The Supreme Leader considers that university professors have a crucial role in society. They are responsible for the education of the youth, thus he sees them as the basic building bloc of the future of the Revolution. According to him, the important role of university professors lies in strengthening the national values of students, so that the students aim to enhance the independence of the nation, not to make it subservient to foreign countries. Khaminai considers that not any university professor out there is qualified for this task. Professors have to first pass the test of focusing their vision on on their own nation, without taking foreign countries as a model for Iran to follow. Otherwise, no student will graduate from an Iranian university while having the nation’s independence as his or her concern.