On November 6th, a delegation consisting of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chancellor, and a few other senior managers of University Putra Malaysia (UPM) visited Sharif University of Technology. The delegation was hosted in the President’s office by Prof. Fotuhi, President of the University, Prof. Movaghar, Head of the International Affairs Office, and Heads of the Industrial Relations Office, Graduate School and International Students Office of Sharif.
During the meeting and after a brief introduction of the achievements and vision of Sharif in the upcoming years by Prof. Fotuhi, Prof. Aini Ideris, Vice Chancellor of the UPM introduced this university. UPM is a comprehensive university in Malaysia and is currently ranked 270 in the QS ranking. This university has a very strong international profile and collaboration with different institutes around the world.
An open floor discussion started between the participants to understand the possible fields and areas the collaborations may proceed. In this regard, it was mentioned that UPM is inclined to establish further strong collaborations with Sharif. Joint Post Graduate and Post-Doctoral programs is of interest to both parties. In this meeting, Sharif University of Technology also expressed the possibility of collaborations in the industrial sections as Joint Industrial programs, mainly in cooperation with the Sharif Technology Services Complex. This was a very new suggestion to UPM as they expressed much interest in further pursuing such programs.
After this meeting, the delegation was hosted for lunch. Visits to different parts of the Sharif Technology Services Complex were performed where activities and achievements of this complex was presented.