2nd Seminar on Internationalization of Higher Education

Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2nd Seminar on Internationalization of Higher Education (IHES2), which will be held on December 13, 2018, at “Sharif Energy Research Institute”, Tehran, Iran. Bringing together experts from around the globe, I believe this seminar guarantees an excellent opportunity to develop policy, research and related services in support of institutional efforts in internationalization and forges international relationships and collaborations between universities, research institutes, and companies.

As with the previous IHE seminar, with several eminent invited speakers and professionals, this seminar is to offer new insights into the internationalization of higher education and inspire new strategies, initiatives, and projects in this field. I hope IHES2 will prove to be an inspiring and truly productive experience for you and hope you enjoy and benefit from your time with us.


Arash Simchi

IHES2 Conference Chair




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The first seminar on Internationalization of Higher Education (IHES1), with a major theme of Mobility Programs, was successfully held on April 29-30, 2017 in Tehran University of Medical Sciences with the presence of delegates, academicians and professional administrators from different universities worldwide such as Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.



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IHES2 is to host 6 honorable speakers from Australia, Sweden, and Iran:

Dr. Mojtaba Shariaty Niassar

  • Deputy Minister for Education, Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, Iran

Dr. Thomas Andersson

  • Chair, International Organization for Knowledge, Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED)
  • International University of Entrepreneurship and Technology Association (IUET), Sweden

Dr. Mohammad Karamouz

  • University of Tehran, Iran

Dr. Abbas Maleki

  • Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Dr. Lorne Cummings

  • Macquarie University, Australia

Dr. Susan Marandi

  • Science Diplomacy Advisor to Acting Minister
  • Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Iran



[expand title="Seminar Venue"]

Sharif Energy Research Institute, Tehran, Iran



[expand title="Organizing Committee"]

The international affairs office of Sharif University of Technology is honored to organize this seminar. The local organizing committee are listed below:

Arash Simchi, Dean of International Affairs, Sharif University of Technology




[expand title="Registration"]

Information about fees can be found in the registration fees tab.

Conference registration fee includes:
- Conference bag, name badge
- Access to all conference sessions and exhibition hall
- Lunch and refreshments

IHES2 is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, visa problems, health issues, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations.

  • Registration fee is 3,000,000 IRR per person.
  • You may request a fee waiver for the officials of your institution (contact the secretariat).



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Please use the link below to fill the online registration form.







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Contact Us


International Affairs Office, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., Tehran, Iran

Tel: +98 21 6616 4780 EXT.4
Fax: +98 21 6602 2724
Email: ihes2@sharif.edu


Join Us

Please join us for the 2nd Seminar on Internationalization of Higher Education for senior international higher education leaders from around the world organized by the International Affairs Office of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. We are planning a provocative, relevant and rewarding international conference and we look forward to your participation.