Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a decree issued on Saturday communicated the outlines of cultural and scientific policies to the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, and underlined the need for the strategic management of the challenges facing the cultural arena.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei reminded the council in his decree to keep a watchful eye on its main duties in such “key and fundamental areas as science production, lifestyle, education and research, public culture and cultural engineering”.
The Supreme Leader reiterated that the council should prioritize full and swift execution of decisions and their follow-up until achieving the desired results.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei noted that the council is also responsible for improving the quality and quantity of cultural products through proper policy-making.
“Serious pursuit into the country’s progress and expediting Iran’s scientific and technological movement is one of the top most priorities of the country with regard to which the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution plays a serious role,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, adding, “The pace of the country’s scientific growth should not witness even the slightest reduction on any pretext, rather it should speed up everyday and the council should play its role in supervising, improving and directing this momentum.”
The Supreme Leader urged the council to deal more seriously with the issue of cultural engineering and renovation of Iran’s educational and scientific system, including education and higher education as well as change in humanities.
Last month, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a decree communicated the macro-scale policies for Iran’s movement in various areas of science and technology, saying that the country turn into a major scientific power in the world in future.
The decree was issued by the leader in line with the implementation of Clause 1 of Article 110 of Iran’s Constitution and after consultation with the country’s State Expediency Council.
Production of science, development of innovation and devising theories, upgrading Iran’s global status in science and technology, converting Iran into the scientific and technological hub of the Muslim World, development of basic sciences and fundamental research, gaining access to the advanced sciences and technologies through special planning and policy-making, optimizing the performance and structure of Iran’s educational and research system to gain access to the objectives of the country’s 20-year vision plan and scientific flourishing in Iran are among the main topics touched in the Leader’s decree.
Other principles specified by the leader include the rule of Islamic tenets, values, ethics and regulations in research, technology and higher education system and materialization of Islamic university, strengthening the national will and increasing social understanding about the importance of scientific and technological development, improving the relationship between research, technology and the higher education system with other sectors, development of cooperation as well as active, constructive and inspiring interaction in area of science and technology with other countries as well as accredited scientific and technical regional and international centers, specially those of the Muslim world together with consolidating the country’s independence.