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Dr. Maghsoud Farasatkhah

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First Name: Maghsoud

Last Name: Farasatkhah

Faculty Member:  Professor

Phone Number:+98-2123517156

Email: m_farasatkhahirphe.ir, m_farasatkhahyahoo.com

Dr. Maghsoud Farasatkhah



His university education was in Philosophy, Theology and Higher Education Planning. Farasatkhah (also known Ferasatkhah) teaches at Allameh Tabatabae’i, University of Tehran, Shahid Beheshti and Islamic Azad Universities.
tenth Farabi International Festival (Feb 7 2019)
He received the 18th award of popularization of sciences which was held on World Science Day. UNESCO has put the name of the day Science for Peace and Sustainable Development. The jury Committee awarded Dr. Maghsoud Farasatkhah the prize for endless, responsible, purposeful, comprehensive, humanitarian, and ethical activities and efforts in academic and public areas for popularizing sociology knowledge and also his commitment to the continuity of cultural, promotional and scientific work.
Dehkhoda's award in its fourth period (2018) was awarded to Abbas Bazargan and Maghsoud Farasatkhah of the book "Supervision and Evaluation in Higher Education".
In the tenth Farabi International Festival (Feb. 7), the Maghsoud Farasatkhah was named the Interdisciplinary Studies Award.
Academic Lessons
Maghsoud Farasatkhah started teaching at Universities and Higher Education Centers in Tabriz since early 1990s.  He has taught at Alameh Tabatabae’I, Tehran, Alzahra, Shahid Beheshti since mid-1990s. His taught courses include “The History of Social Thought”, “Sociology of Religion”, “Policy making and Planning in Higher Education”, “Quality of University”, “Accreditation”, and “Qualitative Methodology”. Farasatkhah’s major research disciplines are mainly as follows: 1. Religion Studies, 2. Social Studies, 3. Science Studies, 4. Higher Education and Universities. Some parts of the researches are published in books and papers.

  1. University and Higher Education: Global Perspectives and Iranian Problems , Nashr-e Ney ,2009
  2. The adventure of University in Iran: A Historical Study on the Higher Education: Emphasizing "Economic, Social, Political and Cultural" Factors, Resa Publication, 2008
  3. The Beginning of Contemporary New Thinking, Sahami Enteshar Inc., 2009
  4. Iranian University and Quality Problems, Agah Publication ,2009
  5. Language of the Holy Quran ,Scientific and Cultural Publication ,2000
  6. Religion and Society, Sahami Enteshar Inc., 1998
  7. Religion, Wisdom, Knowledge, Tabesh, 1989
  8. Meditating in Verses of the Holy Quran, Ghalam Publication, 2004 | book
  9. A 80-year History for Engineering Faculty of Tehran University, Nashr-e Ney, 2014
  10. We Iranian, Nashr-e Ney, 2015 
  11. Qualitative Methodology in Social Science with emphasis on Grounded Theory Method, Agah Publication, 2016
  12. Mixed Methods Research: merging theory with practice (translated by Maghsoud Farasatkhah to Farsi), Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education Publication, 2016
  13. Monitoring and Evaluation in Higher Education, Samt Publication, 2017
  14. The Contingency of University in Iran, Agah Publication, 2017
  15. Index of Higher Education, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education Publication, 2016
  16. The Quality Assessment of Higher Education in Iran, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education Publication,, 2012
  17. Social History of “Institute for Research and Educational Planning” and “Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education”; Standing in the Passing of Time, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education Publication, 2020
  18. Mind and everything  ;Schemes for living, Karghadan Publication,2019
  19. Humanities and The Problem of Social Impact, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publication,2020
  20. Futures Study of Higher Education , Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education Publication, 2021
  21. A Social History ; from  "Scientific and Educational Research and Planning Institute" to " Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education"; Standing in the passing of time. Tehran: Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2020

