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Prof. Tehranchi at the Closing Ceremony of ASAIHL 2018 Conference:
“Universities Should Involve in the Research Commercialization Activities
The closing ceremony of ASAIHL Conference held on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at Islamic Azad University-IAU Qazvin Branch.
The Chancellor of Islamic Azad University-IAU mentioned to the necessity for the universities to involve in the research collaborations and the related commercialization research activities, and thus they should not merely focus on education.
Prof. Tehranchi, the Board member at ASAIHL, appreciated Prof. Ninnat Olanvoravoth, the Secretary General of ASAIHL Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the President of ASAIHL Mr. Alireza Sheikh Attar, the IAU Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs and Secretary for International Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference, Prof. Bijan Ranjbar, the IAU Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology and Secretary for Scientific Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference, and Prof. Morteza Mousakhani, the Rector of IAU Qazvin Branch and Secretary for Organizing Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference.
The Conference Chairman and the Secretary General of ASAIHL also appreciated Dr. Mohammad Iman Askari, Dr. Abdollah Baradaran, Dr. Ahmad Mohseni, Dr. Mojgan Rashtchi, Dr. Mahdi Yazdani, Dr. Amir Hossein Roohi, Dr. Mohammad Ali Akbari, and all the executive staff of the conference for all their efforts and contributions in organizing the conference at the closing ceremony.
The content of Prof. Tehranchi’s speech at the closing ceremony of ASAIHL 2018 conference is as follows:
In the Name of God
Dear the Honorables,
The President, Vice-Presidents, Board Members, Secretary General and Representatives of the Member Universities of ASAIHL,
My Colleagues at Iranian Universities and Islamic Azad University Branches,
Respected Guests and Attendees,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am glad to be here in last day of ASAIHL conference 2018 with you, the honorable attendees.
It’s my honor to thank Prof. Ninnat Olanvoravoth, the Secretary General of ASAIHL, Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the President of ASAIHL, Mr. Alireza Sheikh Attar, the IAU Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs and Secretary for International Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference, Prof. Bijan Ranjbar, the IAU Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology and Secretary for Scientific Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference, and Prof. Morteza Mousakhani, the Rector of IAU Qazvin Branch and Secretary for Organizing Committee of ASAIHL 2018 Conference for all their kind efforts in holding the conference.
With reference to the articles and speeches that were delivered by the scholars within the educational and research fields and the presentation of the articles related to the conference theme focusing on teaching methods and curriculum development, it can be concluded that the topics were useful for the member universities at ASAIHL.
Since private universities bearing most of the higher education load, the discussed topics covering the major elements of higher education, could be beneficial not only for the member universities at ASAIHL but also for all the higher education institutions
My Dear Colleagues,
 As you are quite aware, the Asia, as the new flourishing power, is now the center for attention of the world, through which the role of universities could not be ignored. Thus, the universities and specifically private universities should play a significant role in this process.
Universities should involve in the research collaborations and the related commercialization research activities, and thus they should not merely focus on education. I deeply hope that, with the kind efforts of the Secretary-General of the Association, and the criteria provide by the Association’s Admission Committee, we could witness the increase in the number of ASAIHL’s members and the effective influence of the association.  
At the end I wish the new President of ASAIHL and all the respected participants at the conference safe and sound and hope you have enjoyed our country and gotten acquainted with the part of Iranian culture, hospitality, during your short stay in Iran and to bring good memories to your countries.
Thank you all”
 
 
Prof. Tehranchi in a meeting with the representatives of Poland (University of Warsaw and Polish Embassy in Tehran) at ASAIHL Conference 2018:
“The Development of Academic Collaborations between Islamic Azad University-IAU and Polish University of Warsaw”
A meeting on exploring the grounds for the establishment of Persian/Polish languages and literatures and History Studies of the two countries was held with the presence of Iranian and Polish delegations from University of Warsaw and Polish Embassy in Tehran on the sidelines of ASAIHL 2018 conference.
According to Prof. Tehranchi, the native language is the language of thinking, while the second language is the language of concepts transmitting. In today's interconnected world, we need to preserve our own local language. As stated in the Holy Quran, the existence of diverse languages spoken by diverse races and communities represents the existence of God.
