ICSU expresses concern at restrictions on higher education for women in Iran

The International Council for Science (ICSU) has expressed concern over the Iranian government’s recent decision to deny Iranian women undergraduates’ access to 77 fields of study in a range of scientific and non-scientific disciplines.

This restriction violates globally accepted norms for the free and responsible practice of science as laid down in the ICSU Principle of the Universality of Science, which promotes equitable opportunities for access to science and opposes any discrimination, including sex and gender identity.

ICSU therefore endorses the statement issued by the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies and supports its call to the Iranian authorities to review their policy for the sake of the country’s development and the benefit of its people.

Read the Statement by the Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies ‘Regarding Recent Restrictions on Higher Education for Women in Iran’ below.


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