Spain establishes Iranian studies center

Publish Date : Monday 17 December 2018 - 18:04
IBNA- The University of Salamanca in Spain which is one of the most ancient European ‎universities has established an Iranian studies center. ‎
The University of Salamanca ‎
According to IBNA correspondent, the opening ceremony was attended by Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Spain Ali-Reza Esmaeili and Vicente Gonzalez Martin, the dean of the Faculty of Philology which hosts Iranian studies center at the University of Salamanca.

Vicente Gonzalez Martin said at the ceremony that the opening of the center will provide a new ground for the study of the Iranian history and culture as well as Persian language.

For his part, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Spain welcomed the opening of the center which will improve the understanding of Spanish academics and people with the ancient history and and culture of our country.

Like all older universities, the University of Salamanca was at first a Cathedral School located in the city of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest university in the Hispanic world and the third oldest university in the entire world still in operation.
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