Sharif and Nestle to Expand Collaborations in Various Fields
Today, May 27, 2018: In a meeting that was held at SUT’s International Affairs Office, Mr. Giuseppe Carella, Country Manager of Nestle, along with Mr. Alireza Sarabchi, Head of Communications and Marketing Services, and Ms. Setareh Salamat, Head of Human Resources, paid a visit to SUT. In this visit, Dr. Simchi, Dean of International Affairs and Dr. Mokhtari, Director of Industrial Relations, received the delegation.
Beginning the meeting, Dr. Mokhtari introduced SUT and its active industrial collaborations. He also explained several successful examples of SUT’s industrial projects. As Dr. Mokhtari put it, SUT is first in the country in terms of industrial income and the next university lags behind it for about 40 percent. Following the meeting, Mr. Carella introduced Nestle company and its ongoing activities in Iran. As he said, cooperation with universities is one of the priorities of Nestle. Mr. Carella also explained that Nestle is active in topics such as water management, health and safety, and agriculture and is keen on collaborating with SUT in these fields. As he mentioned, reducing the rate of water consumption up to 50% in different factories and some mega-farms is one of the examples of Nestle’s successful projects in Iran.
Finally, the parties agreed upon several main topics for collaborations. These are offering internship programs to the students of SUT, doing joint projects in water management, food health and safety, and agriculture, and holding joint workshops in topics of mutual interest. Following the invitation of Mr. Carella, it was also decided that a delegation from SUT, consisting of professors active and interested in the above-mentioned fields, will visit Nestle company in the coming summer. In this visit, the parties will define the roadmap for SUT-Nestle collaborations in the future.
It is worth mentioning that Nestle has been active in Iran since 2000.