The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) was founded in 1948 at Imperial College, London. IAESTE is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organization.
IAESTE is currently a worldwide organization with over 80 countries involved. The association operates an exchange program for the benefit of students, academic institutions, industrial and other organizations offering internship. IAESTE Iran, which is a branch of IAESTE at the University of Tehran in Iran, was first established in 1965 by the ministry of science.