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Iran-EU Research Cooperation
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Iran-EU Research Cooperation

Iran and the EU intend to expand cooperation between researchers in Iran, the EU, and with the European Research Council, in the landscape of a 2020 Program. At the third high-level meeting between Iran and the European Union, and at the meeting between the Deputy Minister of Science in International Affairs of Iran and Deputy Director General of the European Commission on Research and Innovation, Iran announced its readiness to attract students from Europe.  

Physician: Bring the dead back to life!
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Physician: Bring the dead back to life!

Recent reports in the media talk of new research findings on death, which show that when the heart stops beating, the brain continues to work; thus, when a person is pronounced dead following a cardiac arrest, they are still able to hear the voices around them and witness their own death so to speak. The research is spearheaded by Iranian-British physician, Dr Sam Parnia.  

Sharif honors its genius student
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Sharif honors its genius student

A ceremony was held on 21 November 2017 in honor of Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian mathematics genius and only woman winner of the Fields Medal, at her former Sharif University of Technology (SUT). The ceremony was attended by the President’s Deputy of Science and Technology, Surena Sattari, SUT governing board members, scholars, elites, and friends and family of the late Mirzakhani.  

Telecom 2017 Opening
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Telecom 2017 Opening

The 18th International Telecommunication and Information Technology Exhibition (Telecom) has opened by Iran's Minister of IT and Communications, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, as Iran's largest telecommunications event with the presence of operators, domestic and foreign companies, manufacturers and business owners in the fields of systems, equipment, and telecommunication services.  

Qualitative growth of science in Iran
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Qualitative growth of science in Iran

Science is growing quantitatively and qualitatively in Iran. This can be summarized in four indices, including the share of science diplomacy (ISI), Iran's share of the world's top 1% articles, the number of its top universities in the world according to the Leiden Ranking System, and the number of international conferences held here.

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German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

UK invests Euros 1.8BN in Iran to fight cancer

2017/10/24

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, has announced the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and the UK’s IGH International Hospitals Group who are a leading, independent healthcare services company.   

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Award winning Iranian short films

2017/12/13

While the international “Cinema Vérité” film festival is running in Tehran, good news is also reaching the capital about the success of Iranian short films in other countries.  

Rouhani: Dialogue will solve Islamic world problems

2017/12/13

In an extraordinary summit of OIC member states in Istanbul, the Iranian President said: “Iran is ready to cooperate with all Islamic countries to defend Al Quds with no preconditions.”  

East (music)

2017/12/13

Artist: Alan Kushan [Where are they now] Album: Par [Feather] Genre: Experimental/Fusion Year: 2009   (Persia Digest) – “East” from the “Par” album is an experimental combination of eastern music, especially from Iran and India, where the dulcimer and tabla feature prominently as the ambassadors of two cultures.

China ready to invest in oil and petrochemicals in Iran

2017/12/13

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, met for talks with Wang Yang Gao, Chief of China’s International Chamber of Commerce yesterday. At the meeting, Yang Gao pointed out the extensive trade ties between Iran and China, and stated: “China needs energy resources and our old friend, Iran, is rich in these resources. This can help expand ties between the two countries.”

Golestan turns down “Cahiers du Cinéma”

2017/12/13

The Iran Film Week will kick off in Paris next week, organized by “Cahiers du Cinéma” editor and film critique Jean-Michel Frodon. A lack of invitation to Masoud Kimiaei, however, prompted Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan to turn down an invitation to the film week.