A number of Iranian universities have signed Memoranda of Understanding with their European counterparts to expand their science cooperation, according to an Iranian official.
Hossein Salar Ameli, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology, said the MoUs have been signed between 20 Iranian universities and 22 European academic centres.
According to a Farsi report by the Mehr News Agency, he went on to say that the cooperation would continue in the higher education field.
The deputy minister referred to the latest visit of the largest scientific-technological delegation of the European Union to Iran and said in a meeting with the European delegation, various ways for expansion of ties between Iranian and the EU universities in higher education were discussed.
“Representative of 22 European universities signed memoranda of understanding with 20 Iranian universities to launch joint scientific projects as well as exchange students.”
The two sides have pledged to provide the finance for these projects as soon as the MoUs are approved, he added.
Salar Ameli noted that the EU has attached great significance to the Iranian universities given their high quality education.
“Meanwhile, the European sides are interested to invest in Iran given the country’s great security in the region as well as the scientific potential of the Iranian scientists.”