GraDanaInnovation and Entrepreneurship for Iranian HE Graduates through Data Analytics

The project objective is to elevate Data Analytics (DA) in HE studies in Iran and to reduce HE-enterprise gap in this regard. The ultimate goal is to improve entrepreneurship competences of Iranian graduates in order to meet emerging requirements of local and global market in DA domain.


GraDAna aims at:
-Exploiting Iran’s potentials in science and industry as a “terra incognita”, especially after the recent removal of long time sanctions and new cooperation agreements between Iran and Europeans
-Improving entrepreneurship, employability and competitiveness of graduates through modernised trainings in DA and related disciplines
-Supporting the 2nd largest unemployed group of graduates in Iran (IT sector) by enhancing their professional competences
-Addressing “Iranian Governmental Policy on Developing Strategies to Support VET for HE Graduates”
-Proving the extrovert, multicultural and collaborative EU approach to globalization
Sharing European expertise from internationally renowned HEIs and cross-fertilization with Iranian priorities in HE
-Inclusion of regional business/industry stakeholders in the project events.



Project Team


  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
  • Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)
  • Vienna University of Technology (TUW)
  • ZettaComputics GbR (ZC)
  • Web2learn (W2L)
  • University of Tabriz (TU)
  • Shiraz University (SU)
  • Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK)
  • Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU)
  • IAU of Qazvin