TEHRAN (FNA) - Semnan University, in Northern Iran, inked a letter of understanding with UNESCO to get the UN body’s membership, Secretary of the 21th National and the 9th International Congress on Biology Shams Al-Zoha Abolmaali said on Saturday.
Abolmaali said that by signing the letter, Semnan University became a member of UNESCO and will open office, biology laboratory for regional and international cooperation.
He added that lecturers from Armenia, India and the UK had attended the event.
Semnan University has over 15,000 students in 210 fields.
In relevant remarks last December, 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.
Dehqani said that Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database belonging to Clarivate Analytics (ISI) published the latest list of the world’s top 1 percent scientific institutions that have received the highest number of citations in the past 10 years.
He gladly said that in the last update conducted in December 2020, 74 universities and research institutes from Iran have stood among the top 1 percent of the top universities globally.
"Compared to the previous year, the number of universities and research centers in Iran increased by 14 percent,” Dehqani noted.