In the event hosted by the University of Tehran, rectors of top 13 Iranian and 18 Russian universities met to negotiate on expansion of scientific cooperation.
This event took place on 20th October 2016, in the presence of Prof. Farhadi, H.E. Minister of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) and Dr. Sattari, Vice President for Science and Technology of the Presidency office of I.R. of Iran. Minister Farhadi opened this ceremony, by making statements on the long friendship of Iran and Russia, and referred to scientific and academic cooperation as the most important areas of interest between the two countries. Prof. Farhadi added that science and technology have an international essence, and that there are no borders and boundaries when it comes to science and technology, and therefore, such cooperation can highly get expanded through students and faculty members
The rectors of the participant universities, signed Scientific MoUs, which will serve as a base for future cooperation between the two countries. Moreover, the participants took part in three specialized panels of ‘Scientific –Educational Cooperation of Universities and Promotion of Their Competitiveness’, ‘Experiences of Universities Management and Problems of Training the Forces for the Innovative Economy ‘, and ‘the Role of Science and Technologies Parks in the Development of Universities’.
Moreover, the two sides, discussed the following as their main areas of interest: ‘developing academic cooperation’ , ‘Introducing the potential of Iranian and Russian universities for future collaboration’, ‘helping with the establishment of joint research projects’, ‘transfer of technology’ , ‘holding joint degree programs’, ‘exchange of students and faculty members’, ‘working on a regional and international university ranking system, participating in scientific students Olympiads of the two country’, ‘developing courses on Russian and Persian languages and literature’, ‘exchange of staff and students in the areas of human sciences’, ‘holding joint cultural festivals’, etc.