Founded in: 1989
Area: 120 Acres
Location: 3 kilometers to city center, 30 kilometers to the mountains
Total Students enrolled in 2010: 4123
Total Academic staff: 117Total staff members: 230
Faculties: Art; Biology; Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Engineering; Math & Computer; Physics
The University was founded by dedicated citizens of Damghan, from all walks of life, under the leadership of Late Professor Mohammad Masud Mansouri, a well oriented with western educational system in 1988 and named Rasool Akram in honor of Prophet Mohammad PBUH.
Due to the perseverance and serious efforts of the men and women of Damghan, Faculty of Basic Sciences opened its door to 35 students majoring in Geology in September 1992. Hence educational operation began and people felt that finally they achieved their heart desire. Later on Mr. Ali Naderi, an engineer directed the Faculty until 1996 when the third president, Dr. Abdolrahim Navehebrahim took the helm and steered the faculty to a higher plateau of University of Basic Sciences. For eleven years he endeavored so selflessly to build strong bond between University of Basic Sciences and people of Damghan that contributing to development of student body by creating state of the art Chemistry, Physics and language laboratories. After few years, the fields of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science and Engineering in Associate, B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD courses launched.
In July 2007, Dr. Ali Haghighi Asl was appointed as the 4th president of the university.
During his tenure, University of Basic Sciences became full pledge university with7 schools, 117 faculty member and 4123 students seeking Associate, Bs ,MS, and PhD degrees in 64 fields of study. Hence, Damghan University become one of the leading centers of the country through the development of graduate and post graduate studies and establishment of the interdisciplinary field of Science.