Head of the Iran’s Islamic Azad University removed from his post

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / Trend, N. Umid, S. Isayev

The head of the Iran's Islamic Azad University, Farhad Daneshjoo has been removed from his position by the board of trustees of the university, Entekhab news portal reported.

According to the report, the board members have appointed Hamid Mirzadeh as acting president of the university.

Mirzadeh who has a Ph.D. degree from University of New South Wales was deputy Prime Minister during Mir-Hossein Mousavi`s administration till 1989.

Four years later, he was appointed as Head of Management and Planning Organization by the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Program "Iran 1400", the "oil economy" and the "poverty" are part of his important measures as head of the Organization.

Islamic Azad University is a private chain of universities based in Iran which has been established by ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1982.

The university currently has an enrollment of 1.5 million students and over 400 branches across the country and also in other countries.

It should be noted that Farhad Daneshjoo was one of Iran's ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s close allies and his brother Kamran Daneshjoo served as Minister of Science, Research and Technology during Ahmadinejad`s time as president.

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