Developing Science and Technology in Iran
By Mehdi Zarghamee
In early 1970s, Iran had just started industrialization, but the desire to develop true science and technology in Iran was a dream of the many members of the faculty of our university of other universities in Iran. My talk will cover a brief historic presentation of conditions that prevailed in Iran during sixties and seventies, the mandate set in the founding of our university. I will describe our thoughts about how we thought we could realize this dream. The challenge was how to inculcate in the minds of our young faculty a sense for scientific culture and technological innovation, which had become deep rooted in the West and had advanced their societies and was totally unknown in Iran. What was done and where we succeeded to realize part of this dream and where we failed, what changed in the following decades, and finally what does the future hold for the younger generation of Iranian scientists and engineers.
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