Research Institute for Earth Sciences (RIES), Geological Survey of Iran (GSI), was established as a research and educational center in 1994. The RIES mission is to:
-Evaluate scientific needs of the country in the field of Earth Sciences
-Executing targeted projects
-providing a platform for internal and international scientific collaboration
-Educating M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in various fields of geosciences
The institute is officially linked to Geological Survey of Iran while at the same time follows the regulation and rules of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and thus bridges the gap between Industry, and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The students of RIES receive their educational degree the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
Although the RIES has its independent structure, but benefits laboratories and other facilities of GSI. The Institute is currently running several national and international projects in collaboration with international research centers and universities