Isfahan University of Technology - ITU is a state university under the supervision of The Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. The original idea of a university of technology in the industrial zone of the country was conceived some thirty five years ago. However, IUT began its academic activities in 1977 with around 800 students in five departments; the enrollment has now grown to 9000 in twelve independent departments. The primary objective of the university was training engineers to run the emerging industrial and agricultural sites throughout the country and the Province of Isfahan. The graduates from IUT have found great and varied opportunities and have played their key roles in a rapidly changing economic and industrial environment.
The purpose of Isfahan University of Technology, as an institution of higher learning, is to share in the education of the youth of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the service of its peoples, and in the advancement of Knowledge.
The university has been dedicated since its foundation, and continues to be dedicated, to the cultivation of high ethical, moral, and spiritual values in accordance with the spirit of the Islamic Revolution. With the long term plans of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards a wider span of higher education, IUT has taken drastic steps in establishing M.Sc. in all and Ph.D. in some fields of Engineering, Sciences and Agriculture as means of attaining scientific self-sufficiency.
Admission to IUT, like other state universities in Iran, is given to Iranian applicants who succeed in an entrance-exam held every year. But, foreign students can get their admission through the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Higher Education according to cultural agreements between governments. The university instruction is in Persian language, therefore, foreign students are required to gain a working knowledge of the language before the start of their academic courses.