Chancellor of Tehran University says the growth rate in Iran's scientific research has been 11 times more than the world's average growth rate.
Addressing the closing ceremony of Research and Innovation Week in the Iranian city of Qazvin, Farhad Rahbar said the scientific growth has promoted Iran towards having over one percent share in the global scientific research production.
“Scientific production growth rate in Iran has reached 70 percent over the past 15 years,” he went on to say.
He further pointed out that recognizing the country's potentials and planning according to current needs will help generate wealth through scientific advances.
Referring to the relationship between technical advances and social welfare, Rahbar emphasized that each country owes its development to its scientific growth and progress.
He also said that when enemy failed to succeed in its mischievous aims of imposing sanctions on Iran, it tried to realize its objectives through assassination of Iranian scientists.
Iranian academic Dr. Majid Shahriari was killed in the early hours of November 29 when his car came under a bombing attack by terrorists in the capital, Tehran. Another university professor, Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi, and his wife survived a separate attack on the same day.
Rahbar noted that Iran will soon make more progress in different scientific fields due to the country's potentials and the endeavors made by Iranian scientists.