The 5th Rectors’ Forum for Top Iranian and Russian Universities

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The 5th Rectors’ Forum of the Top Iranian and Russian Federation Universities   

13:30 Iran Local Time , 12:00 Russian Local Time

Date: 7 July,  2020

This event was held virtually in the presence of Prof. Falkov Valeriy Nikolaevich , Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and Prof. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of I.R. of Iran and also the Iranian Ambassador to Moscow and Ambassador of Russian Federation to I.R. of Iran and former ambassador and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, I.R.of Iran.

The program was started by Prof. Victor Antonovich Sadovnichy, President of the Russian Rectors’ Union , and Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University as the host and Prof. Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi, President of University of Tehran.

The Forum participants discussed the results of the past cooperatoins and measures adopted by each university in the post corona period to prevent any disruption in the continuity of joint higher eduation and research and innovation programs.

After preliminary remarks , a number of rectors  and presidents of Iranian and Russian universities presented a speech including the followings:

Russian Universities and Institutions

Russian New University , Tomsk State University , Kabardino –Balkan State University named after H.M. Berbekov, North Ossetia State University after K. L . Khetagurov, South Federal University , Kazan ( Volga Region) Federal University, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University , Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Chelyabinsk State University , Moscow State Pedagogical University , Russian University of Transport (MIIT) , Dagestan State University, Dagestan State Technical University , Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan State Technical University.

The deputies or representatives of the following Universities were also present in the meeting:

Saint Petersburg State University, Moscow State Institute ( University ) of International Relations , People’s Friendship University of Russia, Russian University of Transport  (MIIT) , Department of Russian University Transport (MIIT) , Higher School of Economics, Director for attracting foreign students at National Research University : Higher School of Economics)

 

Iranians universities

IRANIAN MEMBRES LIST

The 5th  Rectors’ Forum for Top Iranian and Russian Universities, 7 July, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

1

Prof. Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi

President of University of Tehran and Head of Meeting of the Presidents of Level  One Universities of Iran

Speaker

2

Prof. Kazem Jalali

Iranian Ambassador to Russian Federation

Speaker

3

Prof. Mehdi Sanei

Senior Advisor to I.R. of Iran Foreign Minister

Speaker

4

 Prof. Mansour Gholami

Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Islamic Republic of Iran

Speaker

5

Prof. Hosein Salar Amoli

Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation and Head of Scientific and International Cooperation Center

Presence

6

Prof. Seyed Ahmad Reza Khezri

 

Advisor to the President of University of Tehran and Secretary to The Forum of First Level Universities of  Iran

 

Presence

7

Prof. Seyed Hasan Zahraei

 

Responsible for the Permanent Secretariat of Iran and Russian Universities Union

Presence

8

Prof. Mohsen Najafi

Scientific Attaché of I.R.of Iran to Russian Federation

Presence

9

Prof. Mohammad Bagher Ghahramani

Vice President for International Affairs, University of Tehran

 

Presence

10

Prof.Ahmad Gholami

Head of Academic Working Group, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology

 

Presence

11

Abdolmajid Eskandari

 

Director General , Office of International Relations University of Tehran

Presence

12

Prof. Mahmoud Fotoohi

President of Sharif University of Technology

Speaker

13

Prof. Sadulah Nasiri Gheidari

President of Shahid Beheshti University

Speaker

14

Prof. Hossein Salimi 

President of Allameh Tabataba'i University

Speaker

15

Prof. Jalil Koohpayezadeh

President, Iran University of Medical Sciences

 

Speaker

16

Prof. Jabar Ali Zakeri

President of Iran University of Science and Technology

Speaker

17

Prof. Farhad Yazdandoost

President K.N. Toosi University of Technology

Speaker

18

Prof. Hooshang Talebi Habibabadi

President of University of Isfahan

Presence

19

Prof. Seyed Mehdi Abtahi

President of  Isfahan University of Technology

Presence

20

Pro.Ramin Kordi

TUMS Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs

Presence

21

Prof. Ahmad Motamedi

President of  Amir Kabir University of Technology

Presence

22

Prof. Mohammad Kafi

President of  Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Presence

23

Prof. Mirreza Majidi

President of University of Tabriz

Presence

24

Prof. Hamid Nadgaran

President of Shiraz University

Presence

25

Prof. Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi

President of Tarbiat Modares University

Presence

26

Prof. Ahmad Razi

President of University of Guilan

Presence

After presentations and discussions, the participants agreed upon the followings:

  • Establishing a committee to follow up the agreements
  • Creating a set point at each country
  • Organizing joint / dual degree programs
  • Establishing a joint fund for cooperation
  • Creating a fund to support collaboration among universities
  • Joining with ranking system programs of both countries
  • Increasing the amount of grants for the joint researches
  • Increasing the quota of scholarships to the Russian Federation government
  • Developing online conferences
  • Helping with establishing links among the young scientists
  • Working on drawing a road map for future cooperation
  • Promoting the links among member universities
  • Holding joint online courses
  • Helping with the reinforcement of Persian and Russian languages and literatures
  • Holding a joint committee to fight against Corona virus and exchanging experiences and expertise on this subject
  • Sharing experience on post-corona period
  • Supporting the sabbatical leaves in each country
  • Expanding  collaboration among yought be organizing joint scientific , cultural and sports programsOrganizing joint sports and cultural festivals
  • Given the promotion of bilateral ties between universities of both countries, both sides decided to further develop collaboration 
  • Broadening the existing cooperation with the inclusion of Universities from Eurasia and Central Asia region
  • Using the potential of the national focal points ( leading houses) to put into effect the decisions agreed upon in this forum 

 

At the end of the program , a resolution was circulated among the participants for  review and confirmation  by both Iranian and Russian  universities which  will serve as a roadmap for future collaboration.  


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