Abstract: University and its collection as a non-profit organization have special mission and goals and like all other organizations for maximum utilization of their limited and resources and to reach their goals, they need to evaluate their performance. Considering the extreme importance of universities in growth and development of countries, evaluation of the performance of educational groups in universities has high importance. Therefore, correct evaluation of their efficiency and identification of weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and threats can be appropriate strategy for appropriate planning, optimal resource allocation and achieving strategic goals. Therefore, this study was performed with the purpose of evaluating the performance of educational groups of the Farhangian University, Guilan Province. This research was applied in purpose and method of data collection was documental. Statistical population of this research constituted of all educational groups at the Farhangian University, Guilan Province. With the use of data envelopment analysis sampling, 7 groups were included in the study. Data collection was performed using real information from the research center of the Farhangian University, Guilan Province. The results of the research showed that the «physics» educational group had highest priority in performance and efficiency (by both DEA and AHP Methods).
Zohreh Esmaeili and Seyedeh Ashraf Rezaeian, 2016. Evaluation of the Performance of Educational Groups of Farhangian University, Province of Guilan, Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Prioritization Based on the AHP Model. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 116-120.