Iranian, European professors to co-op on 141 projects

Society Materials 5 September 2016 17:14 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 5

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

Iranian and European university professors have signed 141 joint project agreements, Iran’s Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi said.

Also the Science Ministry has signed and initiated three projects with the European Union each worth over one million euros, Farhadi told a science conference, Mehr news agency reported Sept. 5.

He also commented on the ministry’s efforts to recruit workforce educated abroad, saying that the last Iranian year, which ended March 19, 1,485 Iranian professors moved into the country from abroad.

In the first five months of the current Iranian year, a rise of 25 percent was seen regarding the return of professors to Iran, he said.

Iran has suffered high degrees of brain drain in the past, as many talented students ended up in western universities, further deciding to stay, after finishing their education.

Top Iranian universities such as Amirkabir University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University have been the source of much educated talent heading abroad and flourishing as great scientific figures there.