An educational initiative of the Baha'is in Iran, case studies and statements from
What is the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE)?
In what the New York Times called “an elaborate act of communal self-preservation,”
the Baha’i community in 1987 established its own higher education programmeme to meet
the educational needs of young people who had been systematically denied access to
higher education by the Iranian government. At the time of the latest raids on its
staff and resources, the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education was offering 17 university-level
BIHE Case studies
The stories of Hamid, Parviz and Miriam - young Baha'is from Iran who were barred
from entering university because of their religion. With the help of the Baha’I Institute
for Higher Education, all have been able to develop their skills and talents to be
able to serve their country.
Statements from BIHE students
Statements made by graduates from the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education about
the value of the service that was offered to them in the face of their being barred
from attending university in Iran.