Ambassador of Norway to Iran at Sharif University of Technology (SUT)

Sigwald Tomin Huff, the esteemed ambassador of Norway, and his deputy head of mission, Johannes Pecklet Fordal, visited SUT on 31 June 2022.

The meeting was hosted by Dr. Jalili, president of SUT, Dr. Masihi, director of international affairs, and some of SUT faculty members.

In addition to the emphasis on the expansion of scientific and technological cooperation between SUT and Norwegian academic institutions, the ambassador propounded ways to facilitate mutual international collaborations.

Exchanging academic staff and students, conducting joint research activities with Norwegian universities, and offering dual degree programs at Kish Island International Campus were among the subjects discussed at the meeting.

Environmental issues and Microplastics were specifically discussed as significant research topics. The meeting concluded with the delegation’s visit to Sharif Technology Services Complex and one of the research laboratories.

Rector of North-Caucasus Federal University of Russia Visiting Sharif University of Technology

A delegation from Russia visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) on Monday, June 20, 2022.

The delegation of the North-Caucasus State University (NCFU), one of the largest and most comprehensive state universities in Russia, visited SUT and met with the President of Sharif University of Technology.

The members of the Russian delegation included the Honorable Rector of the North-Caucasus State University, Dr. Dmitry Bessalpov, and his colleagues, Dr. Igor Kryuchkov, Dr. Vladislav Babayantz, and Mr. Dmitry Kalnichenkov.

In addition to Dr. Jalili, the esteemed President of SUT, Dr. Masihi, Director of International Affairs, and a group of faculty members hosted the NCFU delegation. Besides signing a memorandum of understanding, the meeting was intended to review the industrial capabilities of Sharif University of Technology and explore possible collaboration opportunities between the two institutions.

Following a tour of SUT's laboratories and Sharif Technology Services Complex, the meeting continued with a lunch session at the international affairs office.

At the meeting, the president of SUT discussed possible methods of expanding cooperation, such as dual degree programs at Kish Island International Campus and conducting research in the fields previously discussed in a webinar between the two parties, such as electronic engineering, power, machine learning and etc.

Kazan University Representatives Visits Sharif University of Technology to Strengthen Collaboration

International Affairs of Sharif University of Technology (SUT) hosted a delegation from Kazan University, Russia, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022.
Dr. Timirkhan Alishev, Vice President for International Affairs, and Mr. Rauf Sabirov, Dean of Admission to Kazan University, along with Dr. Mikhail Varfolomeev, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Mr. Vladislav Sudakov, Deputy Director for Innovation Technologies, Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies attended this meeting.
The meeting was held at the Office of International Affairs and was hosted by Prof. Masihi, Director of International Affairs, Dr. Bazargan, Vice President for International Students, and Dr. Ghaffari, President of Kish International Campus.
SUT signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kazan University in 2018, and during the meeting held on 15th June 2022, the institutions discussed areas of interest in defining joint industrial projects and holding joint dual degree programs on both SUT's Tehran campus and Kish Island campus.

Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of Iraq at Sharif University of Technology (SUT)


On May 31, 2022, a meeting was held at SUT with Amjad Hameed Abd-Alrazaq, the Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of The Republic of Iraq, and Mohammad Baqir Hakim, the Head of Public Relations.

They were received by the Director of International Affairs, Dr. Masihi, as well as the Director of International Students, Dr. Bazargan. After a brief presentation of SUT, the parties discussed the potential lines of collaboration between SUT and Iraqi universities.

The meeting focused on increasing SUT's academic interaction and collaborations with the top six universities in Iraq and recruiting elite students from Iraq.

During the meeting, Dr. Abd-Alrazaq offered to lay the groundwork for SUT and the six top universities in Iraq, to develop bilateral and multilateral collaborations.

Representatives of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Visit Sharif University of Technology (SUT)


On May 28th, 2022,  SUT hosted two professors from LUMS, Professor Sikandar Ahmad Shah and Professor Taimur Rahman. Evaluating ways to implement the MOU previously signed between SUT and LUMS in 2019 and expanding further collaborations, were among the objectives of this meeting which was held in International Affairs Office.

Ambassador of Japan Visits Sharif University of Technology (SUT)

In a meeting that was held on May 10, 2022 at SUT’s presidential office, H.E. Mr. AIKAWA Kazutoshi, Ambassador of Japan in Iran, and Mr. MATSUSHITA Satoshi, Deputy Head of Information and Cultural Center of Embassy of Japan, visited SUT.

Dr. Jalili, President of SUT, Dr. Masihi, Director of International Affairs, and the International Affairs Consultant received them at SUT and after a brief presentation of SUT, the parties discussed the potential lines of cooperation between Sharif and Japanese universities.

H.E. Mr. AIKAWA Kazutoshi stated that Japanese universities are more than willing to have active collaboration with SUT, one of the most reputable universities in the world. Cooperative projects between the two parties entail upgrading the scientific and technological status of their universities, enhancing scientific and research cooperation, and establishing extensive industrial partnerships.

