Kish Island to Host 2018 Middle East– Europe Forum

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 14:09

The University of Tehran and Kish Free Zone Organization in collaboration with four other major Iranian universities will host Middle East– Europe Forum on October 19-21, 2018.

According to the official website, scheduled for Kish Island on October 19-21, the Forum sets out to craft a way forward for translational research to promote innovation and solutions in support of prosperity and a sustainable future.

Part of the task has to do with strategy how to build a joint platform for addressing climate change, the restoration of ecosystems, resilient and dynamic cities, sound governance and the engagement of people in support of sustainable life-style and a circular economy.

Meanwhile, in-depth discussions will aim to lay the basis for cross-border match making of research and innovation activities in three areas; water, renewable energy, and non-communicable disease (NCDs).

Sharif University Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and the Iran University of Medical Sciences will host the conference.

The hosting universities aim to establish and strength a network of key decision makers in the science systems of Middle Eastern and European research institutions and find solutions to overcome hurdles for collaboration; incl. institutional, practical and cultural.

The conference will bring together actors from European countries such as Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as from the wider Middle East region, e.g., Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

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