Throughout centuries Iran has been home to many great scholars. You may have heard the name of influential figures such as Abu-Rayhan Biruni (aka Al-Biruni). The Iranian Mathematician and Astrologer who calculated the earth’s radius with high precision, and invented a density-meter to measure the density of different matters.
Increasing numbers of international enrolments in an educational field is a sign of a country’s development, especially in its medical sciences; the number of medical students in Iran has increased by fourfold between the years 2013 to 2016.
According to Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), the analysis of ESI factors regarding the most influential universities and research institutes around the world revealed that 24 Iranian universities and institutes rank among the top 1 percent academic institutes of the world.
An article in the Daily Mail reports that water levels in the Caspian have dropped a total of 1.5 meters (5 feet) since 1996. The current sea level is only about 1 meter (3 feet) above the historic 1970's low.
In the Iranian calendar, today the equivalent of 23 August, is Avicenna’s birthday and has been named as Doctors’ Day. Avicenna was a great physician, mathematician, scholar, and philosopher who has written important books on medicine, such as ‘The Canon of Medicine’
According to Mehr News Agency, the medical dictionary of 1000 words was published in Tajikistan by the Academy of Persian Language and Literature, in association with Avicenna International Hospital in the four languages of Russian, Tajik, English, and Persian on 18 August which is Doctors’ Day in Tajikistan.
According to Mehr News Agency, in the first ceremony for ‘Women in Science’ held on 19 August at the National Library with the presence of the Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Mohammad Farhadi, 16 women researchers in the fields of basic sciences, medicine, engineering, agriculture, humanities, and the arts were given their awards. These include:
ShanghaiRanking 2017 has released world university rankings for the 15th consecutive year. As in every other year, Harvard takes first place on the list, followed by Stanford, and Cambridge in second and third places.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
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.
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.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
Irina Slav writes in Oil Price that Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh will attend the September meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of OPEC and Russia and will probably press his OPEC partners to preserve original member production quotas, S&P Global Platts reports, quoting an Iranian oil ministry official.
David Andelman writes in CNN don't count on sanctions to drive Iran to Donald Trump's bargaining table. Bill Clinton tried that gambit 20 years go. It led to a decade of grief and misery for the Iranian people and set the world even closer to a nuclear-armed Iran.
Dennis Ross writes in Foreign Policy that even in its afterlife, the Iran nuclear deal continues to polarize. Those who supported the agreement proclaim loudly that Iran will never negotiate any adjustment to it, while its opponents argue U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it will produce a better deal.