Monday, October 20, 2008

Dar al Fonun مدرسه دارالفنون

The Dar al-Fonun (Abode of Arts) was founded in 1851 in Tehran, Iran, by Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, one of the chief reform-minded ministers of the long-ruling Qajar dynasty king Naser al-Din Shah.

As elsewhere in the Middle East, the establishment of the school was stimulated by the desire to import European science and technology, especially military technology, and to train army officers and civil servants. Dar al-Fonun's teachers were usually Europeans. Its first cadre included seven Austrians who were hired to give military training in the cavalry, infantry, and artillery divisions, and courses in engineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and mineralogy, as well as foreign languages. The first efforts at translation of Western books into Persian as well as the publication of the first Persian textbooks is also associated with the Dar alFonun. The students of the Dar al-Fonun were usually sons of the aristocracy, some of whom, upon graduation, were sent to Europe to pursue further education, and who came to assume important positions later in their careers.

دارُالفُنون نام مدرسه‌ای است که به ابتکار امیرکبیر در زمان ناصرالدین‌شاه برای آموزش علوم و فنون جدید در تهران تأسیس شد. در دارالفنون استادان هر چندوقت یک بار به فرنگ می‌‌رفتند تا علوم جدید را فرا گیرند. می‌شود گفت که دارالفنون نخستین دانشگاه تاریخ ایران پس از اسلام می‌‌باشد چه که تا دیرزمانی همه دانشگاه‌های خارجی را در نوشته‌های ایرانی دارالفنون می‌‌خواندند

اینجا دارالفنون هست و امیدوارم که از عکسهای این مدرسه قدیمی دارالفنون خوشتون اومده باشه

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