SHAFAQNA -Â Iranâ€™s Minister of Science, Research, and Technology reported on other countriesâ€™ desire to conduct scientific relations with Iran deeming development of scientific diplomacy as one objective of the Ministry.
In the commemoration ceremony for faculty members of universities and research centers held today morning in Allameh University, Mohammad Farhadi said that, â€œI have explained Iranâ€™s scientific situation after the Revolution in research and education fields and announced our countryâ€™s readiness for scientific collaboration with other countries in the Science Journal, the worldâ€™s most prestigious scientific journal.â€
Stating that Iranâ€™s plan is to develop scientific diplomacy, he noted that, â€œaccording to my invitation, we can carry out joint projects in various fields in conjunction with other countries and in near future they will sign agreements with several Iranian universities.â€
â€œWe already have scientific cooperation with friend countries and our relations with other countries is improving which means we would not face problems in establishing scientific communication,â€ asserted Farhadi.
Explaining Iranâ€™s scientific conditions, he said that, â€œthe number of Science and Technology Parks has increased from 31 in 2011 to 36 at the moment.”
The official further noted that, â€œaccording to the Scopus Database, the scientific status of Iran has improved from 18 to 16 adding that based on the ISI database, Iranâ€™s academic status has improved from 21 to 18 as well as that Iranâ€™s share of science production in the world has grew by 3 per cent.â€