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Iran, Brazil Sign Research Cooperation Deal

Officials from Iran and Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding on academic and research cooperation in cognitive sciences. The cooperation agreement was signed between Kamal Kharrazi, secretary of the department on development of cognitive science and technology at the Vice-President’s Office for Science and Technology Affairs, and the representative of CAPES, a foundation within Brazil’s […]

Iran, Turkey Sign Deals in Scientific, Environmental Areas

High-ranking officials from Iran and Turkey inked two agreements in a bid to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in diverse fields, including science and technology as well as environment. The documents were signed during a meeting in Ankara on Thursday attended by visiting Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Turkish Prime Minister Binali […]

Iranian Universities enter Iraq

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country’s educational system all but collapsed. Illiteracy rates have exploded. Universities have turned into sectarian battlegrounds. Systemic violence — including beatings, rape and […]

Iran, Turkey sign 4 Cooperation Pacts

Iran and Turkey have signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to deepen relations between the two countries: between the Iranian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and the Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade; between the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) and the Turkish Central Bank; between the National Library of Iran and the Turkish […]

Education key Battleground as Rouhani’s second term begins

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s parliament opened negotiations on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed second-term Cabinet on Aug. 15. That day, the re-elected moderate president said he had been “under no pressure from any faction, party or group” in picking his 17 […]

Talent Continues to Leave Iran in Droves

By Zahra Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Seven exceptionally talented Iranian math students lost their lives in a bus crash on March 17, 1998. One of them was enrolled at Tehran University, while the others were studying at Sharif University of Technology. […]

Iranian University to Open Branches in Iraq, Lebanon

Iran’s Islamic Azad University (IAU) seeks to boost cooperation with the neighboring countries and allies, a senior official at the 35-year-old organization said, unveiling plans for opening new branches in Iraq and Lebanon. Head of the Founding Council and Board of Trustees of the Islamic Azad University Ali Akbar Velayati said on Tuesday that his […]

Iranian Envoy, Iraqi Minister Discuss Cultural Ties

Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi and the Iraqi Minister of Culture Faryad Rawanduzi held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost relations between the two neighbors in culture and tourism. In the meeting held in Baghdad on Tuesday, the Iraqi minister hailed the relationship between Tehran and Baghdad as deep-rooted and […]

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The Struggle for Iran’s Largest Private University

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Struggle over Iran’s Largest Private University Heats Up On April 23, hours after the conservative daily Kayhan proclaimed that “[Islamic] Azad University is awaiting major restructuring,” four members of the institution’s nine-member board of trustees […]

Iran Features in EU Scholarship Programme

By John Lee. This year’s scholarships in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme have been awarded to students from all six continents, with the top five sending countries being Brazil (79), India (63), Iran (59), Bangladesh (58) and Mexico (49). The EU-funded scholarships are fully integrated study programmes offered by a consortium of at […]

$500m Exports of Knowledge-Based Products in 3 Yrs

Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi said the country has exported more than $500 million worth of knowledge-based products over the past three years. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday on the sidelines of the 5th Laboratory Equipment and Chemicals Exhibition (Iran Lab 2017), Farhadi said over 10,000 products have been […]

Iran Ranks 69th in Human Development Index

By John Lee. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has ranked Iran in 69th place  out of 158 countries in its latest annual Human Development Report (HDR), entitled ‘Human Development for Everyone’. The full report is available here. (Source: UNDP)

Indonesia calls for Closer Scientific Cooperation with Iran

Indonesia’s coordinating economic minister expressed his country’s willingness to boost cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in diverse fields, science, and technology in particular. Speaking at a meeting with Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari in Tehran on Tuesday, Darmin Nasution said his visit to Iran is in line with efforts […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Communications Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Invitation to tender-protection, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Leiter für das Vorhaben Klimaschutzprogramm, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Source: UN) (Picture credit: Amir1140)

Germany Supports Transfer of New Technologies to Iran

A German deputy foreign minister has given an assurance that the government would support the process of transfer of new technologies to Iran through private sector investment. German companies in diverse industrial fields are eager to invest in Iran on the basis of transferring new technologies, and the Berlin government backs this process, State Secretary […]

Iran Launches First Oceangoing Research Vessel

Iran’s first domestically-made oceangoing research vessel was launched in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday. It came into service after a ceremony in Bandar Abbas on Saturday morning attended by Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, managing director of Iran Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization. With a length of 50 meters, a beam of […]

Mashhad Becomes 2017 Capital of Islamic Culture

The holy city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran was officially named the capital of the Islamic culture in 2017 for the Asia region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Mashad was officially awarded the title in a ceremony held in the city on Tuesday, attended by a large number of high-ranking Iranian […]

Obama Administration allows Americans to Train Iranians

By Julian Pecquet for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Barack Obama administration is allowing US experts to train their Iranian counterparts in a final effort to build bonds between the two countries before Donald Trump takes over as president. The Treasury Department unveiled […]

Iran, Russia sign Training MoU

The head of the Iranian Technical and Vocational Training Organization (ITVTO) and the CEO of Worldskills Russian Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to train skilled and semi-skilled workers in technical and vocational fields. Mehr News Agency reports that Iranian Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare Mohammad Amin Sazegarnejad, who also heads […]