Opening ceremony of UNESCO on popularization of science attended by Dr. Vahid Ahmadi, Advisor to the Minister and Head of NRISP, Gholamreza Ghaffari, Deputy Minister of Culture of MSRT, Hojatollah Ayoubi, Secretary-General of the National Commission of UNESCO; some of its science and technology partners at NRISP.

Dr. Akram Ghadimi, UNESCO on popularization of science and deputy of Research at NRISP, said: " despite all the difficulties we obtained the UNESCO chair on popularization of science for the first time in the region. Pointing out that this makes the mission of NRISP even more difficult, she added: Opening the chair NRISP is an opportunity for the country's entire scientific community to take advantage of the country's and regional scientific research capacities.

The head of NRISP called the popularization of science  a public mission of the society and said that the UNESCO's vision is to promote networking.

Dr. Vahid Ahmadi said that popularization of science  is a fundamental issue, especially when it comes to scientific development, and said that when countries develop scientifically, the boundary between scientists and society is being formed and that society needs to define the relationship between scholars and society. He said promoting science is a public mission of society. adding: " the popularization of science  is a national and international responsibility. He said he hoped the chair would provide a foundation for science and community connectivity and increased literacy. "The opening of the 17th UNESCO chair in Iran brings a lot of benefits and responsibilities and requires a range of networking activities," the head of NRISP said.