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Farhadi: Countries Keen on Forging Scientific Ties

Farhadi: Countries Keen on Forging Scientific TiesFarhadi: Countries Keen on Forging Scientific Ties

Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi said several countries have expressed their willingness to undertake scientific cooperation with Iran.

Speaking in the commemoration ceremony for faculty members of universities and research centers held in Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaei University on Monday, Farhadi said development of scientific diplomacy is one of the objectives of the ministry, Mehr News Agency reported.

“I have explained Iran’s scientific situation after the revolution in research and education fields and announced our country’s readiness for scientific collaboration with other countries,” he said.

“We can carry out joint projects in various fields in conjunction with other countries and they will sign agreements with several Iranian universities in the near future.”

The minister noted that Iran already has scientific cooperation with several countries. “As our relations with other countries are improving, we would not face problems in establishing scientific links,” he said. Explaining Iran’s scientific conditions, Farhadi said the number of science and technology parks has increased from 31 in 2011 to 36 at present.

According to the Scopus Database, the scientific status of Iran has improved from 18 to 16. As per the ISI database, Iran’s academic status has improved from 21 to 18 and Iran’s share of science production in the world has grown by 3%.