The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) is a research center and graduate-level degree-granting institution founded in 1991. IASBS is currently ranked among the best universities in Iran. The IASBS runs master’s and doctoral programs and has seven departments including, Biological, Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. Since 2012, the Institute also established a center for research in Climate Change and Global Warming. It engages in scientific, technical and cultural cooperation with other education institutions and local industry. There are around 700 students enrolled in the master’s and doctoral programs.