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Coursera restores access to Iranian students

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) giant Coursera has lifted restrictions to students in Iran put in place earlier this year in compliance with US export control regulations. The restrictions on provision in Iran, Cuba, Syria and Sudan came into force when the US government released "a clearer interpretation" of how export control regulations relate to MOOCs.

Iranian students abroad hit as currency collapses

Iranians studying around the world are struggling to support themselves financially after the Iranian currency collapsed last month, due to the accumulative effect of foreign sanctions. Students must also pay up to three times what they used to and there are reports that some of the 35,000 Iranian students overseas are returning home...