To: Presidents of Iranian Universities
The undersigned university professors, administrators, researchers and professional Iranians express our deepest concern and strongest opposition to the proposed extreme policy by the Iranian Ministry of Higher Education to impose gender segregation at Iran's institutions of higher education.
Iranian university graduates (2007 file photo)
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We urge you to actively oppose the adoption and implementation of this proposal at anytime in your institution, simply because segregation is a deliberate anti-women policy that will adversely impact the quality of education in many advanced fields for Iranian women.
76-year history of higher education in our country has shown that our mature university students should be trusted to conduct themselves appropriately while attending colleges and universities, and they do not need government-imposed guardians to control their behavior.
Professor and former Academic Vice-president of Sharif University of Technology
Founding President of SUTA (Sharif University of Technology Association), 2000-2006
Mehdi Zarghamee, Professor
Former Chancellor of Sharif University of Technology
Reza Faraji-Dana, Professor
Former President of the University of Tehran
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Farhang Mehr, Professor
Former Chancellor of Shiraz University
Mohammad Amin, Professor
Former President of Isfahan University of Technology
Farhad Riahi, Professor
Former President of Bu-Ali University
Heybatolah Khakzar, Professor
Former President of the University of Science and Technology
Bijan Aalami, Professor
Former President of Abu Reyhan University
Farideh Tehrani, Ph.D.
President of Shiraz University Association
Nasrin Rahimieh, Professor
President of Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage
Fatemeh Keshavarz, Professor and Chair,
Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures
Washington University in St. Louis
Hamid Javadi, Ph.D.
Iranian American Physicists Network Group
Ali Banijamali, Ph.D.
Chair, Iranian Chemists' Association of the American Chemical Society
Shervin Erfani, Professor
Dept. of Elec. & Computer Eng.
University of Windsor, Canada
Mohammad Ala, Professor
Director of Center for Business Excellence
Nahid Tavassoli, Ph.D.
Manager & Editor in Chief of NAFeH Journal
Writer & Cultural Researcher
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