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Department of Regional Studies

Department of Regional Studies is currently offering educational and research services to students at Master's (MSc) level. The Department is, in fact, training specialised graduates in the area of regional studies, with a focus on the Central Asian and the Caucasus Region. Thanks to the high quality of education in the Department, its graduates enjoy a high employability rate.

To date, there are 3 faculty members teaching and researching in the Department. The faculty members are offering the latest advances in such areas as regional / area studies. There are two Master's Degree Programmes offered in this department, which are specified below.


Degree Programmes

There are two Master's programmes offered in Department of Regional Studies: (1) Master's Degree Programme in Regional Studies (Central Asia and the Caucasus), and (2) the Dual Master's Degree Programme in Regional Studies (the Eurasia). The programmes are briefly introduced below.

The Master’s Degree Programme (MSc) in Regional Studies

  • Regional Studies (Central Asia and the Caucasus): The Master's degree programme in Regional Studies (Central Asia and the Caucasus) is held completely in English and all the applicants, both Iranian students who have taken the Iranian University Entrance Exam (Konkur) and the non-Iranian students, have to pass an oral exam or interview to prove their English proficiency before admissions. The programme takes three taught semesters and a fourth semester dedicated to completing, submitting, and defending a Master's thesis.

The Dual Master’s Degree Programme (MSc) in Regional Studies

  • Regional Studies (Eurasia): The Dual Master's degree programme in Regional Studies (Eurasia) is a degree-based programme where students spend two semesters (the first and fourth semesters) in their own universities and the other two semesters will be spent in the Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU). In the end of this programme, students receive two degrees from the two universities, hence the title Dual degree programme. As an international programme, this programme is also held completely in English and all the applicants have to pass an oral exam or interview to prove their English proficiency before admissions. The programme takes three taught semesters and a fourth semester dedicated to completing, submitting, and defending a Master's thesis.

Faculty Members

To date, 3 faculty members are employed and collaborating with the Department in providing educational and research services to the students and researchers. The faculty members of the Department are briefly introduced below. The names are sorted alphabetically.
For more detailed information about the faculty members, you can refer to ATU's SIMAP Portal.




Dr Maryam Shafaghi Dr Maryam Shafaghi
PhD in Russian Language from the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (2008-2011)
Faculty Member
Email Address: shafaghi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 88879326
Research Interests: Russian language and literature, Norms of verbal behaviour, Literary criticism, Cultural studies
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Dr Saeed Sokoohi Dr Saeed Shokoohi
PhD in International Relations from Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran
Faculty Member
Email Address: shokoohi@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 88770018 (ext. 323)
Research Interests: International Relations theories, Foreign Policy of Iran, Middle East & Central Asia Security Issues, Cyberpolitics, Social Media
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Dr Mandana Tishehyar Dr Mandana Tishehyar
PhD in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Faculty Member
Email Address: tishehyar@atu.ac.ir
Contact No.:+9821 44737636
Research Interests: Geopolitics, Iran-Eurasia relations, International political economy, Economics and energy in the Eurasian Region
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