Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) – Leiden University, has released its list of 963 universities with the best scientific performance in the world for 2019. Iran has 26 scientific universities in this ranking.
The President of Tehran University of Medical Sciences has announced that the university will open a branch in Iraq, saying: “Discussions have been carried out with Iraq and a branch of the university will soon open there.”
Four anti-cancer and diabetes drugs produced by Iranian researchers have been launched at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Vice President for Science and Technology, Health Minister, and Alborz Province Governor.
The Times Higher Education University Global Rankings has for the first time based its rankings on the impact universities have. The names of 12 Iranian universities can be seen among the world’s top 450.
Students of Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Tehran have ranked third at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) after eighteen years, putting behind powerful adversaries such as Princeton, Harvard, Oxford, and Saint Petersburg State University to take the bronze medal.
The Managing Director of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education’s (MOHME) Department of Medical Equipment pointed out that Iran manufactures more than 30 percent of its own medical equipment for the domestic market, adding: “Over 110 types of medical equipment are also exported to 55 countries.”
The Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran (ICT) has reported that the “Payam” satellite did not get into orbit. Mohammad-Javad Azari-Jahromi tweeted: “We made our way to Imam Khomeini Spaceport in the early morning, accompanied by former ICT ministers of the 8th to 12th governments. The launch vehicle completed the first two stages successfully, but did not gather enough speed in the third stage to get “Payam” into orbit.”
Negar is an 11-year old girl from Kerman, eastern Iran, who has written a letter to former Iranian-American Director of Solar System Exploration at NASA's JPL, Professor Firouz Naderi. In the letter, she writes about her hopes of becoming an astronaut.
A Russian affairs analyst in Iran believes: “The main addressees of Putin’s recent speech were Europe and the US. But, Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise and, essentially, it is not in a position to help Iran.”
The Trump administration has been on high alert in response to what military and intelligence officials have deemed specific and credible threats from Iran against U.S. personnel in the Middle East, according to The Washington Post
Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said his country won't negotiate with President Donald Trump unless the US shows Tehran "respect" by honoring its commitments under the disputed nuclear deal, reports CNN.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says Iran is prepared to support the nuclear deal exactly in the same way that France and its European allies have supported and implemented the agreement during the past year, reports Mehr News.
Now that Eurovision fans have flown home, there is nothing left to distract from the question of Iran and the spectre of a possible armed confrontation between Tehran, Israel’s biggest foe, and Washington, its closest ally, writes Bel Trew in the Independent.