Iran and Cyprus Signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Science and Technology Cooperation
Following the recent visit of the ambassador of Republic of Cyprus to Tehran, Mr Petros T. Nacouzis to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Kostas Champiaouris visited the MSRT to have a meeting with Minister Gholami.
In this meeting, both sides expressed keen interest in expanding and deepening scientific and academic cooperation, and emphasis was paid on undertaking joint venture research projects and exchange of lecturers and students; in particular PhD students. In line with this, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two Ministers to provide a platform for expanding and strengthening future cooperation between the two countries.
Minister Gholami announced the high capability of Iranian universities in training experts and technicians in all fields. Referring to the high position of Iranian universities in the world, Minister Gholami stated that exchange of students and lecturers as priorities of MSRT in international cooperation, where the exchange would take place between international universities accredited by MSRT.
Announcing Iran’s readiness in strengthening the science and technology cooperation with Cypriot universities and research institutions, Minister Gholami noted current cooperation and joint venture research projects with European universities, in the form of which Iran and Cyprus can also cooperate. Referring to high capacities and potentials of Iranian researchers and scientists, he seized this opportunity for expanding scientific and academic relations between Iranian and Cypriot scientists.
In this meeting, Iranian deputy ministers of international cooperation, education, President of the Student Affairs Organisations and chancellors of universities of Allameh Tabatabai, Iran University of Science and Technology, Technical and Vocational University and other representatives of the MSRT were also present.