Conference on “German- Iranian cooperation in Research” was held on Oct. 15-19, 2018, with the presence of The Iranian University Presidents invited by the German Rector’s Conference (HRK)
The Seminar was opened by the speeches of the HRK vice president who welcomed the Iranian delegation. Then Dr. Zakeri, Chancellor of Iran University of Science and Technology and “Head of Iran Leading House for Academic Cooperation with Germany” expressed the background of the cooperation of Iranian and German universities and the activities of the “Iran Leading House for Academic Cooperation with Germany”.
He mentioned the establishment of the joint committee of the two countries, programming for more interactions to reach joint projects among the universities, holding of the Iran- German Science Day at IUST in Feb. 2017, and holding of the international proposal workshop for the faculty members as the most important cooperation led by the two parts.
After the opening ceremony two sessions with the subjects of “universities and their roles in the research perspective” and “the international research cooperation framework”, and a round table discussion with the subject of “the prospect of the international cooperation among Iranian and German universities” were held in the morning and afternoon.
This conference was held following its first event held at Allameh Tabatabaee University in June 2017, and was hosted by Marburg University with the coordination of German Rector’s Conference (HRK) and “Iran Leading House for Academic Cooperation with Germany”.
Before the conference, 11 Iranian university presidents visited Darmstadt University and Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Presidents or vice presidents of Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, from Germany, as well as the president and directors of HRK also attended this meeting.
Presidents and vice presidents of Iran University of Science and Technology, University of Tehran, Alammeh Tabatabaee University, Isfahan University, Mashhad Ferdowsi University, from Iran and Marburg University, Dresden Technical University, Humboldt University of Berlin, Koln University, University of Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt University delivered speeches in the program.