The Proceedings of the Seminar on Mathematical Sciences and Challenges has been published in 400 pages by Tarbiat Modares University. Held last year, this seminar was jointly organized by the Commission for the Advancement of Mathematics of the Academy, Tarbiat Modares University, Iranian Mathematical Society and Iranian Statistical Society.

The proceedings includes the introduction of the secretary of the seminar, the speeches of the president of the Academy and the head of the Scientific Association of Mathematics Teachers at the opening ceremony, the lectures presented at the seminar, the report of closing ceremony, seminar conclusions, etc.

The objectives of the seminar were the presentation of the current and optimal status of mathematical sciences in Iran, recognition of challenges and problems of education and research in mathematical sciences and their impacts on sustainable development.

The main axes of the seminar included: the current situation of school and university mathematics of the country; the role of mathematical sciences in sustainable development; national and international challenges in mathematics teaching and learning; mathematical sciences and social, economic, and cultural fields of their development; manpower training in the field of mathematical sciences; mathematics and scientific development of the country; and mathematical sciences and macro policy making of Iran's education system.

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