Vice-presidency for Research and Technology
Vice-presidency for Research and Technology is one of the six vice-presidencies of Farhangian University. Since education and research are the main pillars of any university, this vice-presidency plays a remarkable role in optimizing teacher education in Iran. The vice-presidency consists of four general administrations including the General Administration of Management and Planning for Research Affairs, General Administration of Scientific Publications, General Administration of Domestic Science Production and General Administration of Scientific Cooperation and Social Communications.
The General Administration of Management and Planning for Research Affairs is tasked with organizing the research affairs of the professors and students of the university, providing guidelines for the research practices of the students and faculty members, and finally prioritizing research topics and projects.
The General Administration of Scientific Publications embarks on publication of textbooks and scientific journals, production of educational CDs and other scientific works.
The General Administration of Domestic Science Production is tasked with production of domestic contents for teacher education and translation from foreign languages of recently published texts on teacher education.
The General Administration of Scientific Cooperation and Social Communications is tasked with management and planning the FUTE scientific and research cooperation with other universities, research institutes and science associations. Organizing conferences and symposiums is another task of this administration.
Organizing annual national conferences on teacher education is one of the major steps taken by the Research and Technology Department. These conferences are organized to introduce the Iranian academicians and science society to the teacher education discourse. Thus, the discourse of teacher education which had been neglected in Iran’s departments of education and psychology has become a focus of attention.