The seven-hundred-member faculty at BIHE largely consists of professionals and ex-university professors, who once held teaching positions at government-run universities in Iran, but because of their affiliation with the Bahá’í Faith and the increasing systematic oppression of the Bahá’ís in that country, they later lost their jobs.
This remarkable team of volunteers, in their capacity as professors and instructors, have tirelessly devoted their expertise over the last three decades to the development and implementation of a top notch university curriculum which now consists of 38 degree programs (5 Associate, 18 Undergraduate and 15 graduate).
As the online capabilities of BIHE expands, so too does its Affiliated Global Faculty (AGF), a growing international body of top quality professors who volunteer their time and expertise to the ongoing growth of BIHE.
The AGF comprises of professors holding Ph.D degrees who work and reside in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Indeed, the diversity of the teaching staff is one of the unique and impressive features of this university. The Affiliated Global Faculty was created in response to the emerging needs of BIHE including an increasing number of courses being offered in English, and the desire to achieve internationally accepted educational standards. Currently, the functions of an AGF member could include: