Established in 1982, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) is the first comprehensive graduate school in Iran. In particular, majority of Ph.D. programs in basic sciences and engineering were initially offered at TMU. As an elite exclusively postgraduate university, its primary mission is to train academic staff and researchers for universities and higher education centers as well as providing an environment for world class research. TMU currently offers M.A/M.Sc. degrees in 171 academic programs and Ph.D. degrees in 132 academic programs, with more than 7300 and 3700 students in each level, respectively. At present, there are 17 faculties and 14 affiliated research centers in the university. The university enjoys the cooperation of more than 700 fulltime academic members.