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IAU's Oxford Branch to Start Admissions

IAU's Oxford Branch to Start AdmissionsIAU's Oxford Branch to Start Admissions

Islamic Azad University’s Oxford Branch will start admissions from the next academic semester, said IAU’s deputy for education. The Oxford Branch has obtained the permits and licenses for restarting its operations, Farhad Hosseinzadeh was quoted as saying by Hamshahri Online on Tuesday. Hosseinzadeh added that the university will offer seven programs in engineering and humanities.  “Many Iranians in the UK and other countries have been asking for starting these courses. The branch will soon open by offering five postgraduate majors," he said. Islamic Azad University in Oxford was established in July 2004, as the first IAU campus in Europe. The Iranian university is one of the largest with about 1.7 million students and 70,000 academic staff members. The university wound down operations at the British branch during the years of sanctions over problems with transferring funds to and from Iran.