Alzahra University to Run a Branch in Iraq

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:03

The head of Alzahra University has stated that we are making an attempt to strengthen academic cooperation and transfer experiences with Iraq.

According to an ISCA report, a group of Iraqi delegates, headed by H.E. Dr Qusay Al-Suhail, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research met with Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Dr. Mahnaz Mollanazari, head of the Alzahra University.

Dr. Mollanazari explained that during recent years Alzahra University has signed many cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi Universities and more than 20 Iraqi students are studying in this university right now.

In this meeting, the ministers discussed expanding and strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Referring to the existing cultural, religious and social similarities and so, having awareness on the existing challenges in Iraq, Dr Al-Suhail highlighted the need for making arrangements between the highest levels of two sides, for a brighter future.

Minister Gholami also confirmed the importance of expanding and deepening the cooperation between Iranian and Iraqi universities and research institutions, and announced that there are currently 3,300 Iraqi students studying at Iranian universities; 700 of which are at PhD levels. He also announced MSRT’s readiness in admitting more Iraqi students (both self-financed and sponsored by MSRT) at Iranian universities.

Moreover, due to having geographical, environmental similarities and having common industrial, social and cultural challenges, he pointed exchange of students, researchers and lecturers and undertaking joint venture research projects, as two of the main ways of expanding such cooperation.

Furthermore, the two ministers described the roadmap for future cooperation in enhancing cooperation from academic to research, undertaking joint exchange between Al-Zahra University and Iraqi universities in post-graduate studies and undertaking Joint Venture research projects between Sharif University of Technology and Iraqi universities.

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