The University of Mohaghegh Ardabili (UMA) (also written “Ardebili”), is a public university in Ardabil province, Iran. It is named in honor of Allama Mohaghegh Arbabili that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields. With more than 11,000 students and 395 full-time faculty members, Mohaghegh Ardabili university is one of the fastest-growing universities in Iran. It has 11 faculties, 3 research centers, and 11 research groups. Currently, the university admits students in 273 fields, which 61 of them are doctoral candidates, 128 are master’s students and the rest are undergraduate students. The university was initially established in 1978 as a college of agriculture under the supervision of Tabriz University. It became a separate, independent university in 1996.
According to a report provided by the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), the Basic Science Index (BSI) database, owned by Clarirate Analytics (ISI), the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili was included in the list of the world’s top 1% of institutions that had the highest number of citations and the highest impact over the past 10 years. In 2019 ISC World Ranking, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili ranked among top 23 national universities. According to URAP ranking system by Middle East University of Technology in Turkey, the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili is ranked 16th among 23 comprehensive universities in Iran. URAP ranking is one of the global ranking systems that identify world-class scientific institutes and evaluate their position against each other. In the latest ranking published by Webometrics for the world’s universities (January 2020), University of Mohaghegh Ardabili ranked 25th among the comprehensive universities in the country, 2514th in the world. According to the ranking announced by Green Metric, the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili was evaluated for the first time in this ranking and was able to rank 427 in the world.
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