  1. Critical Shi’a Studies in Contemporary Iran (A Typological Discussion based on Historical Contextualizing), 2013 | conference-paper
  2. Improving Higher Education Quality through classification The Case of Iranian Universities’ Mathematics Departments M.Farasatkhah, A.Bazargan, K.Parand. 2010 | conference-paper
  3. Investigating the Relation Between ICT and Knowledge Production, The Lessons for Iran Proceedings of Education conference Barcelona, Spain R.Maniee, M. Farasatkhah ,C. Lucas, 2009 | conference-paper
Research Projects

a. Director for the following research projects:
  1. University and Society (Higher Education Institute for Research and Planning, HEIRP)
  2. Identifying and Promoting Gifted Students (HEIRP)
  3. University Development in Iran (HEIRP)
  4. Institutional Development and its Impact on Societal Demands (MPO)
  5. Study of the Impact of On-the-Job Training on the Petrochemical Industry
  6. Learning City and Socialization of Science, Cultural-Artistic Organization – Tehran Municipality
  7. University, Globalization and Socialization, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
  8. Investigating the Impact of Assessment on Planning by University Educational Department, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2007.
  9. Designing an Evaluation System in Universities, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2007
  10. Examining the Transition to Organizational Learning, NPC, 2008.
  11. Examining the Evaluation System in the National Educational System, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2007
  12. Study of Humanities in Iran from the Perspective of the Policy-making System and Evaluation of Higher Education, Research Institute for Cultural and Social Studies, 2008.
  13. Missing Links in the Iranian Higher Education Quality Assurance System, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2009.
  14. Examining the Grading of University Educational Groups, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2009.
  15. Designing a Conceptual and Operational Model for the Relationship Between Higher Education and Industry: A Case Study, 2009-2010.
  16. Organizational Spirituality Plan in MCI, 2013.
  17. A Research Project for Designing a University Planning Model based on Future Studies, 2011.
  18. A Research Project on Faculty Members Involvement Factor in University Planning, 2013-2014. Administrator: Maghsoud Farasatkhah Collabrator: Reza Maniei
  19. The Research Project of the Phenomenological Study of Student Perception of the Quality of Iranian University, Institute of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2014
  20. Future Studies Project of Iran's Higher Education, 2014
b. Scientific Cooperation in Research Projects:
  1. Evaluation of Structures of the High Council for Planning (HEIRP)
  2. Challenges of Tradition and Modernity, (Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, MSRT)
  3. Youth, Identity Crises, and University (MSRT)
  4. Evaluation of Performance of the High Council for Cultural Revolution, HCCR, (HCCR Secretariat)
  5. Study of Family Violence in 28 Provinces (Ministry of Interior)
  6. Comparative Analysis of Cultural Trends After the Revolution (HCCR)
  7. Evaluation of Access to Higher Education (MSRT)

