Iran AEOI Chief:

IAU Graduates Among AEOI Notable Members

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:11

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has stated that many IAU graduates are notable members of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi visited IAU Journalism and Media Building, also Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA) News Agency on Monday, January 14, 2019.

In his interview with ISCA News Agency, Dr. Salehi spoke of the importance of basic sciences, and stated that “basic science is fundamental science” and those who dedicate their life in studying basic sciences are considered as elites in Western countries, so Islamic Azad University must take essential steps toward attracting qualified applicants and talented students in these fields.

As he explained, Basic research is incredibly important because it lays the ground for major discoveries and expands our knowledge and leads to innovation.Physicists may want to understand how matter and forces interact and to describe the fundamental laws that govern their interactions. Biologists and medical scientists may want to understand how cells develop to form entire organisms, how they communicate and defend themselves.

He continued that the answers to these questions constitutes the understanding of Nature, and the organization of these answers into theories and models is what provides the driving force behind all technological and medical advances. In other words, “basic science” is really “fundamental science”, it is the science at the heart of human knowledge.

Dr. Salehi emphasized that people will be particularly interested in studying basic science, if the university officials pave the way and offer opportunities for students to study them.

He finally noted that IAU higher education graduates are among top and notable members working in reputable companies, such as Google, in the world and also, as a great international university, Islamic Azad University is as authentic as state universities which its performance is very comprehensive.

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