Holding the first meeting of the Russian National Working Group with the participation of representatives of member centers

The first meeting of the National Working Group on Coordination and Pursuit of International Scientific Cooperation with Russia was held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at the University’s International Conference Center, Sheikh Baha’i Hall, by the University’s International Cooperation Management. After the introductory ceremony, Dr. Abtahi, University Research Vice president, spoke about the interactions between Iran and Russia in various fields of science and technology. He spoke about Russia’s prestigious universities and their move towards internationalization. Consideration of applied knowledge, equipment and facilities in Russian universities, creativity in students, native and developed scientific school of this country, were among the reasons given by Dr. Abtahi for cooperation with Russian universities in Iran. Afterwards, Dr. Sheikhi explained the establishment of the Lomonosov Moscow State University office at Shahid Beheshti University and its activities. Then, each of the attendees discussed extensive cooperation with Russian universities. Discussions on the use of scholarships by Russian universities, the review of memorandums of understanding and joint projects with Russian universities, and the emphasis on encouraging the development of interaction with Russian universities were among the topics discussed at the meeting.