IAU’s Cooperation with Islamic Consultative Assembly / IAU’s Int’l Branches and Offices to Increase in This Year

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 13:27

The president of Islamic Azad University aims to enhance ties with the government and parliament.

According to an IAU Public Affairs report, the president of Islamic Azad University visited representatives of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly and expressed his hopes to bolster communication and coordination with the parliament and government in order to further the country’s economic, social, and cultural development.

Dr. Hamid Mirzadeh pointed to the IAU’s 400 national branches and 6 international offices and stated that increasing the number of international offices has been placed on the agenda.

Dr. Mirzadeh stated that a 35 to 50 percent contribution to higher education, a 56 percent share in higher education development, and a 20 percent share of total national scientific output are examples which represent IAU’s significant role in scientific development.

“Over 65 thousand articles have been recorded in Scopus, a bibliographic database,” he explained and stated that IAU placed 187 in global scientific production ranking.

The IAU president also pointed to the System of Azad Cooperative Labs, SAHA and declared that more than 11 thousand workshops and laboratories have been integrated in all IAU branches. He emphasized that SAHA is a national project and is open to all students and faculty members.

“IAU also takes full responsibiity for graduate employment and implementing the SHAFA (Azad Technology Town) project and establishing incubators can pave the way for employment of graduates.

In closing, Dr. Hamid Mirzadeh expressed his hopes that the economic, social, and cultural hardships in the country be resolved through cooperation with the parliament and the Government of Prudence and Hope.

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