Prof. Tehranchi also mentioned that if a nation forgets its own past and history, it will face failures in the future. Accordingly, the nations that had good relationships can continue and reinforce their relations in the future. In this context, we can set up friendly relationships with Polish universities based on our mutual understanding and our past histories. He declared the IAU’s readiness for settling the Polish language and literature and Poland Studies in on the IAU branches based on which it is necessary to conduct feasibility studies.   
He continued that we can develop programs for trading and business between Iran and Poland, through which the graduates could become the professionals in economic, banking, customs and marketing regulations. This model of cooperation needs no governmental fund and it can be expanded should the public find it helpful.
Prof. Maciej Duszczyk, the Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations at University of Warsaw, welcomed the suggestions provided by Prof. Tehranchi and continued that, this is the good step to be taken and in returning to Poland he will reach the consent of the University’s consent on signing the MoU till the end of January 2019.
 
 
 
 
In the 33rd General Conference of ASAIHL 2018 Announced:
  • Thailand; the New President of ASAIHL Association;
  • 2 Ph.D. Scholarships in Persian Language and Literature for the Member Universities at ASAIHL by IAU;
  • Approval of ASAIHL’s Membership Criteria and Responsibilities Proposed by Mr. Sheikh Attar, the IAU-Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, and Chairman for New Members’ Admission Committee of ASAIHL;
In the 33rd General Conference of ASAIHL 2018 Thailand was elected as the new president of the ASAIHL.
The 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Institutes of Higher Learning-ASAIHL was held with the presence of Prof. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi, the President of ASAIHL and Chancellor of Islamic Azad University-IAU, Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the Vice-President of ASAIHL, Prof. Ninnat Olanvoravouth, the Secretary General of ASAIHL, Board Members of ASAIHL, and other Member Universities at IAU Qazvin Branch.
At the General Conference, Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the President of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology from Thailand, was elected as the new periodical President of ASAIHL.
The Chancellor of IAU previously held the presidency position of ASAIHL since 2016 for two years.
Prof. Tehranchi provided his report as the president of ASAIHL during 2016-18. The content of the report is as follows:
“I have the pleasure for presenting the following report highlighting the major developments
and activities of ASAIHL for the period of 2016-2018.
ASAIHL Board Meetings:
 Five meetings of the ASAIHL Board were held during the years 2016-2018 as follows:
       1.   5 December 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
       2.   16 May 2017 in Makassar, Indonesia.
       3.   13 December 2017 in Sukothai, Thailand.
       4.   25 March 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
       5 .  10 December 2018 in Qazvin, Iran.
Conferences:
The titles of the four conferences were:
  • “Higher Education Challenges in Shaping National Competitiveness” in Indonesia during 16-19 May 2017;
  • “Better Life Expectancy through Education, Research, and Innovation” in Sukhothai, 13-15 December 2017;
  • “Higher Education for Diversity and Global Citizenship"in Japan 26-28 March 2018;
  • “The Role of Private Universities on the Developmentof Higher Education”in Qazvin, in Iran 10-13 December 2018;
Fellowship:
The ASAIHL Fellowships occupy an important place on our Association's agenda of activities, providing for study visit and exchange of scholars among member institutions.  
Islamic Azad University-IAU suggested the followings as the initiatives and determination to lead ASAIHL to greater prosperity and raise its global status:
  • ASAIHL Award.
  • ASAIHL Journal.
  • ASAIHL Bulletin.
  • ASAIHL Scholarship and Fellowship
  • ASAIHL Global Membership Expansion.  
*Regarding the ASAIHL scholarship, the IAU will provide two Ph.D. scholarships in Persian Language and Literature for the member universities at ASAIHL for the next academic year.
In the past two years, several scholars from member institutions have benefited from the fellowship attachments, the details of which are given below:
Dr. Zuratul Ain Abdul Hamid, School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, University Sains Malaysia in Penang went to Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand to lecture on the Biopolymer for Tissue Engineering: Current and Future Trends and to lecture on the Introduction of TRIZ for Inventive Problem Solving and to conduct research on development of thermo responsive biomaterials during 25 September-6 October 2017.
Dr. Jiangping Zhou, University of Hong Kong went to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand to lecture on Hong Kong and China’s urban/regional transport planning and policies during 15-22 July 2017.
