Pasteur Institute of Iran (IPI) was founded in Tehran in the 1920s to pave the way for advanced research and to provide innovative programs in basic and applied medical sciences, and production of biopharmaceuticals and diagnostic kits with special emphasis on infectious diseases. Since 1983, Pasteur Institute of Iran offers teaching activities in M.Sc. and Ph.D in different areas of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology. It meets the specialized and scientific health demands of the local community and tries to establish a link between applied research and industry. The institute has 28 departments and 5 branches in different cities of Iran, which are active in different areas of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology. There are about 50 PhD students and 200 M.Sc graduates. It produces 3.5 billion doses of different vaccines.