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Mohammad Hassan Ganji
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Born (1912-06-11)11 June 1912
Birjand, Iran
Died 19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 100)
Tehran, Iran
Resting place Ganji Park
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Tarbiat Moallem University
Victoria University of Manchester
Clark University
Awards 2001 IMO Prize
Scientific career
Fields Meteorology
Institutions University of Tehran
Doctoral advisor Samuel Van Valkenburg
Other academic advisors Herbert John Fleure

Mohammad Hassan Ganji Ph.D (Persian: محمدحسن گنجی), (June 11, 1912 – July 19, 2012) was an Iranian meteorologist and academic. He was born in Iran city of Birjand South Khorasan Province.


He completed his studies in Tehran and continued to study geography in England and the United States. He next began to teach at the University of Tehran and was the first who began to teach modern geography at universities. Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and ran the organization for several years. . He is considered to be the father of modern geography in Iran.


Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and served as the head of Iran's Department General of Meteorology from 1956 to 1968.


He has written over 130 articles in Persian and English and has trained many scholars and masters of geography over the years.


  • Winner of the IMO Prize 2001 Professor M.H. Ganji (Iran)

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