عنوان مقاله [English]
University is considered as one of centers of higher education and of urban handlers. University site selection is a part of comprehensive planning for higher education institutions in order to improve the spatial - location quality, capacity and facilities for the development of universities and to ensure their site selection based on the objectives and priorities.
Accordingly, this study seeks to deal with the importance of spatial development of higher education in the strategic planning of urban management. This research is applied in terms of purpose and it is descriptive in terms of the methodology. The statistical sample of the study included all students studying in public and Islamic Azad universities among whom a number of 500 people were selected as the research sample. 471 questionnaires were returned to the researcher. Two methods of library and field (24 item questionnaire of Likert spectrum) were used to collect data in this study, is used. Based on existing literature study, components of human resources, political- security conditions, cultural conditions, economic conditions, characteristics of ethnicity, urban infrastructure, technological infrastructure and geographical position was examined as the main components identified in this research. The results from the investigation showed in terms of the sample of the study, the component of political - security conditions is the prime priority and components of urban infrastructure, technological infrastructure and human resources are of next priorities in the importance of spatial development of higher education in the strategic planning of urban management.