“Shanghai (Center for World University) Rankings (CWUR) is one of the most creditable rakings in the world whose results are released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University,” Dehqani said on Sunday.
“Based on the results of the rankings in 2020, Iran with 12 universities, Turkey with 11 universities, Malaysia and Egypt with 5 universities, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan with 4 universities and Tunisia, Lebanon and Qatar with 1 university each stood among the world’s 1,000 top universities and Iran ranks first among the Islamic states in this area,” he added.
In relevant remarks in May, Dehqani had said that the Iranian scientific products gained the highest growth in 2019 along with China and Turkey.
“Among top 25 countries active in science production, Iran with 9.5% increase in 2019 ranked second compared with the preceding year,” Dehqani said.
China with 11.9% scientific growth has ranked first while Turkey was in the third place after Iran with 6.2% growth, he added.
Iran could make such a progress despite sanctions, the official said, adding that the illegal US sanctions impede provision of equipment for the laboratories to conduct researches.
Dehqani also highlighted Iran’s fourth position at the world nanotechnology.