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Shiraz Univ. Signs 20 Deals With Foreign Varsities

Shiraz Univ. Signs 20 Deals With Foreign VarsitiesShiraz Univ. Signs 20 Deals With Foreign Varsities

Head of Shiraz University's International Relations Office said 20 memoranda of understanding have been signed with several foreign universities in the past two years.

Zohreh Azimifar made the announcement during the ceremony for signing an MoU with the German University of Passau.

“The MoU pertains to exchange of students and professors as well as expansion of joint scientific and research projects between the two countries,” Azimifar was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

“The agreement would enhance the scientific level of the university by taking advantage of the knowledge of researchers. Student groups from the University of Passau in Germany can be dispatched to Shiraz University to become familiar with Iranian culture and learn the Persian language.”

She noted that on the basis of the new deal, German university students can travel to Shiraz, enjoy the Iranian university's educational opportunities and attend short-term Persian language courses.

“In line with its long-term goals to enhance quality and quantity as well as globalize academic communication, Shiraz University has put on the agenda exchange of information with world universities and with prestigious research centers inside and outside the country,” she said.

The official reported the increasing scientific collaboration with prominent international universities after the implementation of JCPOA and said scientific centers in Germany are willing to boost ties with Iranian universities.

Azimifar said University of Passau is one of the five top universities in the field of basic sciences.

“German universities enjoy a high scientific level in the West and they have a say in technological and practical aspects. So far, MoUs for joint scientific cooperation have been signed with six major German universities, as we look forward to expand and deepen international relations,” concluded the official.