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Iran’s int’l ranking in science output improves

Tehran, Iran's international ranking in science production has risen to the 16th row from 34th, Vice President for Technology Surena Sattari said at the second Iran-Europe cooperation conference in Brussels.

Iran ranks first in West Asia in terms of science output with the number of its college students rising to 4.8 million from 2.4 million, he said.

Iran has made great progress in the fields of biotechnology, renewable energy, nanotechnology and stem cells, the Iranian first vice president said.

There are 47 million internet users in Iran who constitute nearly half of the total internet users in the Middle East, he said, adding that Iran ranks first in the Middle East for production of biological drugs.

Iran has one of the most successful biotech companies with young and skilled staff aged 33 on the average which exports biological drugs to 10 countries, Sattari said.

Of 39 technology parks existing in Iran, Paris park is one of the largest in Wet Asia which houses 200 companies some of them export advanced technological products, he said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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