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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

In the Name of God

Date: [?]/[?]/1385 [2006]

Number: [illegible]

[illegible]: M/2/3/9378

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The esteemed management of the Security Office, [The 81 universities addressed in this letter are listed below.]


Subject: Banning of the education of Bahá’ís in universities


Respectfully, we inform you that in accordance with decree number 1327/M/S, dated 6/12/69 [25 February 1991], issued by the Supreme Revolutionary Cultural Council and the notification of the responsible authorities of the Intel- ligence [Office], if Bahá’í individuals, at the time of enrolment at university or in the course of their studies, are identified as Bahá’ís, they must be expelled from university. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to prevent the further studies of the aforementioned [individuals] and forward a follow-up report to this Office.

 Asghar Zarei

Director General of the Central Security Office [Signature]



  1. University of Arak
  2. Urmia University
  3. University of Isfahan
  4. Ilam University
  5. Alzahra University
  6. Bu Ali Sina University
  7. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
  8. University of Birjand
  9. Imam Khomeini International University
  10.  Payame Noor University
  11. University of Tabriz
  12. Lecturer Training University
  13. Teacher Training University of Tehran
  14. Azerbaijan Teacher Training University
  15. Sabzevar Teacher Training University
  16. University of Tehran
  17. Persian Gulf University
  18. Razi University
  19. Zabol University
  20. Zanjan University
  21.  Semnan University
  22. University of Sistan and Balouchestan
  23. Shahrekord University
  24. Shahid University
  25. Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
  26. Shahid Beheshti University
  27. Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
  28. Shiraz University
  29. Isfahan University of Technology
  30. Amirkabir University of Technology
  31. Shahrud University of Technology
  32. Khajeh Nasir ad- Din Toosi University of Technology
  33. Sahand University of Technology of Tabriz
  34. Sharif  University of Technology
  35. Allameh Tabatabaei University
  36. Iran University of Science and Technology
  37. Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  38. University of Kashan
  39. University of Kurdistan
  40. University of Gilan
  41. Lorestan University
  42. University of Moha-ghegh Ardebili
  43. University of Mazandaran
  44. Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
  45. Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan
  46. Hormozgan University
  47. University of Art
  48. University of Applied Science and Technology
  49. University of Yazd
  50. Damghan University of Basic Sciences
  51. Yasuj University
  52. Isfahan University of Art
  53. Khorramshahr University of Nautical Sciences and Technology
  54. University of Qom
  55. University of Malayer
  56. Shomal University
  57. University of Science and Culture
  58. Irshad University of Damavand
  59. Khatam University
  60. University of Tafresh
  61. University of Bojnurd
  62. Golpayegan School of Engineering
  63. School of Economic Affairs
  64. Non-profit Khayyam Institute
  65. Non-governmental and non-profit Sadjad Institute, Mashhad
  66. Non-governmental and non-profit Shahid Ashrafi Isfahani Institute
  67. Non-governmental and non-profit Allameh Mohadas Noori Institute
  68. Non-governmental and non-profit Institute of Tabarestan
  69. Non-profit Institute for Development and Rural Advancement of Hamedan
  70. Nautical and Marine Science Centre of Higher Education of Chahbahar
  71. Institute of Higher Education of Maragheh
  72. University of Islamic Sects
  73. Jundishapur Institute of Higher Education of Dezful
  74. Shiraz University of Technology
  75. Sadjad Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad
  76. Mofid University of  Qom
  77. Varamin University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  78. Institute of Higher Education for Occupation
  79. Najafabad Institute of Higher Education
  80. Iran Institute of Higher Education for Technology Research
  81. Imam Khomeini Research Center