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About UAST


University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST)


The University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST) was established in 1992 with the aim of educating specialized manpower needed for the economic, social, and industrial sectors of Iran. Since its establishment, the UAST has sought to upgrade the technical and scientific knowledge of job holders, especially those who are working as low-skilled workers in different sectors of the economy.

Prior to the establishment of the UAST, different institutions, organizations, ministries, and manufacturing companies held various training courses in order to educate their employees. However, most such courses did not offer official certificates.  Also, the training programs and curricula were not always standard; competition was low; and many programs and courses were not comprehensive enough. Added to these were the high costs and low efficiency of the programs.

Another problem with the mentioned type of training and education was the wide gap between the training courses and the real requirements of the related industries. It was against this backdrop that the UAST' was established to create a sense of unity and conformity in Technical and Vocational Education at post-high school level. At the same time, the main goal of UAST was to train skilled manpower needed for the successful implementation of national development plans that would contribute to the socio-economic prosperity of the country.

At some UAST branches, training courses and classes are held in the vicinity of the related industrial and economic installation and experts of the industry contribute to the courses. In other words, the UAST is a Technical / Vocational University in which the graduates, after finishing their theoretical and practical degrees, can immediately assume responsibility in the capacity of an educated and skilled person in their respective fields of study.


UAST Mission




The University of Applied Science and Technology aims to provide opportunities for domestic and international organizations and institutions to educate and train their workforce as well as the specialists and technicians required for different industrial, social, and cultural sectors, to ensure that graduates of the affiliated institutions can acquire the skills and knowledge needed for their jobs.








Some of the UAST objectives include:

  • Creating a stimulating environment for multilateral activities towards the development of applied knowledge and research.
  • Preparing the infrastructure for the transition to and implementation of cutting edge technologies.
  • Upgrading the role of vocational education and training in creating professional knowledge and technology.
  • Expanding international collaborations and becoming the pioneer of vocational training in the region and in the Islamic world.
  • Conducting joint programs, research projects, workshops, and conferences with prestigious foreign vocational universities and institutes of higher education.
  • Promoting international and intercultural exchange for students and faculty.

DAMAVAND LIFT MFG. Applied sciences and technology traning center

 As one of the branches of UAST and certified by the Technical and Vocational Training Organization, is a private institute under the supervision of government, established in 2005 by two elevator manufacturers, TESLA IRAN co.(Since 1970) and Damavand lift Mfg. co.(Since 1990) which are pioneer in Midelleast’s elevator industries .We are mainly focusing on vocational training programs, which include the different levels and qualification, particularly as  VET courses on installation, maintenance and inspection of electrical/hydraulic elevators and escalators. Furthermore, our academy has varieties of courses related to the technical disciplines such as industrial electricity, industrial electronics and control, mechanical facilities in buildings, drawings, etc. Although our academy is supported by elevator and escalator industries chamber of Iran (ISEE) and the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran (MIMT) as a main training center of the vertical transportation industries, we also accept the students from all other sectors of industries by Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology (MSRT) to supply their required technical human recourses for the construction industry.  We have recently started a corporation with Hitatech as a European partner in field of Professional training in vertical transportation and also with i MOVE and BIBB ,the Federal Institute for vocational Education and training of Germany