Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:49

Iranian universities

Higher education in Iran means higher jobless rate

Iran’s Minister of Science and Technology says the unemployment rate among university graduates is higher than the general unemployment average, and that is why the country’s academic elite go abroad for work. » read more

Professors write in defence of embattled Science Minister

More than 900 professors at Iranian universities have issued a statement expressing their support for Science and Technology Minister Reza Faraji-Dana.

The Etemad daily reports that in a letter to Ali Larijani, the head of Parliament, the professors express dismay regarding the actions that a number of MPs have taken against the minister of science. » read more

Morality police clashes with campus security

A student at the Applied Arts University has been arrested by Iran’s morality patrol, referred to as an Ershad Patrol. » read more

Study of Political Science to change with new text books

Political Science in Iranian universities has been overhauled with the addition of 91 new texts. The Tasnim news agency reports that the new Political Science curriculum will be implemented starting this September. » read more

Iran welcomes academic delegation from Kuwait

A high-ranking academic delegation headed by Abdollatif Albadr has arrived in Tehran. » read more

Iran’s medical schools to limit female enrollment

Medical schools in Iran will restrict admission to women in the coming academic year, the Shargh daily reports. » read more

Students use day to call for release of opposition leaders

Iran's Student Day was marked in Tehran by students chanting slogans in support of the release of political prisoners. » read more

Students demonstrate in support of Science Ministry

A group of Qazvin University students staged a peaceful sit-in in support of the Ministry of Science. » read more

Universities face “crisis” over inability to pay bills

A Ministry of Science official reports that universities are no longer able to pay their utility bills and are facing a “serious crisis” in this regard. » read more

Expelled students allowed to return to studies

Jafar Tofighi, the interim head of Iran’s Ministry Science, has announced that a review of the cases of a number of suspended or expelled university students has resulted in their return to their studies. » read more