IAU, Syria to Expand Medical Sciences

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:18

The head of Islamic Azad University, board of trustees and directors, Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati has stated that academic majors, especially medical sciences must be jointly expanded with Syria.

According to an ISCA report, Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati met and discussed with Dr. Atef Alnaddaf, Syrian Minister for Higher Education, in IAU Central Organization and emphasized on developing high tech majors, especially in the field of medical sciences.

As Dr. Velayati noted, due to the available IAU facilities, the university is ready to provide the possibility of teaching Persian Language as well as holding joint courses with Syrian and Iranian professors’ cooperation.

Speaking at a meeting with Syrian Minister of Higher Education Atef Nadaf in Tehran on Tuesday, Velayati offered his congratulations over the recent victories of the Syrian army and allied forces in southern parts of the country, particularly in Daraa.

"The Islamic Azad University is fully ready to cooperate with Syria's Ministry of Higher Education and the Syrian universities in the area of exchanging expertise and granting scholarships for Syrian Masters and PH.D students," Velayati said, according to SANA.

Nadaf, for his part, hailed the results of his ongoing trip to Tehran and expressed his gratitude for the Islamic Republic’s support for the Syrian government’s anti-terrorism campaign.

In the same context, Syria and Iran inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of higher education and medical research.

The Memo was signed in Tehran on Tuesday by Minister of Higher Education Dr. Atef Nadaf and Iranian Deputy Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education for Education Affairs Baqer Larijani in the Presence of Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Dr. Adnan Mahmoud.

According to SANA, the MoU includes cooperation in the field of supporting twinship agreements in accordance with the regulations in force in both countries and the exchange of university students, researchers and professors to participate in scientific and medical activities in both countries.

It also provides for enhancing cooperation in medical fields, boosting the skills of delegates and excelled students and training in various medical and pharmaceutical specialties such as, neurosurgery, orthopedic and cardiology and women surgery, liver transplantation, biomedical sciences, stem cells and laser technology.

Contribution in rebuilding Syrian educational institutions and hospitals universities and granting scholarships in the context of meeting the needs of the plan of the Ministry of Higher Education in Syria in the Masters and PhD were also included in the Memo.

The MoU also included the formation of educational and research work groups and the exchange of visits between the two sides with the aim of following up the implementation of the program.

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