Source: Radio Zamaneh
Kamran Daneshjou, Iranian Minister of Science announced that "segregation of
sexes" in the universities in accordance with "the Islamic worldview" will be
put to practice in Iranian universities.
Mr. Daneshjou told ILNA that he supports
establishing "exclusive" fields for men and women in universities and believes
this would be a "positive and unproblematic" move.
He added that currently in Iran's Alzahra and Emam Sadegh Universities women and
men are separately pursuing gender specific fields and this is a debate "which
Numerous university courses in Iranian public universities are currently held in
co-ed atmosphere. Alzahra and Masomeh are the only universities that are
exclusively for women, and midwifery is the only field that is exclusively open
Following the so-called "cautionary" statistics
about the increasing number of women in universities, post-secondary authorities
have decided to establish a policy to ensure the presence of each gender in the
university does not fall bellow 30 percent.
In recent years, women have comprised over 60 percent of university students.
Certain fields in Iran have an obligatory 40 percent male intake and therefore,
despite receiving higher acceptance grades in national entrance exams, women are
often not accepted into their chosen fields, or not accepted at all.
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