Minister: Iran among Top 20 World States in Scientific Development
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami said that his country is among the 20 world states with the highest scientific development rate.
“In competition with the developed countries of the world and international universities, we have been able to gain a good position in scientific development in the world and stand among the 20 biggest countries of the world,” Gholami said on Tuesday.
He also added that Iran ranks 15th in presentation of science in international forums around the world in competitions that, as he said, have sometimes been unequal.
“We have 45 science and technology parks in the country, of which 37 parks are managed by the Ministry of Science. We have also 6,000 knowledge-based companies in these technology parks,” Gholami stated.
In relevant remarks in December, Gholami said that his country currently stands fifth in research and second in scientific production growth in the world.
Gholami hailed Iran's status in the field of science and technology, noting that the country’s global position in research and scientific growth is 5th and 2nd respectively.
“Production of science in Iran has had a good position among the leading countries for many years, but maintaining this position requires special and all-out support for science, research and technology,” he said.
“Today, the science and technology parks are the source of pride and hope and play crucial role in solving problems in different fields of the country,” the minister noted.
"Today, we can proudly claim that our science and technology centers play an effective role in producing knowledge, turning knowledge into technology and wealth and job-creation through parks, knowledge-based companies and growth centers," Gholami said.
Also last month, Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) Mohammad Javad Dehqani said that 74 Iranian universities and research centers have ranked among the top 1 percent of the world's top universities with the highest impact.