Professor Abdul Rashid bin Abdullah of University Putra Malaysia went to visit Naresuan University Faculty of Business and Economics for lectures and joint research during 2-11 April 2018.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Vichayanan Rattanawiboonsom, Dean of Business Faculty of Naresuan University was invited to discuss academic collaboration at University Putra Malaysia 16-21 April 2018.
Prof. Dr. Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu of National Taiwan University visited Chulalongkorn University during 1-15 August 2018 to promote joint research collaboration in Humanities between the two universities. 
Membership Applications:
Since ASAIHL has attracted several membership applications during the last two years, in the last BOD meeting in March 2018 in Japan, Mr. Sheikh Attar, the IAU-Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, was assigned as the chairman for new members’ admission committee. In this respect, Mr. Sheikh Attar has contributed to the association via gathering the ideas and commenting on the viewpoints of the committee members (Prof. Patricia B. Lagunda, President of Baliuag University, Prof. Luisa Shu-Ying Chang, Vice-President for International Affairs–NTU, Prof. Roger Frutos, University of Montpellier, and Prof. Le Tran Binh, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi). As a result the finalized draft for the membership criteria and responsibilities was discussed and approved in the yesterday’s BOD meeting. 
Fund Raising Activities:
Air Asia has agreed to provide two tickets per year for five years as per the memorandum of agreement signed on 4 December 2016.”
 
“Presentation of 35 Papers, 2 Country Reports, and 6 Speeches at ASAIHL Conference 2018”
In his welcome Speech, Prof. Dr. Bijan Ranjbar, the IAU Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology and the Secretary for ASAIHL 2018 Conference Scientific Committee mentioned. The content of Prof. Ranjbar’s welcome speech is as follows:
In the Name of God
Dear the Honorables,
Prof. Tehranchi, the Chancellor of Islamic Azad University,
The President, Vice-Presidents, Board Members, Secretary General and Representatives of the Member Universities of ASAIHL,
Prof. Salar Amoli, the Vice-Minister for International Scientific Cooperation of I. R. Iran MSRT (Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology),
His Excellencies Ambassadors and Respected Delegates from Embassies in Iran,
My Colleagues at Iranian Universities and Islamic Azad University Branches,
Respected Guests and Attendees,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Welcome and please accept my warmest greetings from Islamic Azad University-IAU.
It is a great honor to be the host for the ASAIHL Conference 2018 on the “Role of Private Universities on the Development of Higher Education” at Islamic Azad University-Qazvin Branch (QIAU) with the presence of the representatives from the universities and higher education institutions.
I am definitely sure that the topics and presentations to be delivered by the respected guests will be effective in the development of higher education among the member universities at ASAIHL and achieving its goals. In this respect, as a member at ASAIHL, IAU has consistently tried its best for the achievement of the Association’s determined objectives.
As the Secretary for ASAIHL 2018 Conference Scientific Committee, this is to mention that out of the 71 papers and 4 country reports received by the committee, 35 papers and 2 country reports were accepted to be presented in the current conference including the reports from I. R. Iran and Thailand. In addition, during the conference 6 speeches on the “Conditions of Higher Education in the Current World” will be delivered by dignitaries from Japan, Thailand Malaysia, the UK, and I. R. Iran.
The 33rd ASAIHL General Conference and the Election of ASAIHL President, Vice-Presidents and Board Members will be held at the current session.
In the current conference held at QIAU, the key elements in higher education consisting of teaching methods and curriculum development will be discussed and investigated within 4 parallel sessions for paper presentations.
As you might be aware, IAU is the largest attending university of the world. In this view, the IAU Qazvin branch is one of the leading universities in modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones and electric vehicles and has made remarkable achievements in the scientific progress of our country. Accordingly, due to the importance of the role of private universities in the development of the countries, the topics of discussion will be beneficial for the member universities at ASAIHL. Thus, certainly valuable speeches will be presented by the dear attendees.”
 
 
In the 33rd General Conference of ASAIHL 2018 Announced:
  • Thailand; the New President of ASAIHL Association;
  • 2 Ph.D. Scholarships in Persian Language and Literature for the Member Universities at ASAIHL by IAU;
  • Approval of ASAIHL’s Membership Criteria and Responsibilities Proposed by Mr. Sheikh Attar, the IAU-Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, and Chairman for New Members’ Admission Committee of ASAIHL;
In the 33rd General Conference of ASAIHL 2018 Thailand was elected as the new president of the ASAIHL.
