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Research Institute of Hawzah and University, Qom, Iran

P r e f a c e:
Research Institute of Hawzah and University was founded in 1982. Primarily named "the Office of Hawzah and University Cooperation", and aiming for the execution of a preliminary plan for "reconstruction of human sciences", and as requested by the head office of the Cultural Revolution, the Society of Professors of Hawzah-ye Elmiyeh-e Ghom planned the program. After confirmation of the head office, this plan was also approved by Imam Khomeini, the supreme leader and founder of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
In 1990 following a period of successful activity, "the Office of Hawzah and University Cooperation" was officially accepted as one of the establishments cooperating with "the Organization for Study and Compilation of University textbooks in Human Sciences" (SAMT). With a successful 9 year background of close cooperation with this organization, due to its remarkable success in research and production of books and scientific researches, and with ratification of the Council of Development of Higher Education in 1998, under the title of "the Research Circle of Hawzah and University" this foundation became a member of institutes and universities of the ministry of Sciences, Researches and Technology. After another short period of prominent and successful research and scientific activities, in 2003 it was given the title of "Research center of Hawzah and University" and finally in 2004 was named "Research Institute of Hawzah and University".
The basic goal of this research institute is development and expansion of research in the areas of Islamic viewpoints concerning topics and issues of human sciences, and preparation for improvement in related research activities. Such researches result in publication of books, essays, pamphlets,university textbooks, and satisfaction of the needs of executive systems of the country; a goal which has been accomplished through more then 25 years of production with numerous essays and pamphlets, hosting various scientific conferences and seminars, and publication of more than one hundred and thirty specialized books in different branches of human sciences.
So far there are 49 faculty members and 100 researchers with educations both at Hawzah and university levels, the Research Institute thereby consisting of three separate institutes: "Research Center of social sciences" with departments of economics, political sciences, social sciences and management, "Research Center of behavioral Sciences" with departments of educational sciences, psychology and philosophy of human sciences, and " Research Center of Islamic sciences" with departments of history of Islam, Quranic studies, philosophy and theology and law. All these three research centers are working on proposals and production of scientific-research topics.

M i s s i o n S t a t e m e n t
The Research Institute of Hawzah and University is a research- based center established on the belief that recognition of human and human values is among the most important bases of human civilizations, as well as Islamic civilization. According to this belief, the philosophy for existence of this research institute is as following: "Theorization about the relations of religion and human sciences and expansion of the boundaries of Human-Islamic and local sciences"
With keen insight and utmost perseverance, the Research Institute tries to be a scientific pole in Human-Islamic sciences in a universal horizon.
The Research Institute feels a commitment to university and Hawzah members more than others, and at the same time tries to satisfy the needs of both the system as well as Islamic society.
In the coming two decades, the research institute will be taking yet higher steps in theorization and presentation of a worthy image of itself. This can be achieved by making the best out of scholars of Hawzah and university and considering the teachings of Ahl-e Beit (AS), The research institute will benefit most from modern methods and equipments in research and information processing grounds, so that expansion of knowledge becomes parallel to expansion of technology.
The research institute will publicize the spirit of morality, spirituality, and commitment among its members and colleagues, so that through keeping its researchers and workers and their scientific and professional strength, it may simultaneously improve with wisdom and spirituality.
The research institute will make its scientific achievements accessible to all researchers and those who are interested, in any suitable form of books, essays, research, educational and advisory services, etc.

A. Research goals:
The first and the most goal of this research institute is the issue of research. Research is the main axis of all activities, and all other activities must be organized and conducted in harmony with research. The following items are considered for research purposes:
1. Theorization on the grounds of relations between religion and human sciences;
2. Extraction of Islamic viewpoints about issues and topics of human sciences;
3. Nationalization of human sciences according to Iranian and Islamic culture;
4. Theorization, and expansion of the boundaries of Islamic sciences with modern approaches;
5. Solving the problems of the system with a look at Islamic viewpoints;

B. Educational Goals:
The second group of goals is education. Educational goals consist of postgraduate and doctoral courses. Education is to serve research, in other words it must be "research-oriented", and fulfillment of educational goals should remarkably help fulfillment of research goals. The following items are proposed in relation with educational goals:
1. Development of educational interdisciplinary courses appropriate for the mission of the research institute;
2. Supplying required human forces (researchers and administrative personnel) for the research institute;
3. Training suitable human force for propagation and expansion of the research institute's mission;

C. Cultural Goals:
Cultural works are essential for fulfillment of the research institute's mission, and creation and entrenchment of extroversive spirit in the research institute and its products. Thus cultural goals of the research institute are proposed as following:
Promotion and entrenchment of Islamic viewpoints in:
1. Policymaking centers of the country;
2. Educational and research institutes;
3. Cultural foundations;

Contact Information:
Research Institute of Hawzah and University - Daneshgah Blvd - Pardisan - Ghom
P.O. Box: 37185/3151
Tel: 009825-32111
Fax: 009825-32803090
EMail: info@rihu.ac.ir

Tehran Office:
The Research Institute of Hawzah and University- Osku alley- between Vesal-e Shirazi St. - Enghelab Ave. - Tehran
Tel: 009821-66402600
More Information
e-mail Name Title
info@rihu.ac.ir Prof. HasanAgha Nazari Dean of the research institute
info@rihu.ac.ir Dr. AliMohammad Hakimian Vice- Dean for Research
info@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Abbas Shafiee Vice- Dean for Administrative and Financial Affairs
method@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Hamidreza Hassani Editor in chief, Journal - Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities
jostarha@rihu.ac.ir Prof. Hasan AghaNazari Editor in chief, Journal - Jostarha-ye Eghtesadi
islamicedu@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Mohammad Davoodi Editor in chief, Journal - Islamic Education
Psy@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Mohammad Kaviani Editor in chief, Journal - Islam Studies and Psychology
soci@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Mohammad Davari Editor in chief, Journal of Islam & Social Sciences
islam&management@rihu.ac.ir Dr. Abdollah Tavakoli Editor in chief, Journal of Islam & Management


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