The Islamic Republic of Iran, previously known as Persia, is a large country with an area around 1.648 million km2 and a population of approximately 80 million. The majority of Iranians are under 30 years old.
Located in Southwest Asia, Iran has a mostly arid or semiarid climate. Areas along the Caspian coast in the north have a subtropical climate, while the climate along the southern coastline of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman is warm and humid.
Iran has a long historical and cultural background. Iranians are a hard- working nation known for their intelligence and acumen. Islam is the religion of nearly 99% of the population. The 1979 Islamic Revolution was a turning point in national resolve to achieve independence, freedom and justice, and the beginning of an upward slope towards modern Islamic civilization and development.
Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution the country has witnessed a notable increase in the number of universities and academic institutions. Currently, some 3 million students are studying at Public and Private universities throughout Iran. About 184,000 students are studying at universities in Isfahan Province.
In recent years, young Iranian graduates have achieved successes of international proportions in various scientific and technological fields. Gaining access to the full nuclear fuel cycle and significant advances in stem cell research are worth noting in Iranian scientist’s long list of accomplishments.