The Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) is an Iranian public non-governmental institution, established in 1980, with the mission of presenting native models for production of knowledge and technology. This mission is achieved by means of directing innovative research and development projects in different fields of science and technology and pursuing the utilization of the results. In this respect development and compilation of technologies; commercialization of research results; knowledge propagation by means of publications, professional trainings and academic educations are undertaken by ACECR.

Spectrum of activities

The activities are classified into four interrelated groups:

Research and Technology


Cultural activities


Human resources

Professional activities are fulfilled by ACECR’s 680 full time research and academic staff and 1600 full time research assistants.
A variant number of industry experts, university staff and post graduate research students have part time cooperation in some projects.
The main activities are supported by 2100 services and administrative staff.

Financial resources

More than 80% of ACECR annual revenues are supplied by contract research and selling technological products and services to the private and public sectors. Less than 20% is covered by government funds.



About shahid bahonar university

Alireza Afzalipour and Fakhereh Saba founded Kerman University in 1974. This university is located in south east of Kerman in an area of 5.000.000 sq. meters and started educational activities in 1975,admitting 90 students. After the Islamic Revolution, the university was called Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman after Dr. Mohammad Javad Bahonar. Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology considers this university as one of top universities of Iran due to 40 years of educational and research achievements. At the beginning, 25000 sq. meters of space was considered for 5000 students but this space is increased to more than 23,000 sq. meters and 14000 students.

Faculties and Fields of Study:

Humanities: 67 fields and subfields
Basic Sciences: 82 fields and subfields
Technical and engineering: 46 fields and subfields
Art: 9 fields and subfields
Pardis: 34 fields and subfields

Undergraduate students are currently studying in 300 different fields and university also admits graduate and Ph.D. students in 218 fields. Most of Instructors of university have received bursaries to continue their studies and get their Ph.D.’s. Different facilities like the central library, faculties’ libraries, laboratories, and the informatics center together with other outstanding educational activities and also students’ efforts resulted into a huge number of admissions in graduate and Ph.D. levels for this university’s students.

Currently, there are 642 faculty members and almost the same number of visiting faculty members, more than 700 experts and staff in educational and research affairs. Out of 642 faculty members, 62 are full professors, 112 associate professors, 347 assistant professors and 119 are instructors.

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