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Iran, Iraq to Set Up Laboratories

Iran, Iraq to Set Up Laboratories Iran, Iraq to Set Up Laboratories

An Iraqi delegation from the University of Babylon visited Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology to discuss the establishment of new research centers among other topics. Ahmad Shoushtari, the head of AUT’s joint educational courses for Asia and Africa, said the two sides will cooperate in setting up laboratories in energy development and technology, Mehr News Agency reports. Shoushtari added that preliminary agreements have been reached and a memorandum of understanding will soon be signed to launch the project. Student exchange programs, admission of interns, study funds for professors and selection of visiting academics from both universities were other issues discussed during the meeting. Also on the agenda is the creation of new jointly penned academic documents, which would be published by both institutions. The University of Babylon is one of the oldest higher education institutions of Iraq with 24,000 students in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The college offers majors in engineering and technical areas, and is one of the best performing centers of Iraq.


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