  1. University and Educational Issues: A critique on Conventional Methodological Paradigms, Iranian Curriculum Studies Association, Educational Research Methodology Group, Tarbiat Modares University, 17th May 2014.
  2. "Education" and Creating Citizens: Society's Expectation of Schools, Cheshmandaze Iran Periodical, February 2013, No. 77.
  3. Comparative Study of Higher Education Validation Systems, Conference of Quality Assessment in the Academic System, Mojtaba Zadeh, Abbaspour, Maleki and Farasatkhah, 7th and 8th of May 2014, Sharif University.
  4. What Problems Do Iranian Universities Face?, Sala Journal, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, No.4, October 2012.
  5. Government Gender Policies in Universities: A Critique, Ibn Khaldun Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, 19th November 2012.
  6. Challenges of Human Capital in Iran, Iranian Association for Scientific Development, 24th September 2012.
  7. The Role of the Mind in Professional Ethics, Professional Ethics Conference, Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers, 7th January 2013.
  8. Religious Novelty from the Perspective of Sociology of Knowledge, Ali Shariati and Historical Studies Conference, Research Center for Islamic History, 20th February 2013.
  9. A Reflection on the Succession Planning at Universities in Iran, National Conference of Quality Assessment and Quality Assurance in the Academic System, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Sa'id Ghiyasi, Mohammad Hassan Pardakhtchi, Behrouz Dari and Maghsoud Farasatkhah, 2nd March 2013.
  10. The Basics and Requirements for Applying Evaluation, National Conference of Quality Assessment and Quality Assurance in the Academic System, Allameh Tabataba'i University, 2nd March 2013.
  11. A Sketch of the Future Curriculum Designs Emphasizing the Approach of the Actor-Network Theory, The First National Conference of Fundamental Changes in the Curriculum System of Iran, Ferdowsi University, 18th May 2011.
  12. The Position of Social Sciences in the Higher Education Planning System, Conference on the Status of Social Sciences in Iran and its Future Perspective, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, 21st April 2011.
  13. The Study of the Process of Institutionalization of Internal and External Assessment Structure in Higher Education in Iran; Emphasizing the Social Theory of Structuration, The 5th National Conference of Quality Assessment in Academic System, University of Tehran, 27th April 2011
  14. Text as an Issue, and Part of the Solution, The Regional Conference on Social Thought and Sociology in the Contemporary Middle East, University of Tehran, National Library and Archives of Iran, 28th and 29th May 2011.
  15. Creating a Discursive Learning and Teaching Environment, The National Conference of Innovative Ideas in Research and Education, Alzahra University, 24th and 25th April 2011.
  16. Design and Presentation of a Suitable Structural Model for Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: The NPC Case, Article Summaries (booklet), Petroleum Industry Human Resources Conference, Department of Human Resource Development and Management, Tehran, َAmo Zadeh and Farasatkhah, Pp.4, 15th February 2011.
  17. Religious Knowledge and Culture Evaluation, National Conference of Universities and Cultural Development: Strategies, Islamic Azad University of Arak, 14th February 2011.
  18. Required Institutional Setting for the Effectiveness of Social and Cultural Research, National Conference of Social and Cultural Research in Iranian Society, 25th and 26th December 2010, Iranian Sociological Association, University of Tehran.
  19. Academic Culture and Student Life in Iran, Collection of Lectures, Iranian Society for Ethics in Science and Technology, Pp. 38-51, Tehran, Summer 2010.
  20. Social Fault Lines as a National Threat: How to Deal with Social Harm, Social Harm in Today’s Society, RAHMAN Organization, Tehran, Pp. 71-82, September 2010, No. 3.
  21. A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Petrochemical Companies Readiness for Organizational Learning , Sixth Conference on Human Resources Development ,Tehran, Amo Zad and Farasatkhah, 2nd and 3rd August 2010.
  22. Evaluation of University Educational Groups and the Improvement of Quality, Regional Conference of Quality Improvement Strategies in Higher Education with an Emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Islamic Azad University, Aligoudarz Branch, Khodabakhshi, Me'mariani and Farasatkhah, 26th May 2010.
  23. University and Social Development, National Congress of Universities, Students and Community Needs, Tehran, 19th May 2010, University of Isfahan and Iranian Higher Education Association.
