In the past years a lot of discussion about the relationship between academia and industry has been. In the tunneling industry cooperation between companies and universities in the country, have been effectively. The Iranian Tunneling Association for development cooperation (national and international) holding "conferences, scientific seminars, workshops and specialized exhibition" has taken great strides toward its mission. The purpose of this interaction, is creative education graduates having knowledge of the principles of academic science, skills and abilities required for entering the tunnel industry jobs. However, graduate students in fields related to the tunneling industry in the groups "Civil, Geology (Engineering), Mining, Geophysics, Surveying, Mechanical, Electrical and ..." For research on tunneling projects in the country, continues to face many challenges. The obstacles reduce the quality and innovation of the thesis (particularly groups M.Sc.) and the reduction of welcoming students presented research projects in the field of tunneling projects in the country, So that stereotyped and repetitive theses is greater than the last time. The publication of the results of scientific theses of students in the database can document the Hazards of tunneling projects, with avoiding failure that occurred in the previous tunneling projects. In this article (while doing a case study) to examine the challenges and the need for more attention to students;#39 theses in the tunneling industry has been. Explored the challenges revealed that the wider activities of scientific societies and part-time cooperation between academia and the industry experts tunnel, two ways of working to improve the quality of students;#39 theses.