Oxford University actually does something good...
Hey, if it pisses off the Iranians, then it's a good thing...
Iran has attacked Oxford University after one of its colleges established a scholarship in honour of a woman killed during street protests in Tehran in June. The Iranian embassy in London denounced the 6,600 dollar Neda Agha-Soltan graduate scholarship offered by the university's Queen's College.
But in a letter to the university's chancellor, the Iranian embassy dismissed the decision as "a politically motivated move".
Queen's said the scholarship would help impoverished Iranians study at Oxford.
Soltan became a symbol of the wave of opposition that swept the country after president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a widely disputed election in June.
She was shot dead during an anti-government protest in Tehran.
"We believe that your college decision to abuse Neda's case to establish a graduate scholarship will highly politicise your academic institution, undermining your scientific credibility," the letter said.