Given the rich cultural background of Hamedan, the faculty of humanities was the first independent faculty founded in 1385. Currently, it offers 37 subjects from associate’s degree to doctorate and has more than 5000 students. 61 full-time instructors, 9 part-time instructors, and 159 visiting lecturers are working in the faculty. The faculty has an administrative staff of 18.
The first president of the faculty was Dr. Mohammad Rahmani, from the department of geography, who held the post until 1387. The next president of the faculty until 1388 was Dr. Jalal Rahimi from the department of education. Subsequently, Dr. Ali Taheri, from the department of Arabic language and literature, became the president and held the post until 1389. After him, Dr. Alireza Rezaei, from the department of political science, became president until 1392 when he became the chancellor of the University. Since then, Dr. Ali Gholami has been the president of the faculty.
With the aim of improving the quality of education fulfilling the perspectives of the University, the faculty seeks the following objectives:
1) Nurturing talents in a scientific manner to provide the necessary human resources on a provincial and national level
2) Providing research facilities for exploring human and social phenomena to corroborate research in humanities and cooperate with other institutions in finding applied solutions to national development problems
3) Augmentation and distribution of facilities for research in humanities in the society
4) Improvement of postgraduate studies and establishing new subjects of study with regard to the needs of higher education in the province
1) Education of students according to the national curricula and with regard to the educational and research policies of the University
2) Conducting conceptual and applied research in humanities according to the needs of the society
3) Holding scientific conferences on local, national, and international levels
4) Composing and translating books and publishing journals in different areas of humanities
5) Consideration of needs for personnel, facilities, and office supplies and fulfilling the annual needs of the faculty
6) Addressing the students’ problems and giving necessary consultations
7) Inspection of the performance of the heads of departments
8) Preparation of reports and statistics for University officials
9) Offering educational and research services to provincial institutions and organizations according to the policies of the University