Levant Education led the first UK HE mission to Iran in September, following the lifting of international sanctions and installation of ambassadors in London and Tehran.
The mission – to Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan – suffered from visa refusals and local tensions over meeting US/UK visitors. However representataives from UCL, Nottingham, Reading, Bradford and Southampton universities were able to travel for meetings with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, State and Private HE institutions, and with UKTI at the British Embassy.
While the diplomatic and economic relations still have some way to go before any semblance of normality, it was clear from the meetings that there is a great interest in UK education, a keenness for partnerships and joint ventures, and massive demand for education abroad. The full market report is available exclusively through Levant Education, and provides essential background and statistics for anybody interested in the education market in Iran. We will be returning to Iran in April 2017.