Iran to guard universities against 'plots'
Report source: Press TV
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo says the
"enemies" of Iran are plotting a cultural invasion of the country's
Science Minister Kamran Daneshjou
was the head of the Election Headquarters for the widely disputed
June 2009 presidential elections. Daneshjou
and fabricating some of his credentials,
"The enemies are making efforts to replace the Islamic atmosphere in [Iranian]
universities with their liberal democratic environment," Daneshjoo said Sunday,
referring to remarks by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei told a gathering of university students in Tehran
last week that higher education institutions had become the main "target" of
plots hatched by domineering powers.
The Iranian minister added that Tehran would publish evidence proving the
involvement of several foreign spy agencies in efforts to "negatively influence"
students, Fars News Agency reported.
Daneshjoo went on to add that neither the nation nor the students would ever
tolerate universities that disrespect Islamic values.
On the large-scale emigration of individuals with technical skills or knowledge
from Iran, the Leader said on August 22 that "moral and religious" motivation
could make expatriate elite return to serve their country.
Iran's Science Minister Accused of Plagiarism
The science publication, Nature has discovered that "a 2009 paper co-authored by
Kamran Daneshjou, Iran's science minister, are identical to those of a 2002
paper published by South Korean researchers." The 2009 article published by
Kamran Daneshjou and Majid Shahravi in Engineering with Computer magazine is by
implication a product of plagiarism.
Natures Blog on Kamran Daneshjou's plagiarism
minister calls for political cleansing of universites
Iran's Minister of Science and Technology gave another warning to the
Iranian academia and universities that individuals deviating from "the
desired path of the people" will have no place in Iranian universities.
backs gender segregation in universities
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.
Minister of Science's
Statements are Against the Iranian Constitution, Islamic Penal Code, and
statements which have caused grave concern amongst Iranian human rights and
social activists, Iranian Minister of Science, Research, and Technology,
Kamran Daneshjoo, has said that only those can teach or study at
universities who have proven commitment to Islam and velayat-e faghih.
Therefore university students and faculty members who are studying or
teaching at universities may lose their jobs or be deprived of continuing
their education on grounds of their differing points of view and political
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