The latest news and views about universities in Iran and other parts of the world
Sharif University: All students arrested during a campus protest freed
Tehran-based Sharif University of technology has announced that all students of the university that were arrested during a protest several days ago have been released.
Academic Year for universities officially begins in Iran
The Academic New Year for universities in Iran has officially kicked off nationwide.
Iran university officials: No student to remain in custody in 3 days, almost all freed
Iranian university officials say almost all the students who were arrested for joining violent protests on campus in the past two weeks have been released, and no student will remain in custody in three days.
Iran new academic year kicks off amid Covid-related concerns
The new academic year has officially started in Iran, almost two years into the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic that saw the rapid growth of online education.
Afghans to get scholarship and special residency in Iran
Iran says it is granting scholarships and special residency to top Afghan students and academics.
Iran Says Ready to Provide Lab Equipment for Afghan Universities
Iranian Vice-President Sorena Sattari says the country is prepared to provide laboratory equipment for the universities of Afghanistan.
Iranian Women Shining in Higher Education Sector: Minister
Iran’s minister of science, research and technology says Iranian women have had a brilliant performance in the higher education domain.
Coronavirus in Iran: Schools Shut Down as Death Toll Hits 8
Iran has ordered the closure of all schools, universities and cultural centres of several vulnerable provinces for 10 days in order to contain the spread of coronavirus that has killed eight people and infected 35 others so far.
Canada, Iran to Grant Scholarships in Memory of Ukrainian Flight Victims
The University of Waterloo in Canada’s Ontario and Iran’s Sharif University of Technology are planning to establish scholarship funds in memory of some of the elite passengers of the Ukrainian plane which was downed in Tehran last month.
Tehran University to Host Int’l Nanotechnology Conference
The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will be held on March 14, 2020 at the University of Tehran.
Iranian University Holds Conference on Coronavirus
A scientific meeting entitled Coronavirus was recently held at Tehran’s Tarbiat Modarres University.
Iranian University Launches PhD Program on Satellite Studies
Chairman of Iran's Science and Technology University Jabbar Ali Zakeri says the university will take in PhD students in satellite engineering studies in the new academic year.
Iranian, Int’l Universities Working on 450 Joint Projects
Iran's Minister of Science, Research, and Technology says 450 joint projects are being carried out between Iranian and foreign universities from across the world.
Iranian Students Win Title in US Aeronautics Competitions
A team of students from Iran’s Sharif University of Technology has come first in the aircraft design section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Competitions in the US.
Bus Crash in Iranian University Leaves Several Dead
A bus carrying students has rolled out of the road at an Iranian university in northwest Tehran on Tuesday, leaving at least seven dead and over 20 injured.
Farshchian University Opened to Protect, Globalize Islamic-Iranian Arts
A new university, named after legendary master of Persian painting and miniature Mahmoud Farshchian, has been opened in Iran with the main goal of protecting and globalizing traditional Islamic-Iranian arts.
Iran, Japan Discuss Resolution of Environmental Woes
Iranian Minister of Science Mansour Gholami has held talks with Japanese officials in Tokyo on ways to resolve environmental problems, particularly dust pollution and flooding.
All High School Students in Underdeveloped Region Admitted to University
The students of an underprivileged region in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province have all been admitted to public universities in medical sciences.
Iran Eager to Establish Science, Technology Park in Syria
Iran’s science minister says the country’s scientific community is willing to develop technology parks in Syria, as they could play a big role in boosting scientific productions of the Arab country and restoring Syria’s status in the global scientific community.
Three Afghan Refugees Rank First in Iran’s University Entrance Exam
Three refugees from Afghanistan, including a woman, have attained top ranks in Iran’s highly-competitive nationwide university entrance exam for Master’s degree.
Iranian Universities Ready to Admit Students Studying Abroad
Although the US move to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal may have no impact on the educational status of Iranian students studying abroad, universities in Iran are completely ready to admit them if they decide to return, said Iran’s Deputy Minister for Science, Research and Technology.
Iranian, French Universities Sign Scientific Cooperation Deal
Iran’s prestigious Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and renowned Paris Descartes University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost mutual scientific collaboration and academic exchanges.
Iranian, American Universities Sign MoU on Earthquake Studies
Dean of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad says the Iranian university has started collaboration with the University of South Florida on earthquake studies.
Iranian University to Open Branches in Syria on Assad’s Order
Iran’s Islamic Azad University is to establish branches is several countries, including Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
800 Iranian Elites Return Home: Official
An official with Iran's National Elites Foundation says at least 800 Iranian elites graduated from universities abroad have returned to their country.
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