129 experts in computer science, mathematics and machine learning described him as "a prominent academic, making fundamental contributions to mathematical logic and theoretical computer science" Edalat also founded SAF and CASMII, a campaign against sanctions and military intervention in Iran. Edalat has appeared on BBC News on numerous occasions.
    • Birthplace: Iran
  • Abbas Milani
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    Abbas Malekzadeh Milani (Persian: عباس ملک‌زاده میلانی‎; born 1949) is an Iranian-American historian and author. Milani is a visiting professor of Political Science and the director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford University. He is also a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Milani has found evidence that Persian modernism dates back to more than 1,000 years ago.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Afshin Ellian (born 27 February 1966 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Dutch professor of law, philosopher, poet, and critic of political Islam. He is an expert in international public law and philosophy of law.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ali Akbar Jalali, best known as Dr. Jalali, is an Iranian professor and author. He is most recognizable from a series of radio and television appearances in which he would promote the use of Internet and IT technology in Iran.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Damghan, Iran
  • Ali Massoud Ansari (Persian: علی مسعود انصاری‎, born 24 November 1967 in Rome) is the Professor in Modern History with reference to the Middle East at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he is also the founding director of the Institute for Iranian Studies.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
  • Ali Tajvidi (Persian: علی تجويدی‎; November 7, 1919 – March 15, 2006) was an Iranian musician, composer, violinist, songwriter, and music professor at the School of National Music and Tehran University. He composed more than 150 songs and discovered and produced for many Persian performers such as Delkash and Hayedeh. He was born in Tehran, where his father was active as a painter in the style of Kamal-ol-Molk. In his youth he took violin lessons for two years under Hossein Yahaghi (uncle of Parviz Yahaghi) and for many years was under the tutelage of Abol-Hassan Saba for the violin as well. also took Harmony lessons under Houshang Ostovar.After 1941, having developed his violin technique ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran