The present article aims at presenting a model for explaining the islamic university in the view of the supreme leader of the islamic revolution.
Due to the inadequacy of the presented models in the literature for explaining the islamic university and obtaining data tailored to the field of study, the qualitative method of grounded theory was used. This theory explains a process, an action, or an interaction on a large scale. This is an inductive and explorative method that allows researchers in various fields to develop their own theory by comparing analysis of observations, rather than relying on existing theories. The date gathered through the text of the statement by the Supreme Leader of the islamic revolution ina meetingwith university students and professors available on his site.
By categorizing the concepts, sub-categories and the dicovery of the core category, using the open, axial and selective codification, the islamic university's forming categories and the relations between them emerged in the form of a paradigmatic model that included the causal conditions (9 categories), and the consequences (4 categories), contextual conditions(4 categories), the core category (combining science and virtue), the strategy (9 categories), the environmental conditions (4 categories).
In this model, the attentionfocus of the Supreme Leader (main Category) is the main phenomenon: combining science and virtue in the university.