Iran stands first among Islamic states in terms of registering inventions, a ‘Science-Innovation Atlas of Islamic States’ report released by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) said.
Based on the report presented in the 7th meeting of Islamic ministers of educations in Morocco, Iran ranks first among the 57 Islamic countries in terms of science and research.
Up to 50 percent of Islamic countries’ research papers are produced in Iran and Turkey, it said.
The report said that Tunisia, Malaysia, Turkey and Iran have covered most of their research and development expenses from their Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Tunisia, Jordan, Turkey and Iran are the four Islamic countries which have the highest number of researchers per each 100.000 people.