Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)
Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) was founded in 1980 in Islamic Republic of Iran shortly after the ratification of the IROST's Statute by the Council of Islamic Revolution with the aim of providing support to Iranian researchers, inventors and industrialists across the country. And later in 1991, the Council for Higher Education Development approved amendments to the IROST's Statute.IROST as one of the leading Iranian organizations for science and technology (S&T) mainly aims to devote itself to achieving independence in scientific and technological pursuit of the country by supporting and exploiting the potential offered by the Iranian inventors, innovators, researchers and industrialists and to respond to the increasing demands for S&T development programs. This organization provides valuable services in fulfilling the country's scientific, technical and engineering requirements through supporting applied and developmental research as well as developing new technologies by exploiting qualified experts and modern equipment and facilities.
History of IROST
IROST was chosen as a research organization to dedicate itself to supporting policy planning and implementation in the area of technology development at national level subsequent to the missions and duties assigned to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology under the Law of the Third Five-year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the government bill to restructure the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology as well as the systematic approach of this bill to integrate the country's administrative system and technology policy making.IROST plays a leading role in implementing the strategic S &T policies determined by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and giving support to the Iranian Vice-Presidency of Science and Technology so as to provide the necessary infrastructure for S&T development and to give government support to other Iranian research organizations and institutes (R&Ds).
Current & Former Presidents
In the years since the IROST's inception, distinguished academics from among the country's academic community took over the presidency of IROST. The current president of IROST is H.E. Dr. Moztarzadeh. The names of the former presidents and their term of office are listed as follows: