for humanities and cultural studies (IHCS) is a research based
institute which is mainly responsible for research in humanities science
and cultural studies. We can see the name of many outstanding
professors of humanities science realm to be connected to this institute
in their scientific background. In 1980 with the integration of 12
research institutes, an institute entitled with “institute of research
and cultural studies” was formed under the supervision of Ministry of
culture and higher education.
1990, after the changing of organizational structure, this institute
got the title of “Research center” with the approval of higher education
expanding council. Its organizational chart was then approved in May
1993 by Personnel affair and Employment Organization. During this period
other research centers were added to it and it formed an institution.
In 1994, high council of institute proposed the title of “Institute for
humanities and cultural studies” for this institute in order to
emphasize the trend of humanities science and cultural affairs in all
research projects of the institute. This title was also approved by
higher education expanding council.
the moment this institute consist of several research departments as:
Persian language and literature department, Political thinking in Islam
department, History department, Linguistic department, Social science
department, department of Studying different cultures, Comparative
studies of economy department, Women’s affair department, Science and
Religion department, department of Nurturing wisdom of children,
Occidental studies department, Philosophy and Speech department, Imam
Ali’s research center, Asian cultural document center, and Surveying
It worth mentioning that IHCS can also accept postgraduate students in some MA and PhD levels.