0819 GMT February 21, 2019
Speaking at the first general assembly of the Virtual Universities Network of Islamic World, which is currently taking place at Payam Noor University, Hossein Salar Amoli said 18 percent of universities at graduate levels in Iran are listed in the list of the best universities, IRNA reported.
He added that 1.95 percent of world-class research is being produced by the Iranian universities, and one percent of the world's most cited articles belong to Iran.
The ministry's official said several small satellites are being designed and considered to be launched in the orbit.
He added, “Over the last few years, there are 2,000 active knowledge-based companies in Iran, and commercialization of research and research is part of Iran's policies.
“Prior to recognizing the importance of sustainable development over the past 40 years, science and technology were of great importance to us, and the human resources played a key role in this area.”