WANA (May 13) – The president of Tehran University has recently claimed that Iran is at the top of the countries whose students travel to first-world countries.


Iranian officials describe these claims in line with the policy of anti-Iran and believe in verifying this claim. They say that even if the ranking of the countries has measured according to the population, the states of Germany, with 83 million, South Korea with 52 million, Italy, with 60 million, and Nepal, With a population of 30 million people, have a smaller population than Iran and are at a higher rank in the migration students to developed countries.

Iranians visit the International Book Fair in Tehran, Iran, May 12, 2023. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency)

The Stanford University of America has also conducted research on the immigration of Iranians, according to which the total number of immigrants of Iranian origin has increased from about half a million people before the revolution of 1978 to 3.1 million people in 2019, which is equivalent to 1.3 and 3.8 of the country’s population.


According to such data, the claim of the president of Tehran University is inaccurate because Iran does not have first place in the escape of the “elite” among other countries. But Iran is among the countries that sent the most students to developed countries