AUO was founded in 2004 as part of Islamic Azad Universitys mission of international cooperation and the creation of a global community of educational and cultural exchange, and is one of the first higher education initiatives in Europe by a large private university in Iran. The parent Islamic Azad University has over one million students and more than 30,000 members of staff. A number of its lecturers have been granted tuition scholarships to strengthen their qualifications by working for the PhD degree in AUO and its partner universities in the UK. AUO is a piece of the worlds biggest college as far as understudies selected. AUO Oxford began operations in July 2004 as the principal grounds of Azad University in Europe. AUO is situated in Farmoor, five miles west of the focal point of Oxford. AUO offers justify based grants, and scholarly projects at undergrad, Masters, and pre-Masters, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels and short courses. Azad University Oxford programmes offer both students and professionals the opportunity to access the best of UK higher education and to pursue pathways with direct links to degree courses with a wide range of recognized UK universities.