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Iran to Open World’s Largest Bookstore

By John Lee. Sputnik reports that the world’s largest bookstore is to open in Tehran within two months. The 45,000 sqm store is set to eclipse the current largest store, located in New York, which covers an area of 14,000 sqm. It will also provide parking for up to 5,000 cars, and an open auditorium for children which […]

Iranian University to Offer Services to Southern Iraq

By John Lee. Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology has plans to offer educational services in Southern Iraq. Amir Golroo, assistant professor at the university’s Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, told Trend that a separate office for Amirkabir University is being built on campus at of one of Iraqi universities: “We are especially focusing on […]

Iran, Norway Research Centers to ink Cooperation MoU

Representatives from a Norwegian oil services company, Aker Solutions ASA, will sign a memorandum of understating with Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) to cooperate in petroleum research. Following a visit to RIPI, a Norwegian delegation of Aker Solutions’ executives discussed future cooperation with RIPI’s chief Hamid Reza Katouzian. During the meeting, the two […]

Iran Moves Up in Human Development Index (HDI)

According to the 2015 Human Development Report (HDR), The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2014 is currently 0.766. This places Iran in the “high human development” category. Its rank is 69th out of 188 countries and territories. Iran’s HDI value for 2013 was 0.749 positioning the country at 75 out […]

UNDP Advertises for Intern in Tehran

By John Lee. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advertised the position of Intern for “Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project”, offered by the Department of Environment, Tehran. Interested candidates should send their covering letter and resume – as a scanned attachment – to the mentioned email address or fax number in the TOR within the fixed application deadline. […]

NIOC, Barcelona University Ink Exploration Deal

By John Lee. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says it has signed a deal with the Spanish University of Barcelona to conduct geological and geophysical studies for discovery of hydrocarbons in Iran. Hormoz Qalavand, the director for exploration affairs of the NIOC, said the studies will be focused on southern regions of Zagros sedimentary […]

Shahr-e-Rey Power Plant to be Modernised

During a visit this week to Shahr-e-Rey, south of Tehran, President Rouhani said that 4,320bn rials ($140 million) has been allocated for 12 major projects in agriculture, industry, water and waste water, sports, and the environment, all to be completed withing the next two years. While opening the 7th Tehran water treatment plant (WTP), Dr […]

Iranian, German Universities Cooperate on Energy Tech

By John Lee. A scientific delegation from the German state of Baden-Württemberg has agreed to cooperate with Iran’s Petroleum University of Technology (PUT) on joint research projects relating to energy technologies. The group visited PUT this week to discuss avenues for joint research. (Source: Shana)

Iranian NGOs win UN Equator Prize

Exciting news from the wetlands initiative in Iran: the Umbrella Group of Naghadeh NGOs is to receive one of the 21 awards of the coveted United Nations’ Equator Prize. The award will be conferred on 7 December at the COP21 event in Paris. This is the first time an organization from Iran receives this prestigious […]

Isfahan, Salzburg sign MoU

A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in tourism, industry, arts, water, technology and student exchange has been signed between the Governor of Isfahan Province Rasoul Zargarpour, and the Governor of the Austrian city of Salzburg, Wilfried Haslauer. “The MoU provides a good basis for increasing collaboration between Isfahan and Salzburg,” said Haslauer, adding that fostering […]

European Unis Link with Iran Energy Research

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) and DBUII consortium of universities will discuss prospects of research cooperation on the sidelines of the Second International Conference on Technological Opportunities (ICTO) in Oil and Gas Industry which opens in Tehran this week. DBUII, comprising TU-Delft University of Technology in Netherlands, Bergen University in Norway, Ultrecht University […]

Beyond Glass Ceiling, Iranian Women Face Iron Fence

By Farahmand Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Beyond glass ceiling, Iranian women face iron fence Iranian authorities have moved to introduce gender quotas that shut out women in its exams for those seeking government and public sector jobs. Coupled with reports […]