- Published on Monday, 24 October 2016 10:58
Dr. Hossein Ebrahimi Director General of the Islamic Azad University International Affairs after meeting with Dr. Salam Hassan Taha, Scientific and International deputy of the Higher Education Minister of Iraq and the accompanying delegates said,” visiting the Islamic Azad University is the origin of continuous cooperation between Iran and Iraq in scientific and academic sectors.”
Dr. Ebrahimi declared,” The IAU undertakes more than 50 percent of the higher education responsibilities in Iran.”
He continued, “Higher education expansion is one of the priorities of the IAU. This university has a good record of activities in research, establishment of the knowledge- Based companies, growth centers, and scientific and technological parks.”
He emphasized,” The Islamic Azad University International Affairs Office with its 5 overseas branches and other collaboration offices, has an active participation in the international arenas.”
Dr. Ebrahimi continued,” The Islamic Azad University is ready to have mutual cooperation in scientific and research scopes, student exchange and providing sabbatical leaves for the Iraqi professors at the IAU.”
The Director General stated that this university enjoys high rankings at the ISI research sector, and producing scientific articles.
Dr. Ebrahimi stated,” We provide the opportunities for Iraqi professors to cooperate with the IAU English and Arabic magazines. The IAU has 367 scientific- research magazines that can cooperate with the professors of the Iraqi universities.”
He requested the Iraq higher education delegation to visit the IAU branches.
Also, Director General of the Islamic Azad University International Affairs answered the Iraqi delegates’ questions regarding educational, research, and sport opportunities, the number of the IAU students and the process of students’ enrollments, the faculty member salaries, students’ tuition, etc at the IAU.
Dr. Salam Hassan Taha, Scientific and International deputy of the Higher Education Minister of Iraq in this meeting also said,” I am very astonished by Dr. Ebrahimi’s report on the facilities, capabilities and opportunities of the IAU.”
He stated,” The IAU is very unique, and by considering my numerous travels to the universities in different countries, I have not seen a similar university like the IAU.”
Iraqi official declared, “in this meeting, I have noticed that the facilities of the IAU is numerous, and this university has been added to the list of qualified Iraqi universities, and the opportunity for mutual collaboration between the Iraq higher education, and the IAU has been created.”
He finally said, “In this meeting it is determined to appoint delegates from the Iraq higher education and the IAU to commence and follow up more and more cooperation between these two academic and scientific organizations.”