Riot police raid Sharif University known as MIT in homeland after student protest
Industrial companies have supported Sharif University and provided research funding for the desired programs and projects. For instance, the Petroleum Engineering department was supported by Oil industries. In the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as Shanghai Ranking), the university ranked between 501 and 600 in the world and first. According to the QS Ranking, Sharif University of Technology has stood in the first place of and maintained its international rank 409th. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, the university ranked 646th in the world.