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Iran to Launch Energy Technology Center

The Scientific and Technology Department of Iranian Presidential Office will launch an energy technology center for the first time in the country. Kambiz Mehdizadeh, secretary of the energy technological development of the Scientific and Technology Department of the Presidential Office, said the center will be inaugurated with support from the private sector to serve as […]


UK-based Iranian Kurd wins prestigious Fields Medal

A UK-based Iranian Kurd from is among the four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal, often thought of as the Nobel prize for mathematics. Caucher Birkar (pictured), a Cambridge University professor, was awarded the prize on Wednesday during a ceremony at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Caucher Birkar’s dedication […]

UNESCO adds Iranian Sites to World Heritage List

UNESCO has added eight Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List. The sites situated in three geographical parts in the southeast of Fars Province: Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan. These fortified structures, palaces, and city plans date back to the earliest and latest times of the Sassanian Empire, which stretched across the region from 224 […]

Rouhani Reaffirms Support for Knowledge-Based Companies

After opening a specialized pharmaceutical plant in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assured the private sector of his administration’s support for knowledge-based projects and research activities contributing to national production. “The administration will seriously support the whole private sectors in the field of production, particularly those doing knowledge-based activities and the activities on the basis […]

Iran considers 3 New Gas Research Institutes

A senior Iranian gas official says the country is planning to launch three specialized gas-research institutes in cooperation with leading universities and study centers. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to launch the Gas Processing Institute of the Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Hamid Reza Araghi, the managing director of National Iranian Gas […]

Air Pollution Keeps Tehran Schools Closed

Schools were closed for the second day in Tehran on Tuesday as severe air pollution has reached alarming levels. Online data show that the air quality index has surpassed critical levels in some neighborhoods of Tehran, while the air quality has been declared “unhealthy for all groups” in almost the entire city. Officials shut the […]

IIES to host Specialized Course with WUT

Iran’s Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES) is planning to host a specialized course with Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) on oil and gas topics. The course “Conservation and revitalization of the environment in oil fields” will discuss topics like introduction of the EU’s environmental regulations in the oil industry, how to revitalize land and […]

Conservatives step up Scrutiny on University Students

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 conservatives step up scrutiny on university students On Jan. 14, Islamic Azad University (IAU) approved new rules that are set to increase state control over its many campuses. The move will also consolidate […]

Air Pollution Shuts Schools in Southwestern Iran

Kindergartens and schools in 15 cities of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan will be closed down on Saturday because of heavy dust pollution. The Crisis Management Department of Khuzestan Province, in a statement, announced that kindergartens, as well as primary, secondary and high schools in 15 cities of the province would remain closed on Saturday […]

Workshop to Review HSE Trends in Oil Industry

Tehran is hosting a French-Iranian workshop on health, safety and environment in oil industry by late January where the latest trends in the field will be presented to senior oil and energy executives in Iran’s oil industry. Director General of HSE and Passive Defense Directorate of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum Bagher Mortazavi said the […]

Austrians Interested in Joint University Activities with the Iran Oil Industry

Austrian companies are keen on joining academic activities in Iran’s oil industry, a visiting delegation from Vienna said. The willingness was signaled at the 4th Iran-Austria joint energy committee held in the central city of Isfahan where the Austrian delegation voiced their country’s keenness to join university activities in oil and gas industry of Iran. […]

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 […]