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To: nuconvert

That is awful news for Iranian people, and the spirit of academic independence. Scholarship has always been important in Iran.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 9:58:13 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil; nuconvert

>>>”The university is viewed as an alternative for middle-class families who do not have the connections or ideological requirements to qualify for publicly-funded higher eduction.”<<<

Wrong assessment.

Most Uni students, in and out of Iran, receiving Scholarships, have been & can, mostly, be Very closely associated with the Islamic Regime in Iran (Rafsanjani, Khamenei, AN, or other more publicly known or unknown IRI figures - directly or indirectly).

BUT, it doesn’t mean that All Uni students (or their families) from various Universities in Iran are connected to the IRI.

Additionally, approx. 99% of mainstream & well regarded Universities, since 1979 in Iran, primarily, have admitted, or, at the very least, give preference to Muslim born (Shia) individuals/families in today’s Islamically governed Iran.

Shia born muslim Iranians, who can establish their Shia muslim identity, most definitely, are given preference for scholarship (in & out of Iran), entering Uni, seeking jobs, housing, employment, etc... (as examples) over Iranian religious minorities.

The same, per above, did Not apply during the Shah’s govt.


11 posted on 10/15/2010 3:52:46 AM PDT by odds
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