UT President meets with the Rector of Higher University of San Simon, and Ambassador of Bolivia

09 April 2022 | 13:55 Code : 26866 Events
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Dr. Seyed Mohammad Moghimi, President of the University of Tehran, this morning met with Prof. Julio Cesar Medina Gamboa , Rector of Higher University of San Simon and Romina Guadalupe Perez Ramos the Ambassador of Bolivia to Iran. The meeting was held at the University of Tehran Council Hall.

Dr. Moghimi, said that the revolutionary country of Bolivia has a high position in Iranian public opinion. He added,” Anti-arrogance is a common feature of the people of Iran and Bolivia. Our duty in the scientific and academic institutions of the two countries is to work to strengthen this spirit. Arrogance uses science and knowledge as a tool of domination”.

The President of the University of Tehran added: "Unfortunately, today arrogance uses science and knowledge as a tool of domination and tries to promote science politically in the world; In a way, most of the sanctions imposed in Iran and Bolivia have been on scientific activities. Therefore, we must work to promote scientific and academic relations between the two countries.

Announcing his readiness to develop scientific relations with Bolivian universities, he noted: The University of Tehran as The first rank of Iranian universities has a special scientific status. The University of Tehran has more than 600 memoranda of understanding with universities in different countries, and graduates of the University of Tehran are active in key institutions and departments of different countries.

Dr. Moghimi, stating that the basis of development in Iran is based on knowledge and scientific research, said: "The President of our country always emphasizes the expansion of relations with revolutionary countries, including Bolivia." For this reason, we are ready to share the scientific capacity of the University of Tehran with our friends in Bolivia.

He mentioned the exchange of professors and students and the provision of scholarships to students to be introduced in Bolivia as some areas of cooperation between the University of Tehran and Bolivian universities.

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Vice President for International Affairs, University of Tehran, said that "the common experiences of the Iranian and Bolivian peoples regarding arrogance and colonialism by the US regime are similar," . Refereeing to the ranking the University of Tehran in many areas of science in The national level, he  expressed hope that the meeting would pave the way for expanding ties with the revolutionary country of Bolivia.

Dr. Masoumeh Malek, Director General of the Faculty and International Students of the University of Tehran, also said in the meeting: "Currently, about 1,000 international students are studying at the University of Tehran, most of whom have been accepted from Iraq and Afghanistan." We are ready to accept students from Bolivia as well

Abdolmajid Eskandari, Director General, Office of International Relations, University of Tehran, referring to the history of cooperation between the University of Tehran and Bolivian universities said, "Bolivia is strong in agriculture and mining,". Referring to Latin American universities, including Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador and Cuba he added that The University of Tehran is ready to cooperate with Bolivian universities in these two areas, including the Higher University of San Simon, Professors and students of this university can also spend their study opportunities at the University of Tehran.

Bolivian Ambassador to Iran said: The two countries are at an excellent point in terms of political relations

"We are at a great point in terms of political relations," said Romina Guadalupe Perez Ramos, Bolivia's ambassador to Iran, during a meeting with the president of the University of Tehran. Anti-arrogance and independence are important for both countries. We must now focus more on our academic exchanges and be able to transfer the closeness of political relations to the closeness of academic relations as well.

The Bolivian ambassador to Iran said: "I hope that the saplings that we are planting here today will bear fruit soon and in the coming months we will see Bolivian students studying at the University of Tehran and Iranian students studying in Bolivia."

"We want to add value to the resources we have and not sell raw materials," he said, referring to Bolivia's gas and lithium resources. Achieving this goal requires innovation and scientific activities, which we hope to reach a good understanding with the University of Tehran.

 

Launching Persian language courses by the University of Tehran in Bolivia

Julio Cesar Medina Gamboa, President of the University of San Simon in Bolivia, also stressed the need for the university to exchange professors and students, and welcomed the holding of Persian language courses at the University of San Simon, saying that Persian language courses could be a starting point for The future of the two universities.

Romina Guadalupe Perez Ramos, Bolivia's ambassador to Iran, also stressed the importance of launching Persian language and literature at Bolivian universities, calling language teaching a force, saying: "By starting Persian language courses at Bolivian universities, we can counter Western hegemony against countries like Iran which they are trying to destroy, we must act very powerfully and bring the facts to the world.

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Seyed Mohammad Moghimi, referring to the history and ability of the University of Tehran in the field of e-learning, said: The University of Tehran has improved its level of e-learning in the past two years. Due to the long distance between the two countries, we can use e-learning to hold courses.

The President of the University of Tehran added: "Higher University of San Simon in Latin America can be an intermediary between the University of Tehran and other universities in Latin America."

The University of Tehran can play a reciprocal role in the field of scientific communication.

The President of the University of Tehran, who signed MoU with the President of the University of San Simon at the end of the meeting, said that the establishment of Persian language and literature courses in Bolivian universities is one of the University of Tehran's interests and said: we can provide Persian courses to merchants and other groups.


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