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SDG 11:Sustainable Cities and Communities

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11.2 Support of arts and heritage

 

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11.2.1

11.2.1 - Does your university as a body provide public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes of cultural significance?

The culture of the society and civilization of the countries are based on basic assumptions, values ​​as well as art. Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Branch provides the manifestation of Iranian-Islamic culture with the intention of protecting art and its derivatives. It provides students with the understanding of cultural antiquity. To this aim, students are provided with facilities to have visits to various art festivals.

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11.2.2

11.2.2 - Does your university as a body provide public access to libraries including books and publications?

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Branch cooperates with the General Directorate of Libraries of Khorsan Razavi Province in presenting new books to students and academics. It also conducts online reading competitions.

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11.2.3

11.2.3 - Does your university as a body provide public access to museums, exhibition spaces/ galleries and/or works of art and artifacts?

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad has very close relations with institutions such as Astan Quds Razavi, Islamic Development Organization, General Directorate of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Based on these relations cultural and art tours in the form of visits to museums and exhibitions are considered as a common activity for the students. 

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11.2.4

11.2.4 - Does your university as a body provide free public access to open spaces and green spaces?

In its Department of Student and Cultural Affairs, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Branch has an office under the name of Camps and Visits. This office is in charge of tourism and environment. Numerous visits which have had an effective role in the development of students' views are done yearly through this office.

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11.2.5

11.2.5 - Does your university as a body contribute to local arts, in terms of number of annual public performances of university choirs / theatre groups / orchestras etc?

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad provides students with faculties through their scientific and cultural associations to have theatre groups and performances. the performances are open to the public.   

11.2.6

11.2.6 - Does your university as a body deliver projects to record and/or preserve intangible cultural heritage such as local folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge? This can include the
heritage of displaced communities

In order to celebrate the Iranian-Islamic culture, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad has launched Quranic competitions, reading of Shahnameh by Hakim Abolghasem Ferdowsi, celebrating Nowruz days; celebrating of Yalda night, and the eight years of holy defense in war of Iran-Iraq. These activities are meant to disseminate and transmit culture.

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11.3 Expenditure on arts and heritage: 2019

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11.3.1

11.3.1 - University expenditure

In the mentioned days, the cost of the university is at least 400 billion Tomans.

11.3.2

11.3.2 - University expenditure on arts and heritage

5 billion tomans have been spent on festivals, exhibitions, conferences and cultural competitions.

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11.4 Sustainable practices

 

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11.4.1

11.4.1 - Does your university as a body measure and set targets for more sustainable commuting (walking, cycling or other non-motorized transport, vanpools, carpools, shuttlebus or public
transportation, motorcycle, scooter or moped, or electric vehicles)?

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad is a pioneer in promoting the use of public transportation facilities with the slogan of smart transportation and smoke-free city. Thus, shuttle busses are available for student commuting from the different parts of the city to reach the university campus. https://metro.mashhad.ir/portal_content/2321837-mashhad-subway-map.html     04

11.4.2

11.4.2 - Does your university as a body undertake actions to promote the % of more sustainable commuting (e.g. provision of free or subsidised buses or shared transport schemes,
provision of bicycle parking & storage facilities, provision of cycle tracks, a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy, bicycle sharing programme, free or reduced price transit passes, car/van
pool or ride sharing programme, reduced parking fees or preferential parking for carpool or vanpool users, car sharing programme, provision of electric vehicle recharging stations, preferred
parking for fuel-efficient vehicles)?

The Islamic Azad University of Mashhad has provided free commuting by subsided buses for the staff and students and has promoted this shared commuting in order to have a more sustainable commuting. Also, pedestrian plans within the campus enable easy commuting and manageable access to different parts of the university.  Moreover, through the contracts with the municipality public transportation systems are available for the students’ commuting.

11.4.3

11.4.3 - Does your university as a body promote or allow telecommuting or remote working for employees as a matter of policy or standard practice, and/or offer a condensed working week
to reduce employee commuting?

The Islamic Azad University of Mashhad offers a condensed working week and accordingly Thursdays are not working days. 

11.4.4

11.4.4 - Does your university as a body provide affordable housing for employees?

The provision of cheap housing for university staff and professors is one of the concerns of the founders of the Islamic Azad University. Accordingly, about five hundred units with a policy of mass construction is under construction in the Golbahar region. Also, the Housing Cooperative of staff and professors has been able to build about one hundred apartments for the shareholders.

11.4.5

11.4.5 - Does your university as a body provide affordable housing for students?

Affordable marriage, derived from the tradition of the Prophet, is one of the core assumptions of university officials. Having a strategic program, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad is currently providing facilities for cheap housing of the married students in its Golbahar Educational Campus which will be ready for operation next year. Also, university dormitory which is located close to Mashhad campus is currently serving students who apply for housing.

11.4.6

11.4.5 - Does your university as a body provide affordable housing for students?

Citizens can enter the campus of the university without any concerns and restrictions and enjoy the public services of the university such as the canteen, mosque, library, publications center, and the cafeteria.  https://mshdiau.ac.ir/vtour/tours/campus.html?s=pano1408 

11.4.7

11.4.7 - Does your university as a body work with local authorities to address planning issues/development, including ensuring that local residents are able to access affordable housing?

The Engineering Organization of Khorasan Razavi province relies on the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad in the executive and in all other aspects. Recently, based on the elections held in the province, out of 15 members of the board, 6 were elected from among the faculty members of the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad.

 In addition to the Engineering Organization of the province, the Housing and Urban Development Organization of the province, in long-term plans, pays special attention to our academics. Furthermore, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Branch is currently providing technical and engineering services to the government in creating one hundred thousand low-cost apartments so that citizens can enjoy housing security.

11.4.8

11.4.8 - Does your university as a body build new buildings to sustainable standards? (If "yes", are you following a national standard or body, e.g. the world green building council, that
certifies it? Please indicate.)

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad has been committed to green management in the establishment of the building from the beginning of its construction. Obtaining the approval of the engineering system in various branches is also supports the fact. In the current situation, what is important is to have an influential role in global and international competition. Islamic Azad University of Mashhad pays less attention to quantitative development and pays more attention to qualitative development. If in the future the development of the building of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning is considered, it will be helped by the content of sustainable standards.

11.4.9

11.4.9 - Does your university as a body build new buildings to sustainable standards? (If "yes", are you following a national standard or body, e.g. the world green building council, that
certifies it? Please indicate.)

Islamic Azad University of Mashhad Branch is currently considering the improvement of buildings with its value-added production mechanism to make optimal use of available resources to move toward productivity growth University buildings are moving towards intelligence and energy management.

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