Ali Shariatmadari, Iranian politician and academic, Died at 93

Ali Shariatmadari was born in 1924 and died on January 9, 2017.

He was an Iranian academic and educationist.

He was Minister of Culture in the interim government of Mehdi Bazargan in 1979.

Ali Shariatmadari was President of the Iranian Academy of Sciences from 1990 until 1998.

Shariatmadari was also a Professor of Education at the Teacher Training University in Tehran and a member of High Council of the Cultural Revolution from 1982 until his death.

Ali graduated with a BA in Law from the University of Tehran in 1951 and went on to complete his higher education in the United States, gaining an MA in Secondary School Education at the University of Michigan in 1957.

In 1959, he awarded his PhD, by the University of Tennessee, concerned philosophy of education and curriculum planning.

His numerous publications include works on educational philosophy, education and training in an Islamic context and the role of creativity in learning.

Ali Shariatmadari passed away at 93 years old.