The Research Deputy at the Ministry of Health and Education has announced the conclusion of over 150 research projects with Germany, and said: “Most of the joint projects to be conducted with the German Ministry of Health are cancer research projects.”
Dr med, Deputy Malekzadeh, added: “The Ministry of Health has conducted many joint research programs with Germany over the years and a number of the 22 scientific research projects reviewed at the Science Day ceremony also belong to the Ministry of Health.”
Over the past eleven months, 230 foreign scientists have traveled to Iran to expand scientific cooperation with this country. Speaking at the Iran-German Science Day at the University of Science and Technology in Tehran, Hossein Salar-Amoli said: “Over the past eleven months, 230 scientists from Germany, Austria, Italy, and China have traveled to Iran for extensive scientific cooperation.”
The 31st Khwarizmi International Award closing ceremony was held on Thursday 25 February 2018 in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani. Researchers of the top ten projects conducted in Iran and five conducted overseas in Australia, China, Germany, France, and Switzerland were acknowledged at the ceremony.
The Scopus Citation Database shows Iran at the top of its international scientific collaboration list for 2017. Mehr News Agency writes that a research program can be carried out by one researcher or a group of researchers as a scientific collaboration in one or more countries. When two or more researchers from different countries work on the same project, this will lead to a scientific collaboration on an international level. This is also called science diplomacy.
Tehran University Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science faculty member becomes permanent member of the World Academy of Sciences. Siamak Yasemi PhD is a Tehran University faculty member and a member of the IR of Iran Academy of Sciences mathematics department. He has been elected as the permanent member of TWAS.
Statistics published by Web of Science for end-December 2017 put Iran in fourth place in the world with 8791 articles on nanoscience. With 40% of nanoscience production, Iran also has the largest share of this science in the Islamic countries. Next in line, following Iran, are Saudi Arabia with 13%, Turkey with 11%, and Malaysia with 9%.
Reza Malekzadeh, Iranian physician and gastroenterologist who is one of the superior scholars of medicine in the world, based on his researches has been able to demonstrate, for the first time in the world, that opium has a role in the incidence of cancer.
The new Schiller album called “Morgenstund” which is fusion music recorded with Iranian musicians was released internationally in March this year. They have now started their tour in which Yalda Abbasi, Iranian woman musician, also plays the dotar.
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.”