Strategy of Islamic Azad University of Karaj (KIAU) is Academic Longstanding Progress in Line with Global
February 13, 2015. Dr. Behrooz Mirza, the KIAU President, announced the news on the improved status of KIAU demonstrated in academic national and international ranking systems.
Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch (KIAU) is distinguished for its academic credentials in press. Apart KIAU records documented in reference websites, the improvement on further categories such as the content quality of publications, the raising academic criteria and cultural values seems outstanding.
According to the recent documents and declarations in online academic ranking organizations, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch proudly stands on the 2627 ranking, according to webometrics.info, February 10, 2015.
According to the national ranking system of Regional Center for Information Science and Technology - Ministry of Science, KIAU is known as the second Islamic Azad University after Islamic Azad University, Tehran Science and Research Branch and successfully currently ranked as the 11th among all the universities and academic centers in Iran.
In terms of credentials regardless of website informatics, KIAU is ranked as 2220, after Islamic Azad University, Tehran Science and Research Branch, and before Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, reported in Scopus. Despite KIAU academic status and publicity in Scimago (Scopus), its excellence is purely documented and backed up with scientific productions, Dr. Mirza added.
The impact factor to the KIAU scientific products has been partially improved as the quantity of published articles was previously the major goal. Not to mention that the quality, impact factor and number of references to a published article in high ranked journals are more valuable than the quantity of published articles. The 2015 Scopus reports proves the high ratings and impact factors of KIAU articles as one of the top universities in Iran
Proudly, the leading rank of KIAU at the global level is 795 to be among the top 1000 universities. In the International Ranking System, KIAU status is even better than most Iranian distinguished governmental universities, Dr. Mirza emphasized.