May 7, 2018: An academic delegation from Switzerland, consisting of representatives from Swiss National Science Foundation, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Institute for Systems and Applied Electronics, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Geneva Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, and Zurich University of Applied Sciences paid a visit to Sharif.
After a brief introduction by H.E. Dell’ Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland, some important academic Activities of SUT and Swiss Universities were introduced by Prof. Mokhtari, Director of Industrial Relations, SUT, Dr. Peter Richner, Deputy CEO, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dr. Moghim, UNESCO Chair in Water and Environment Management for Sustainable Citites, SUT, Dr. Alexandre Hedjazi, Executive Director International Affairs and Senior Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Dr. Vahid Hosseini, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SUT and CEO of Tehran Air Quality Control Co. (AQCC) and Dr. Roberto Gardenghi, Senior Researcher, Institute for Systems and Applied Electronics.
After this meeting, the delegation visited SUT’s Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INST), Bio Engineering and Health Systems Research Center (BEHSRC), Microfluidics Lab and Sharif Technology Services Complex and had a meeting with the professors and officials of these departments. Based on the visits and conversations, the parties expressed that there seems to be a huge potential for expanding collaborations between SUT and Swiss Universities throughout scientific exchanges, mobility grants, bilateral programmes and joint projects between the universities.