The 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Institutes of Higher Learning-ASAIHL was held with the presence of Prof. Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi, the President of ASAIHL and Chancellor of Islamic Azad University-IAU, Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the Vice-President of ASAIHL, Prof. Ninnat Olanvoravouth, the Secretary General of ASAIHL, Board Members of ASAIHL, and other Member Universities at IAU Qazvin Branch.
At the General Conference, Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat, the President of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology from Thailand, was elected as the new periodical President of ASAIHL.
The Chancellor of IAU previously held the presidency position of ASAIHL since 2016 for two years.
Prof. Tehranchi provided his report as the president of ASAIHL during 2016-18. The content of the report is as follows:
“I have the pleasure for presenting the following report highlighting the major developments
and activities of ASAIHL for the period of 2016-2018.
ASAIHL Board Meetings:
 Five meetings of the ASAIHL Board were held during the years 2016-2018 as follows:
       1.   5 December 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
       2.   16 May 2017 in Makassar, Indonesia.
       3.   13 December 2017 in Sukothai, Thailand.
       4.   25 March 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
       5 .  10 December 2018 in Qazvin, Iran.
Conferences:
The titles of the four conferences were:
  • “Higher Education Challenges in Shaping National Competitiveness” in Indonesia during 16-19 May 2017;
  • “Better Life Expectancy through Education, Research, and Innovation” in Sukhothai, 13-15 December 2017;
  • “Higher Education for Diversity and Global Citizenship"in Japan 26-28 March 2018;
  • “The Role of Private Universities on the Developmentof Higher Education”in Qazvin, in Iran 10-13 December 2018;
Fellowship:
The ASAIHL Fellowships occupy an important place on our Association's agenda of activities, providing for study visit and exchange of scholars among member institutions.  
Islamic Azad University-IAU suggested the followings as the initiatives and determination to lead ASAIHL to greater prosperity and raise its global status:
  • ASAIHL Award.
  • ASAIHL Journal.
  • ASAIHL Bulletin.
  • ASAIHL Scholarship and Fellowship
  • ASAIHL Global Membership Expansion.  
*Regarding the ASAIHL scholarship, the IAU will provide two Ph.D. scholarships in Persian Language and Literature for the member universities at ASAIHL for the next academic year.
In the past two years, several scholars from member institutions have benefited from the fellowship attachments, the details of which are given below:
Dr. Zuratul Ain Abdul Hamid, School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, University Sains Malaysia in Penang went to Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand to lecture on the Biopolymer for Tissue Engineering: Current and Future Trends and to lecture on the Introduction of TRIZ for Inventive Problem Solving and to conduct research on development of thermo responsive biomaterials during 25 September-6 October 2017.
Dr. Jiangping Zhou, University of Hong Kong went to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand to lecture on Hong Kong and China’s urban/regional transport planning and policies during 15-22 July 2017.
Professor Abdul Rashid bin Abdullah of University Putra Malaysia went to visit Naresuan University Faculty of Business and Economics for lectures and joint research during 2-11 April 2018.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Vichayanan Rattanawiboonsom, Dean of Business Faculty of Naresuan University was invited to discuss academic collaboration at University Putra Malaysia 16-21 April 2018.
Prof. Dr. Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu of National Taiwan University visited Chulalongkorn University during 1-15 August 2018 to promote joint research collaboration in Humanities between the two universities. 
Membership Applications:
Since ASAIHL has attracted several membership applications during the last two years, in the last BOD meeting in March 2018 in Japan, Mr. Sheikh Attar, the IAU-Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, was assigned as the chairman for new members’ admission committee. In this respect, Mr. Sheikh Attar has contributed to the association via gathering the ideas and commenting on the viewpoints of the committee members (Prof. Patricia B. Lagunda, President of Baliuag University, Prof. Luisa Shu-Ying Chang, Vice-President for International Affairs–NTU, Prof. Roger Frutos, University of Montpellier, and Prof. Le Tran Binh, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi). As a result the finalized draft for the membership criteria and responsibilities was discussed and approved in the yesterday’s BOD meeting. 
Fund Raising Activities:
Air Asia has agreed to provide two tickets per year for five years as per the memorandum of agreement signed on 4 December 2016.”