A group of girl students studying Ph.D. at Tehran University, staged a protest in the morning of June 14, 2017, outside the Ministry of Sciences in Tehran. Their protest was against difficult conditions for granting loans, non-payment of wages and etc.
One of the protesting students said, “According to the law, Ph.D. students must receive monthly payments. Not only they do not receive any salary but the conditions for receiving loans has also become tremendously difficult compared to the past years and students cannot get loans.”
The protesters carried placards which read, “Ph.D. students have dedicated themselves to science but are worried about their living conditions”, “Being a Ph.D. student is considered a job everywhere and it receives salary”, “Doing research is my job and receiving monthly payment is my right.”
On June 13, 2017, girl students of the Chamran University in Ahwaz (southern Iran) protested deplorable living conditions in the university’s dormitories and lack of air conditioning and cooling facilities despite the approach of summer.