Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 17 (2011)


ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2011

17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 9 – 12, 2011, Svratka, Czech Republic
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Editors: Vladimír Fuis

Copyright © 2011 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-33-8 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS TO MODERNIZATION OF IRAN (1851-1938): A HISTORICAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL
Guran A.
pages 17 - 24, full text

Contributions of Czechoslovakian engineers and scientists to the development of industry and education in Iran goes back to the year 1851, when August Karel Kříž (1814-1886) from Tábor and Jakub Eduard Polak (1820-1880) from Velká Mořina at Karlštejn were sent to Tehran to teach in the first Iranian technical school of European style (Dar al-Funun). During the two world wars Czech companies like Škoda Work and ČKD built parts of trans-Iranian railway, as well as numerous buildings, bridges, power plants, glass factories, sugar factories, palaces and theater halls in Iran. Working with Iran was so important during the first republic (1918-1938) that Charles University built one of the most prestigious departments of Persian studies in the world and many prominent researchers in the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague were involved in Iranian studies.


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