IAU to Develop its International Activities

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 13:49

Iraq and the Islamic Azad University have signed an academic-cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The head of the IAU board of trustees and directors, Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, emphasized the revision of the university’s international activities and stated that developing technological, scientific and academic relations especially with states that are considered Iran's friends and strategic partners. This is one of the university’s new measures in the field of foreign relations, ISCA reports

Dr. Velayati continued that this academic cooperation has been initiated as the first step in a new era of university management. The collaboration will first be focused on basic sciences and later will expand to engineering and medical majors and this MoU is a beginning to the furthering of cooperations in the field of university and higher education.

The head of the IAU board of trustees and directors also noted that IAU branches will be established in Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad, Basra and Kurdistan after obtaining required permissions from Iraq official authorities.

During this meeting, the representative of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Seyed Mohsen Hakim, stated that education and science are essential aspects in to the ties between the countries and considering the qualitative and quantitative advancements of the IAU, its high global ranking in the world and also its reputation as the world largest brick and mortar university, Iraq is eager to cooperate with this university. He noted that Iraq wishes to make use of all the facilities the Islamic Republic of Iran can provide to promote its country in the field of economy, culture and academia.

The IAU acting president, Dr. Ali Mohammad Nourian, explained that the Islamic Azad University will provide facilities for exchanging faculty and students, holding joint courses, scientific conferences, academic research and publishing books and journals.

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