Women ban from Iranian Universities: Architecture as well.

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses, and you can be sure, architecture and engenieering is on the black list.

Here the full article: Iran bans women from universities.

Under the new policy, women undergraduates will be excluded from a broad range of studies in some of the country’s leading institutions, including English literature, English translation, hotel management, archaeology, nuclear physics, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and business management.

Here some more articles or opinion papers.

Bear in mind that there are some really awesome iranian female architects such as Farshad Moussavi:

Interviwed by the AJ, she says on Inspiration: “Scheherazade, the legendary Persian Stroryteller of 1000 and 1 nights- probably the first Persian feminist- who teaches us that a woman can effectively rebel by developing her brain.

Farshid Moussavi, and the fantastic Nanterre project.

Also famous NY based office Hariri & Hariri are inspirational role models.

Nasrine Seraji also is a great presian architect, though she has been educated in the West, like the 3 previous architects.

Finally, there are iranian female architects working in Iran, such as  Malileh Farshid, who was Iran’s youngest female architect. She designed the Ahvaz Sports Complex, or Bita Ghazelayag, even though they both seem to have relocated to the US and the UK.