Members of the meeting also had a tour of the Sharif Technology Services Complex at the end of their visit.

Sharif University of Technology and UMSS sign an agreement to Further Academic Cooperation


SUT hosted the Bolivian Ambassador and the President of the UMSS university of Bolivia on Saturday, April 9, 2022, to discuss further academic cooperation.

A meeting was held with the President of SUT, Director of International Affairs, Deputy Director of International Students, and the Representative of Bolivian Affairs.

The major goals of the meeting were to explore ways of expanding academic cooperation, establishing extensive participation in industrial projects and postdoctoral programs, participating in the in-service training program for faculty members of the UMSS, and increasing its scientific and technological status.

With 82,000 students and 1,500 professors across 68 different fields of Engineering, Basic Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences, San Simon University is the second-largest university in Bolivia.

Both universities discussed their contributions to science during this visit, and the Presidents of UMSS and SUT were enthusiastic about expanding the cooperation between the two universities in different fields and projects.

At the conclusion of this visit, an agreement was also signed between the two universities.

5th SRSF Announcement

The “Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology” website has announced the 5th round of Silk Road Scientific Fund. Researchers looking for collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the fields of cognitive sciences & nanotechnology are encouraged to submit their proposals before July 19, 2020.

The fund also supports joint workshops in the following fields:

Nanotechnology, Renewable Energies, Cognitive Sciences, Advanced Materials, Water Science, and Biomedical Engineering

More info here.

SUT Council’s Statement on the PS752 Plane Crash

SUT Council’s Statement on the PS752 Plane Crash

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Merciful

“Verily we belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

To the honorable people of Iran

The painful demise of 176 passengers of the PS752 Ukraine International Airlines flight, including 16 SUT alumni, left us all in shock and indescribable grief. On behalf of the SUT community, the University Council extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families of this tragic incident. The SUT community requests for a public inquiry to be set up to determine the causes behind this catastrophic error and for negligent persons to be persecuted accordingly.  By enforcing managerial changes and modifying sensitive decision-making procedures, we sincerely hope that such disastrous accidents can be prevented in the future. Moreover, it is of utter importance that the public are informed of the facts and causes of such disasters at the earliest opportunity in order to prevent further irreparable damage to public trust.


SUT’s Council

بیانیه شورای دانشگاه شریف

شورای دانشگاه صنعتی شریف در خصوص سانحه سقوط هواپیمای مسافربری اوکراین بیانیه‌ای صادر کرد.

متن بیانیه؛

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

انا لله و انا الیه راجعون

ملت شریف ایران

حادثه دردناک جان باختن 176 مسافر و خدمه هواپیمای مسافربری 752 خطوط بین المللی اوکراین شامل تعدادی از نخبگان دانشگاه های کشور که 16 تن از دانش آموختگان عزیز دانشگاه صنعتی شریف نیز در میان آنها بودند، قلب هر انسانی را به درد می آورد. شورای دانشگاه صنعتی شریف به نمایندگی از استادان، دانشجویان، کارکنان و دانش‌آموختگان و در یک کلام خانواده بزرگ دانشگاه صنعتی شریف ضمن عرض تسلیت و ابراز همدردی عمیق با خانواده‌های داغدیده این حادثه از ملیت‌های مختلف، مصرانه از مدیران کشور درخواست دارد که جزئیات این اشتباه فاجعه بار مورد بررسی دقیق قرار گرفته و مسئولان این حادثه جانگداز بدون هیچ گونه مسامحه و کوتاهی شناسایی، معرفی و مورد پیگرد قانونی قرار گیرند. انتظار این است با ایجاد تغییرات مدیریتی لازم و اصلاح فرآیندهای تصمیم‌گیری حساس در سطوح مختلف، مانع از بروز چنین حوادثی در آینده شده و با اطلاع‌رسانی بموقع و صادقانه در این قبیل فجایع ملی از وارد آوردن لطمات بیشتر به اعتماد عمومی جلوگیری شود.

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A delegation from SUT’s Center for Philosophy of Science paid a visit to SPBU

On Friday, Nov. 22, a delegation of Sharif University of Technology (SUT) faculty members, consisting of Dr. Ebrahim Azadegan, Head of the Philosophy of Science group, Dr. Hassan Hosseini, and Dr. Arash Abazari visited the Institute of Philosophy of Saint Petersburg University (SPBU).

They attended a workshop named “Theoretical on Applied Ethics: Traditions and Perspectives 2019”, in which Dr. Azadegan gave a lecture.

During this two-day visit, the SUT delegation met with SPBU Institute of Philosophy’s officials, Dr. Sergey Dudnik & Dr. Tigran Tumanian, where they discussed the establishment of joint master’s degree program in philosophy, holding joint summer and winter schools, and student and faculty mobility programs in philosophy.

It is worth mentioning that SUT and SPBU have signed an MoU in 2018 which has been implemented in terms of student/faculty mobility, joint research initiatives, and summer school programs.