IAU Opens Office in Moscow Synergy University

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 16:21

The president of the Islamic Azad University has inaugurated an IAU office in Synergy University, Russia, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with this university.

ISCA (Iran Student Correspondents Association): Dr. Mehdi Sanaee, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian federation presented his speech on the academic position of the Islamic Azad University. Dr. Hamid Mirzadeh, president of the university explained more about its capacities, plans, and range of activities. Dr. Yuri Rubin, head of Synergy University, then took over to remark on Iran's historical and cultural background and express his appreciation of this scientific cooperation.

The presidents and administrative teams of the two universities exchanged their views on research, educational, and technological fields. Among the items discussed were implementing IAU programs in Synergy University, running joint online programs and higher educational courses, opening a Synergy University branch in Tehran, organizing mutual international business events, the earliest of which could be the Synergy World Congress in Tehran, creating a collaborative Technology Transfer Center with the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Russia and also cooperation of these universities in Dubai. Both sides were also eager to exchange faculty and students, implement mutual research plans, and transfer technology.

Dr. Mirzadeh stated that in order to develop ties between Iran and Russia, academic collaboration with foreign universities is a priority. Synergy University was chosen because it is privately-run and has similar instructional strategies with the IAU.

Accompanying the president of IAU were Dr. Ehsan Mirzadeh, Senior Assistant; Dr. Mohammad Reza Shahriari, head of Emirates IAU, and Dr. Ahmad Reza Elahi, IAU representative in Moscow.

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