Dr. Tehranchi:

IAU, Syria Universities Have Capacities for Joint Scientific Co-op

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 12:16

There are great scientific capacities between Islamic Azad University and universities in Syria, said IAU president in his two-day visit from Syria.

According to an ISCA report, Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi met and negotiated with Syria’s Minister of Higher Education Bassam Bashir Ibrahim and head of Damascus University, M. Maher Kabakibi about enriching academic quality.

Dr. Tehranchi explained that the travel of Syria’s president to Iran could open a new horizon in both countries’ relations, goals and occasions. He continued that in a period of history, from the east of Iran to the lands of Levant had been the world’s scientific authority, “Historians believe that if that golden age of science and civilization wasn't existed, West would have never come to modernity."

The IAU president declared that right now, Islamic Republic of Iran ranked 16th in scientific output also took the 2nd place in training engineers and ranked 4th in nanotechnology in the world. He added that being unique as well as compiling by prominent Iranian scientists, is the great difference between Iranian scientific outputs and productions with other countries in the region.

Dr. Tehranchi expressed IAU’s readiness for creating scientific and academic relations with universities in Syria, also noted that the extent and sub-sections interactions must be evaluated, supported and guided in order to plan new ways for scientific collaboration.

IAU Science and Research signed a cooperation MoU with Damascus University to boost academic cooperation between their countries. Both Iran and Syria, through the agreement, will have the opportunity to strengthen their relations on educational and academic levels.

In April 2018, Velayati visited Syria to discuss the launch of IAU branches in Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia. He announced at the time that the IAU has about 1.5 million students, adding that the university was ready to open a center for its regional activities in Syria.

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