President and head of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
President of the Islamic Parliament of Iran
Saied Reza Ameli
Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution
The victory of Islamic Revolution in February 1979, followed by the establishment of Islamic Republic system in Iran, brought about drastic changes in all foundations and aspects of social life. This is because any development in any system is realized by revolutionizing foundations and structures. Culture, in the meantime, enjoys a unique status so that it is impossible to imagine a change in ruling system without a change in ruling culture.
Imam Khomeini’s New Year Message on March 21, 1980 must be taken as a turning point in the history of cultural revolution. Clause 11 of his message necessitates “revolutionizing all universities across the country”, “firing university professors linked to the East or West”, and “developing the universities into a safe environment for authoring and teaching higher Islamic sciences”.