Iran: Academic freedom

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 Iran

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.083
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.155
 Min - Max 0.083 - 0.214
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 0.155 index points with a minimum of 0.083 index points in 2022 and a maximum of 0.214 index points in 1979. The latest value from 2022 is 0.083 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iran - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.


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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.171 2022 index points
 Government accountability -0.523 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.213 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.777 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.394 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.083 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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