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MoU to Strengthen Ties Between University, Industries

MoU to Strengthen Ties Between University, IndustriesMoU to Strengthen Ties Between University, Industries

The University of Tehran and Iran’s largest Internet service provider Shatel Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for building a framework to establish a more strong connection between the industries and academia.

During a meeting also attended by the members of Presidential Office for Science and Technology, the two sides signed an agreement to forge university-business sector cooperation to help propel the knowledge-based sector forward, ISNA reported.

Majid Nili, the dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, noted that the establishment of knowledge-based economy requires the consolidation of bonds between universities and businesses.

According to Nili, the university will further direct researches conducted by students and professors toward the needs of industries and businesses. This will also enable the university to attract investment from the private sector.

In today’s world, generating knowledge and turning it into products and services are crucial to enhance technological competitiveness.

University-business cooperation is a common trend in developed countries considered by many experts to be a decisive factor in the development of science and technology.

Iran has invested in the same field during the past few years, as several universities, including Islamic Azad University, have embarked on creating mutual ties with knowledge-based firms.

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