International Center for Persian Studies at a Glance
International Center for Persian Studies-University of Tehran was established in 1989 as the first Persian teaching institute, following a proposal by Prof. Seyed-Ja’far Shahidi, the then Director of Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute. Goals shared by Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and the Persian center led to the integration of the two centers and they continued their work under the title of Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and the International Center for Persian Studies .
The project of establishing a Persian teaching center in Dehkhoda Institute was pursued by Prof. Shahidi’s deputy, Prof. Gholam Reza Sotudeh, and was endorsed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, to both promote the Persian language and strengthen the Persian Research potentials. Since the Center's establishment until the June 2021, some 23407 students from around the world have learned Persian at this Center. In the beginning, the courses were held in only 4 levels which took three and a half months, now there are diverse on-campus and online Persian Training Courses .
Every year more than 1,000 students from around the world are engaged in learning the Persian language and literature in this center.