University Goals

University of Mazandaran strives to fulfill the following goals:

Goal 1: Increase student learning: (UMZ will ensure through high-quality programs that graduates are well prepared for successful careers, meaningful work in a global society, and engaged citizenship).

Goal 2:   Develop an engaged, diverse, high-quality student population:  (UMZ will attract, retain, and graduate an engaged and success-oriented student population).

Goal 3:   Assure high-quality, diverse, engaged faculty and staff: (UMZ will attract, retain, and support an engaged and highly-trained workforce).

Goal 4:   Enhance institutional effectiveness: (UMZ will improve and communicate effectively its financial, physical, and resource capacities, demonstrating efficiencies in programs and services).

Goal 5: Improve the quality of life for all constituents: (Improving its image and impact, UMZ will increase and enhance outreach, service, and partnership initiatives, in the region and beyond).

Purposes of General Education

  • General education is the foundation that supports success at UMZ and prepares the student for professional careers and lifelong learning and service. Development of breadth and depth of knowledge, thinking and communication skills, and diverse approaches to understanding will promote a useful, happy, and productive life. The General Education Curriculum provided by UMZ encompasses the following:
  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Developing sound analytical and reasoning skills and the ability to use them to think critically, solve problems, analyze logically and quantitatively, and effectively respond to change
  • Communication – Developing skills to communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Quantitative Skills – Enhancing abilities for symbolic and numeric reasoning and the ability to use and understand statistical and other quantitative techniques to interpret data
  • Inquiry and Technology – Building the skills for the search, discovery, evaluation, and application of information, including an understanding of the nature and limits of appropriate technologies
  • Self – Developing a fundamental understanding of the intricate nature of humans and the knowledge, interests, and skills to promote well-being and health
  • Social Institutions – Understanding the major institutions of society and the contemporary world, including families, work, voluntary associations, and government
  • Cultural Awareness – Developing an understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures that form the global community
  • Perspectives – Gaining a knowledge and appreciation of human endeavors in all aspects of life-including artistic, scientific, historic, economic, psychological, and social
  • Cross-disciplinary Appreciation – Developing an understanding of the concepts of various disciplines and their interdependence
  • Values – Facilitating the search for moral, social, and ethical values and their roles in making decisions and assuming personal responsibilities.