45 Percent of the Signed MoUs have been Implemented
In a meeting with the chancellors and representatives of Iran’s top universities and research institutions, the Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation, Prof. Salar Amoli, stated that in 2015, 24 % of the signed Memorandums of Understanding at both ministerial and university levels were implemented, the rate of which has increased to 45% in 2017.
Prof. Salar Amoli added that expanding international relations is the most suitable approach for increasing the world rank of our universities to the world’s top 200, and emphasized on the importance of identifying the target countries and updating their relevant roadmap.
Furthermore, he announced that in 2017, 150 joint venture projects were implemented (a number of which can be named as 17 with Austria, 15 with France, 2 with Italy and 10 with Pakistan). Moreover, 18 and 10 projects are being finalized with Germany and India, respectively. There are also 26 ICRP projects, 6 with South Africa, 33 for National Elites, and 11 projects for Iranians residing abroad, currently being implemented.
The Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation also referred to the concept of Brain Circulation, where Iranians residing abroad can assist the Iranian academics and researchers inside the country, expand their academic relations with universities and research institutions abroad.