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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 […]

Germany Open for More Trade with Iran

Germany’s vice-chancellor and economy minister expressed Berlin’s readiness to make more commitments in its trade interaction with Tehran in order to assure Iran’s market that German businesses are not only after making profit. German companies are not in Iran just to earn a profit and return home, Sigmar Gabriel, who is in Iran with a […]

Iran, Netherlands to Boost Scientific Cooperation

A meeting was held in the Netherlands on Saturday to explore avenues for the expansion of academic and scientific cooperation with Iran. A delegation from Iran’s presidential bureau for Science and Technology Affairs attended the meeting with a group of Dutch academics, scientists and university students to coordinate efforts in promoting technological cooperation between Tehran […]

Video: Iran hails First Woman Olympic Medallist

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran cheered on Kimia Alizadeh as she became the first Iranian woman ever to win an Olympic medal, with President Hassan Rouhani leading the praise over her taekwondo bronze.

Iran Improves in Global Innovation Index

Iran has improved significantly in the Global Innovation Index (GII), ranking 78th out of 128 countries in 2016, compared to a rank of 106 out of 141 in 2015. The GII aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved […]

Iranian, French Firms sign MoU on Science Cooperation

Dana Energy has announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with CGG Services SA from France, one of the world’s largest geoscience companies, in the EAGE conference and exhibition in Vienna. CGG is a fully integrated geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily […]

Full List of MoUs signed between India and Iran

Full list of memoranda of understanding signed during the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Iran: Title of MoU Description Signatory from Indian side Signatory from Iran side 1. India-Iran Cultural Exchange Programme The objective is to extend the CEP for the period 2016-2019 covering the areas of culture and art; radio, TV, mass […]

Austria ready to Invest in Iran’s Tourism Industry

By John Lee. The Austrian ambassador to Iran, Friedrich Stift (pictured), has said that Austria is ready to invest in the tourism industry of Iran, including the building of a tourism school in Iran. On a visit to the historical city of Seimareh in Ilam province, on Tuesday, he said “Austria is ready to invest […]

Video: Iran International Book Fair

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Hundreds of thousands are expected to visit the Iranian capital, Tehran for its international book fair. It might be a challenge to find some publications, but many locals are excited about the wide […]

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Video: Iran Hosts Robot Football Tournament

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran on Wednesday hosted the 11th edition of RoboCup, an annual event which draws international participants competing in football tournaments played by robots, and that is seen by many as a test laboratory for […]