"Western" University Courses Cut

IRI restricts social sciences seen as 'Western'

AP: Iran has imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences deemed to be based on Western schools of thought and therefore incompatible with Islamic teachings, state radio reported Sunday. The list includes law, philosophy, management, psychology, political science and the two subjects that appear to cause the most concern among Iran's conservative leadership — women's studies and human rights. "The content of the current courses in the 12 subjects is not in harmony with religious fundamentals and they are based on Western schools of thought," senior education official Abolfazl Hassani told state radio. Hassani said the restrictions prevent universities from opening new departments in these subjects. The government will also revise the content of current programs by up to 70 percent over the next few years, he said >>>


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While you were standing in the meat and milk queue...

by farrad02 on

The current inflation, economic chaos and powerty in Iran are so rampant in Iran and the government is not resolving them precisely because the ruling radicals want to be able to make such drastic cultural changes while the people are pre-occupied and unable to think about the consequences !  How sad! How sad!



by yolanda on

IRI is cutting Western subjects and courses on campuses, but launching Wikifigh to spread her ideology on Internet....IRI is playing defence and offence at the same time: 



This must be a proud moment for IRI supporters

by عموجان on

Really who needs education any more in Iran? Every thing is imported, nobody needs to work, Oil money pays for every thing, All there is to do eat, shit, multiply, pray and thanks selfish Allah for putting his Mullahs and their watchdogs (IRGC)to watch over us.

It took IRI supporters 30 years to get us here. Where is Mr. Mosavi now? Oh, yes his is back into his private life painting and selling his painting to collectors with highest bet.  

Now everybody together, it was Pahlavi's fault. 


Close it

by MRX1 on

They should just close the universities alltogether. First of all, they will get rid of all these annoying students who constantly protest becuase they don't want to live in 9th century. Also Quran is the only book that mulims really need so the saving that comes from closing universities can go directly to Gaza and palestine. Seems like a good idea to me.


چه بابك شاد و خرسند است كه بي دين است


اگر اعدام و تيرباران ره دين است

اگر کشتار مردم در
قوانين است 

اگر دين مبين
تازيان اين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر سينه زني
فرمان اين دين است

قمه بر سر زدن نامش اگر دين است

اگر کيش است و آئين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر دين
سوره هاي جنگ خونين است

همه جا آيه هاي آتش کين است

اگر صلح
و صفا محکوم تمکين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر زن برده بي
مايه دین است

اگر دين چادر چرکين و ننگين است

اگر زن در حجاب
تار و غمگين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر دين
آرزوي مرگ نسرين است

اگر پايان عشق ويس و رامين است

اگر دين
دشمن فرهاد و شيرين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر زاهد به
منبر والي دين است

ولي پائين منبر حيله آئين است

اگر زاهد
ستمکار و سيه بين است

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است

اگر بابک خرد را
مهر و آئين است

خردمندي اگر دشمن به هر دين است

اگر کافر
خردمند است و بي دين است

اگر آزاده بودن پاسخش اين

چه بابک
شاد و خرسند است که بي دين است



Now parents can't ask their kids to become "lawyers"! WTF!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

This will

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

be a sure way to spark interests in these sciences. Restrict something then people are all gonna want to know about it. Good job aghah mollahs.

Darius Kadivar

Masoud Nogreh-kar in Defense of Aramesh Doustdar

by Darius Kadivar on

Criticisim of Dabashi and Sadri by Masoud Nogreh-kar:







Darius Kadivar

Thanks David Jaan For providing the Link.

by Darius Kadivar on

Gorbanat ! 

David ET

Dear Dariush

by David ET on

Can you please provide the link to Aramesh Doustar's letter?


never mind I found it : //www.aramesh-dustdar.com/index.php/article/98/ 


Let us turn all universitie into seminaries

by jasonrobardas on


Let's eliminate all colors but black

Let us put women in cages

and men in shackles

all  for Islam .

Ari Siletz

توانا بود هرکه دانا بود

Ari Siletz

این رژیم از ملت توانا میهراسد.  اسلام یعنی‌ بهانه نادان کردن جوانان ایرانی‌ 

ولی‌ باز جای شکر که رشته دامداری باز نگری نمی‌شه. اقلاً در فهم کشور داری این حکومت میگنجد 




by sam jade on

NONE of those Ayatollahs have ever finished ,High School, ,,

How can they tell educators what to teach, or not to teach in universities ..this is a disaster for poor student in IRAN...


Darius Kadivar

Hamid Dabashi & Sadri Bros Slam Secular Philosopher A. Doustdar

by Darius Kadivar on