Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi:

IAU Is On the Verge of Transforming Into a “Knowledge City”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:54

The acting president of Islamic Azad University has announced on opening “Azad Innovation House” in Sohanak educational complex in order to revive knowledge-based employment in a new way.

According to an ISCA report, A Knowledge City is the term used to describe a Knowledge-Based Development strategy that has as target to enhance and continuously support the knowledge management processes that take place in an urban area. This is achieved through the continuous interactions of knowledge agents (universities, research institutes, companies, citizens, etc.) among them as well as with the knowledge agents of other cities, so as knowledge continuously flows. The successful formulation of strategy, the shaping of a coherent vision, the advanced communication networks, the city’s infrastructures and the citizen’s education level continuously support these interactions.

Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi stated that Islamic Azad University is not reliant on oil revenue but can understand the society and develop independently as well. He noted that creating science and technology parks, incubators and doing knowledge-based economic activities demonstrated that the university is on the verge of transforming into a “Knowledge City”.

Focusing on practical skills, Dr. Tehranchi added that academic majors as well as faculty members must have interaction with each other. As he said, not only IAU’s heads and faculty members are responsible for the university’s evolution and progress, but also IAU’s whole family must take effective steps toward improvement.

Referring to the Quran Surah Ra'd, Verse 11, “For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron,” he said that IAU will be the top university if its future plans are determined by its officials right now.

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