The Imam Khomeini Institute for Research and Education has been founded under the supervision of Ayatollah Khamenei and its chancellor is also appointed by him. At present, the presidency of the institute has been transferred to Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi. Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi is a jurist, commentator, philosopher, and expert on fundamental Islamic issues and has produced excellent and important authoring works. The Institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees to students. The various disciplines of the humanities and Islamic sciences are divided into 17 groups: Ethics, Religions, Economics, History, Contemporary Thought, Quran Interpretation and Sciences, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Language, Mysticism, Educational Sciences, Political Science, Theology, Philosophy, Islamic Learnings, and Management.