  24. Sociology of Social Science Education in Iran After the Islamic Revolution, Conference of Social Sciences in Iran: Achievements and Challenges, Iranian Sociological Association, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, 19th and 20th May 2010.
  25. Higher Education Classification: An Approach to the Application of Internal Evaluation, Fourth Internal Assessment Conference, University of Tehran Quality Assessment Center, Farasatkhah, Bazargan, 26th April 2010, Pp. 35-56.
  26. Examining the Position of the Higher Education Assessment System in the Development of Entrepreneurship, Conference on the Transformation of Iranian Universities, Towards a Perspectives for Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, in collaboration with UNESCO, Tehran, February/March 2009.
  27. Structural Obstacles and Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts of Quality in Iran's Higher Education, A Historical Review and A "Cognitive Map" Emphasizing on the Case of Iran, International Association of Technology, Education and Development, The International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2009) in Valencia (Spain), on the 9th, 10th and 11th of March, 2009, Farasatkhah and Ghazi, 9th, 10th and 11th March 2009.
  28. Iranian Higher Education and Social Development, Institute for Cultural and Social Studies, Paper Accepted on, 2008/11/01.
  29. A Cultural Study of Iranian Science and Higher Education, Specialized Conference of Cultural Studies, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Faculty of Social Sciences, 8th Dec 2008.
  30. The Effect of Cultural Lag on the Decline of the Humanities in Iran, The First National Conference on Humanities and the Challenge of Employment, University of Tehran, 20th and 21st May 2008.
  31. Iranian University Autonomy and the Challenges, Seminar on Universities: A Twenty-Year Outlook, Union Assembly of Faculty, Members of Universities, Alzahra University, 15th October 2008.
  32. Analyzing the Performance of the Development Plans in Relation to the Quality Assurance of Higher Education up to the Fourth Plan and the Proposal for the Fifth Development Plan Along with the Program Rulings, Seminar on the Analysis of the Science, Research and Technology Section of the Fifth Development Plan, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2nd July 2008.
  33. Challenges of Humanities in Iran, The Pre-Conference Workshop Proceedings on Humanities and Employment Challenges, Institute for Social and Cultural Studies, Tehran, 7th Sep 2007.
  34. The Study of Private and Public Religion, Proceedings of the Scientific Conference of Iranian Sociological Association, Tehran, Autumn 2007.
  35. Measuring the Effectiveness of Training: A Model, Proceedings of the Specialized Conference of the Standards of Education, Iran Management Association, Tehran, Winter 2007.
  36. Challenges of Localizing Science in Iran, Proceedings of the Conference on Local Science and Global Science: Opportunity or Refusal, Iranian Sociological Association Tehran, Republished as a Book, 2007/06/01, Republished as a Book Jointly by the Teacher Training Department and the Iranian Sociological Association in 2010.
  37. Investigating Iranian Temperaments and Morale, Ayeen Magazine, January/March 2008.
  38. Media Ethics, Journal of Ettelaat Hekmat va Marefat, Volume 2, No. 4, June/July 2007.
  39. Islamic Art Traditions, Ketabmah, No. 93 and No. 94 Pp 48 to 57, 2006.
  40. The Internal and External Evaluation of an Unfinished Design, Proceedings of the 3rd Internal Assessment Conference, University of Tehran, Quality Assessment Center, Farasatkhah, Bazargan, 2007/11/01.
  41. The Future of Thought in Iran, Proceedings of the IRAN 1400 (2021) Conference, Institute for Research and Development of the Humanities, Tehran, 2007/12/01.
  42. The role of Scientific Associations in Science Policy, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Union of Faculty Members, Scientific Development to National Development, Alzahra University, May/June 2007.
  43. Sustainable Development of Cognitive Science and Technology Ecosystem; an Overview to the “Human Brain Project” as a Functioning Sample, Basic and Clinical NEUROSCIENCE, 2014 | journal-article
  44. A Conceptual framework for futurity oriented university planning, Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2013 | journal-article
  45. A Study on the Outcomes of Internal Evaluation on the Planning for Quality Improvement in Iranian Universities,  Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2008 | journal-article
  46. A Survey of Interactions between Higher Education and other Systems of Production and Services, Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2010 | journal-article
