Higher education in Iran
Iran has a large network of private, public, and state affiliated universities offering degrees in higher education. State-run universities of Iran are under the direct supervision of Iran's Ministry ...
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Academy of Gundishapur
48°31′E / 32.283°N 48.517°E / 32.283; 48.517The Academy of Gondishapur (in Modern Persian: دانشگاه گندی‌شاپور‎, Dânešgâh-e Gondišâpur), was one of the three Sasanian cen...
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Hawza
A Hawza (Arabic/Persian: حوزة) or ḥawza ʻilmiyya (Arabic/Persian: حوزة علمیة) is a seminary where Shi'a Muslim clerics are trained.Several senior Grand Ayatollahs constitute the hawza. The institutio...
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Nizamiyya
The Nezamiyeh (Turkish: Nizamiye Medresesi, Persian: نظامیه‎, Arabic: النظامیة‎) are a group of the medieval institutions of higher education established by Khwaja Nizam al-Mulk in...
Islamic Azad University
The Islamic Azad University (IAU) (Persian: دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی‎, Dāneshgāh-e Āzād-e Eslāmi), commonly referred to as Azad University is the world's third largest university, and world's larges...
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Government of Iran
The politics of Iran take place in a framework of presidential democracy and theocracy in a format of Syncretic politics that is guided by an Islamist ideology. The December 1979 constitution, and its...
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Persecution of Bahá'ís
The persecution of Bahá'ís is the religious persecution of Bahá'ís in various countries, especially in Iran, where the Bahá'í Faith originated and the location of one of the largest Bahá'í populations...
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Iran's brain drain
According to the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Republic of Iran had a substantial drain of highly educated individuals (15 percent) in the early 1990s. More than 150,000 Iranians left the I...
Iranian Economic Reform Plan
The economy of Iran is a mixed and transition economy with a large public sector. Some 60% of the economy is centrally planned. It is dominated by oil and gas production, although over 40 industries a...
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Taxation in Iran
The fiscal year begins on March 21 and ends on March 20 of the next year. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs is the government agency authorized to levy and collect taxes. In 2008, about 55%...
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Bonyad
Bonyads are charitable trusts in Iran that play a significant role in Iran's non-petroleum economy, controlling an estimated 20% of Iran's GDP. Exempt from taxes, they have been called "bloated", and ...
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Central Bank of Iran
The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI; Persian: بانک مرکزی جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎, Bank Markazi Jomhouri Islami Iran) is the central bank of Iran. It is entirely government owned. ...
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Supreme Audit Court of Iran
The Supreme Audit Court of Iran (SAC) is a government agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Located in Tehran, it is supervised by the Iranian Parliament and dates back to 1906.Articles 54 and 55 of...
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City and Village Councils of Iran
City and Village Councils (full title is: Provincial, City, District and Village Councils) are local councils which are elected by public vote in all cities and villages throughout Iran. Council membe...
Provinces of Iran
Iran is subdivided into thirty one provinces (Persian: استان‎ Ostān, plural استان‌ها Ostānhā), each governed from a local center, usually the largest local city, which is called the capital (P...
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Military of Iran
The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎) include the IRIA (ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران), the IRGC (سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی) and the Law Enfo...
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Results of the Iranian presidential election, 2009
The 2009 Iranian presidential election was characterized by huge candidate rallies in Iranian cities, and very high turnout reported to be over 80 percent. Iran holds a run-off election when no candid...
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Economic history of Iran
Prior to 1979, Iran's economic development was rapid. Traditionally an agricultural society, by the 1970s the country had undergone significant industrialization and economic modernization. This pace ...
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Assembly of Experts
The Assembly of Experts (also Assembly of Experts of the Leadership) of Iran (Persian: مجلس خبرگان رهبری, Majles-e Khobregan or Majles-e Khebregan-e Rahbari‎), also translated as Council of Expe...
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Judicial system of Iran
A nationwide judicial system in Iran was first implemented and established by Abdolhossein Teymourtash under Reza Shah, with further changes during the second Pahlavi era.After the 1979 upheaval of th...
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Supreme Leader of Iran
The Supreme Leader of Iran (Persian: ولی فقیه ایران‎, vali-e faghih-e iran, lit. Guardian Jurist of Iran, or رهبر انقلاب, rahbar-e enghelab, lit. Leader of the Revolution), officially in Iran, t...
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Expediency Discernment Council
The Expediency Discernment Council of the System (Persian: مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام‎) is an administrative assembly appointed by the Supreme Leader and was created upon the revision to the Constitu...
Guardian Council
The Guardian Council of the Constitution (Persian: شورای نگهبان قانون اساسی‎, Shora-ye Negahban-e Qanun-e Assassi) is an appointed and constitutionally-mandated 12-member council that wields con...
Parliament of Iran
The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran (Persian: Majles-e Shorâ-ye Eslami(مجلس شورای اسلامی), lit. Majles), also called The Iranian Parliament or People's House, is the national legislative body of...
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Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran
The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran (Persian: Majles-e Shorâ-ye Eslami(مجلس شورای اسلامی), lit. Majles), also called The Iranian Parliament or People's House, is the national legislative body of...
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President of Iran
The President of Iran (رئیس‌جمهور ایران) is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The President is the highest popularly elected official in Iran, although the President answers to t...
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Egyptian identification card controversy
The Egyptian identification card controversy is a series of events, beginning in the 1990s, that created a de facto state of disenfranchisement for Egyptian Bahá'ís, atheists, agnostics, and other Egy...
Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education
The Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), popularly known as the Bahá'í Open University, is a university in Iran designed and managed by the Bahá'í community for Iranian Bahá'ís as a Bahá'í sc...
Statements about the persecution of Bahá'ís
The persecution of Bahá'ís refers to the religious persecution of Bahá'ís in various countries, especially in Iran, the location of one of the largest Bahá'í populations in the world. The Bahá'í Faith...