The great potential of Kerman province in industry, mining, agriculture activities required to create scientific and educational centers that can provide practical research in solving industrial and societal problem. Therefore, Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT) design was a good opportunity for the presence of academic research and technology centers in which to establish an industrial postgraduate university.
In 2007, with the approval of the Higher Education Development Council at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, I.R. of Iran the license for the establishment of the GUAT was issued.
Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT) in Kerman is a public university and the only postgraduate industrial university in the southeastern area of the country that composed of five faculties, namely: Faculty of Modern Science and Technology, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Mechanics and Materials Engineering. Furthermore, The Research Institute of Sciences and High Technology and Environmental Sciences is the only research institute outside of Tehran that has five Research Institutes including: Institute of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Photonics, Institute of Materials, Institute of Energy, Institute of Environment, Research Group of IT and Computer, and 33 advanced laboratories.
GUAT Strategy 2020-2024
This strategies will enable GUAT promote its research agenda in solving local and national challenges.
In terms of internationalization strategy, GUAT strategies are: