The Institute of Social Studies and Research was founded in 1959 aiming to have a look into social issues pertaining to Iran and to train specialist researchers in Urban, Rural, Nomadic, Comparative, Political, Social Psychology, Anthropology and Demography fields.
The Institute also performs research projects, holds conferences & seminars, publishes books and journals and sponsors graduate students’ thesis projects. The Institute has a number of academic research collaborations with over 10 ministries as well as with organizations and is ready to cooperate with other organizations in social research areas.
The Institute brings out a variety of books and journals one of which enjoys the rank of academic-research titled: Social Studies and Research in Iran. Research articles are welcomed to be published: jisr.ut.ac.ir