Faculty of Earth Sciences of Shahid Beheshti University

The Department of Human Geography and Territorial Management at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, is one of the most active and research oriented sub-divisions of Faculty of Earth Sciences. With over 20 full and part time academic members the department offers degree courses in urban and rural planning and territorial management with emphasis on spatial development of cities, over-population, rural-urban migrations, environmental problems, physical and social deteriorations and changes in geopolitical space.
In the academic year 2017-18, the Department is engaged in an international research project “Urbanization and Migration in Iran with Emphasis on Migrants from Afghanistan and Iraq”. The project is jointly conducted by the Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku, Finland and is planned to be completed in the summer 2018.

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