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Iran's Scientists Cautiously Reach Out to the World

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Science  24 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5496, pp. 1484-1487
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5496.1484

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TEHRAN-- Two decades after Iran's Islamic revolution, science in this politically isolated but oil-rich nation may be on the verge of resurgence. The nation's reform-minded president, Mohammad Khatami, and his allies are promising more money for R&D, reorganizing universities to beef up graduate education and research, and cracking open the door to closer cooperation with scientists abroad, including those in the United States. But Iran's government is walking a tightrope between hard-liners on the right who oppose reforms and liberal university students eager for change.

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