It's the first hint of what Ahmadinejad will do after he steps down on Aug. 4, when president-elect Hassan Rohani is to be sworn in.
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The conservative tasnimnews.com says Ahmadinejad received authorization from the country's Supreme Cultural Revolution Council to set up his university. The report was posted on the website Saturday.
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It said the "Iranians University" will focus on information technology, nanotechnology, aerospace and nuclear science.
Ahmadinejad has fallen out with his one-time conservative allies and has been sidelined since Rohani's June 14 election. But he still enjoys a significant political base, with loyalists especially concentrated in the poorer parts of the country.
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