  47. Analysis of Factors Affecting QA of Educational Administration by Using Shannon’s Entropy Technique, Quarterly Journal of Educational Measurement and Evaluation Studies, 2015 | journal-article
  48. Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems: Dimensions of Similarity and Diversity in the Global Experiences., Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2007 | journal-article
  49. Developing a Model for Faculty Development Approach based on Grounded Theory, Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2014 | journal-article
  50. Effective factors on faculty participation in higher education policy making and university planning, Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education, 2015 | journal-article
  51. Emerging Developments in Culture and Class Space of University and its Impact on Teaching; Reflection on Five Generations of Students and Teachers, Journal of Research in Teaching, 2016 | journal-article
  52. Ethics in Media ,Information for Wisdom and Knowledge, 2007 | journal-article
  53. Studying Iraninan Characteristics ,Aein Magazine, 2007 | journal-article
  54. Studying the Ways for Improving Qualitative and Quantitative Access for Higher Education in Iran , Higher Education Magazine ,2008 | journal-article
  55. Studying the Ways for Increasing Access in Higher Education ,Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education ,2009 | journal-article
  56. The Future View of Iranian Higher Education Quality ,Quarterly journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education ,2009 | journal-article
  57. Three Cognitive Paths to Indigenous Knowledge in Iran: A Comparative Study Emphasizing Conceptual, Structural and Functional Shifts of the Science ,Journal of Iranian Social Studies ,2009 | journal-article
  58. Universities in the Postmodern Era:  A Reflection on the Developmental Horizon ,Negah-e-Nou, No. 101, Spring 2014 ,journal-article
  59. Higher Education Curricula Planning and the Challenges of Interdisciplinary ,The Journal of Higher Education Curriculum Studies Volume 1, No. 1, Spring and Summer ,2012 | journal-article
  60. Analysis of the Impact and the Mechanism of Globalization on/in Higher Education Curriculum Planning ,Curriculum Planning (Journal) Volume 10, No.11, Autumn , 2013| journal-article
  61. The Skills Entrepreneurship Educators Require for Training Entrepreneurs in Universities ,Curriculum Planning (Journal) Volume 10, No.11, Autumn ,2013| journal-article
  62. Social Entrepreneurship Model for Organizing and Supporting Street Children ,Journal of Entrepreneurship Development Volume 3, No. 12, Summer , 2011| journal-article
  63. Analyzing the Relationship Between the Educational System and the Defense System ,Quarterly Journal of Defense Strategy Spring Volume 10, No. 36 ,2012| journal-article
  64. A Profile of the Iranian Behavior ,Iranian Journal of Sociology ,2011| journal-article
  65. The Virtualization of Teaching and Learning Environments, Paradigmatic Developments and Cultural Necessities ,Barge Farhang Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Tehran No. 21 Spring-Summer Pages 86-102 ,2010| journal-article
  66. Analysis of Opportunities and Threats in the Academic Environment: Targeting Strategic Changes in Education ,Journal of research On Issues of Education Summer No. 34 ,2008| journal-article
  67. A Comparative Study of Private Religious and Public Religious Discourses, Journal of Iran Cultural Research ,Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies ,Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2008| journal-article
  68. Analyzing Evaluation Strategies in Iran's Educational System: Introducing a Model for Reform and Upgrading ,Journal of Science & Technology Policy No.2, Summer ,2008| journal-article
  69. Investigating the Role of Scientific Societies in Policy Making and Evaluation of the Iranian Education System in collaboration with Dr. Ghanei Rad ,Rahyaft Journal No. 41 ,2007| journal-article
  70. Social Challenges of the Quality of Higher Education in Iran: A Cognitive Mapping In collaboration with Dr. Abbas Bazargan and Dr. Dr. Caro Deluxe ,Journal of Social Sciences Letter No. 31 December ,2007| journal-article
  71. Factors Affecting Human Capital Flight in Iran ,Ayeen Journal ,2008| journal-article
  72. A Contrastive Analysis of Quality Assurance Systems, Authors from Second to Fourth: Dr. Abbas Bazargan, Dr. Caro Deluxe and Dr. Mohamood Qazi ,Iranian Higher Education Quarterly Journal No. 44 ,2006| journal-article
  73. Islamic Art Tradition ,Ketabmah, No. 93 and No. 94. Pp 48 to 57
  74. Quality Improvement in Virtual Higher Education: a Grounded Theory Approach ,Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE January 2017 ISSN 1302-6488 Volume: 18 Number: 1 Article 8 ,2017| journal-article