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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


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IROST in International Collaboration

IROST has taken major steps towards developing and enhancing scientific co-operation at international and regional level including the organization of annual Khwarizmi International Awards since 1987, organization of international & regional expert conferences and workshops, establishment of Regional Desalination and Environmental Center, establishment of  the UNESCO Chair for the promotion of university-industry co-operation in the process of sustainable development since 2012 , active membership of leading international institutions such as APCTT,COMSATS,COMSTECH, NAM S&T Centre and WAITRO , offering sabbatical and postdoctoral programmes to foreign researchers such as IROST-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme and development of numerous Memorandums of Agreement and Understanding for scientific and technological cooperation with distinguished international scientific organizations and universities.

Membership of International Organizations
  • Asian And Pacific Centre For Transfer Of Technology (APCTT)
  • Commission on Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
  • Organization of Islamic Conference Standing Committee on Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH)
  • IOR-ARC Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (IOR-ARC RCSTT)
  • Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)
  • World Association of Industrial & Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO)
International and Regional Linkages


Khwarizmi  International  Award (KIA)

Application is now open for the Khwarizmi International Award !

Invitations have been sent out to Scientific Institutions  and researchers  around the world.
The Khwarizmi International Award, annually organized by IROST and supported by many international organizations, acknowledges the outstanding efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and appreciates their high quality research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology. The official award ceremony, attended by eminent personalities, is held in February of each year.


More about the KIA  and  application available here

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