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Iranian Neurologist Professor Majid Samii Wins Leibniz Ring Prize


By Beatriz Barragan, Press TV, Hanover

Iranian neurologist has won the Leibniz Ring Prize in Germany. The prize is given to Personalities who have made contributions to human development. The Ring is named after Gottfried Liebniz born in the 17th century (1646), considered to be the last German Polyhistor.

The founder of the International Institute of Neurosciences in Hannover, Professor Samii has helped train many neurologists in Iran, Europe and on the African continent.

PressTV talked to Iranian Vice Minister of Health about this year's prize winner. Prof. Samii is renowned worldwide for his life trajectory and specially for his work in the Project Africa 100. Investing in educating African neuroscientists in order to give these physicians incentives to stay in their home countries. This long lasting bridge building is based on knowledge transfer between professionals on different continents. Prof. Samii has also made partnerships with neurologists in Iran.

Professor Samii was announced as one of Iran's Eternal Figures in 2006.

Here is what the President of Tehran University had to say in this respect. This is the international neuroscience institute founded by Prof. Madjid Samii. This institute provides healtcare for diseases of the nervous system with the help of top technology and renowned physicians.

Emphasizing the importance of the price, Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder mentioned that if one wants to understand the motivation and drive behind the work of Prof. Samii, then one should visit Iran.

During his speech, Prof. Samii touched upon the importance of investing in training programs for African medical staff, especially in the field of neurosciences. He said the continent needs the investment for sustainable development and growth.


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