Shahram Shirkhani: A Brief Overview of Islamic Azad University

The recipient of a Ph.D. in law and a tenured professor of law at the Islamic Azad University (IAU) in Iran, Shahram Shirkhani builds upon a growing tradition of excellence in higher education at this school. Founded in 1982, the Tehran-headquartered IAU was established under the charter of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, which continues to serve as the governing body of the university and the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Since then, the IAU has expanded its reach on both foreign and domestic levels, starting more than 400 branch campuses throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the U.K. Now the third-largest university in the world, it boasts a faculty of 45,000-plus professors and an enrollment in excess of 1.5 million students.

On the faculty at IAU since 1989, Shahram Shirkhani has taught a variety of courses to undergraduates and professional students alike, including topics in international commercial arbitration and international private law.