Source: Islamic Republic News Agency, Tehran
Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology Rasoul Malkefar said on Monday February 11 that there are 12,000 foreign students studying at Iranian universities nationwide. Speaking to reporters in Bojnourd, he said these students admitted to the Iranian universities attend classes regularly.
As per the second five-year economic and development plan the number of foreign students in Iran should exceed 25,000, he said.
Expansion of virtual or distance learning can help increase the number of foreign students at Iranian universities, he said.
Some 4.5 million students are now studying at 3,000 universities and other higher education centers in Iran.
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