A group of Allameh Tabtabai University students who have been suspended or expelled from the university on mostly political grounds held a protest on Saturday in front of the new university supervisor.
During the eight years that Sadreddin Shariati was head of Allameh Tabatabai University, many students were disciplined and expelled for their political activities. Shariati recently was removed from his post by the Rohani administration, and Hossein Salimi has been appointed as the interim supervisor of the university.
- Jafar Tofighi, the caretaker of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, has announced that in the new academic year, no student will be expelled or denied education because of his or her political interests. - 9/2/13
- Sadreddin Shariati, the controversial head of Allameh Tabatabai University, was removed from his position on Monday by the caretaker of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Jafar Tofighi. ISNA reports that on Monday September 2, Hossein Salimi was appointed as the president of Allameh Tabtabai University and will begin his tenure on September 3. - 9/2/13
- In a letter to President Hassan Rohani, the Iranian Academy of Sciences is calling for an end to the critical state of universities and the security-laden atmosphere dominating the higher-education system. - 8/21/13