The university was founded in 1928 and was named the “Institute of communication”. This institute was merged with eight other institutes in 1979 to form a university complex known as K. N. Toosi University of technology.
Khajeh Nasir ad-Din Toosi (1201–1274) was a Persian scientist, of Shi'a Twelver Islamic belief, born in Toos, Khorasan, Iran. He is known as a philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, theologian, physician, and a prolific writer, i.e., he was a polymath.
KNTU is committed to being an internationally recognized university by advancing knowledge through research and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the country and the world.
K. N. Toosi University of Technology is determined to provide its students, faculty and staff with the best possible resources and conditions for learning and research. Thus, it creates a respectful and challenging work environment.