President Rouhani: Universities determine our future
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani has emphasised that universities and university graduates will shape Iran's future.
Iran Press/ Iran News: In further comments, President Rouhani said Science and Technology is the basis for advancement, but we must not be content with learning theoretical science alone, and engineering and applied sciences are also very important and practical work experience is important as well.
Speaking to an audience of university professors researchers and students at Tehran University on Wednesday morning, President Rouhani urged academics to train and educate students who can not only lead the nation today but also in five or ten years from now.
President Rouhani also called for close links between universities and industry and the manufacturing sector. He said such a connection and collaboration are extremely important for Iran's economy.
Turning to elections, he said: "Elections are very important for this country and Iran's progress depends on elections."
The president said Iran's future depends on constructive interaction with the world.