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
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.
بیانیه شورای دانشگاه شریف
شورای دانشگاه صنعتی شریف در خصوص سانحه سقوط هواپیمای مسافربری اوکراین بیانیهای صادر کرد.
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.
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.
On Nov. 12, a delegation from the All-Russian Institute of Aviation Materials visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) and had a meeting with some of our faculty members.
The Russian delegations first visited Sharif Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Then they went to the International Affairs office for a meeting.
Present in the meeting were Dr. Nayebi, SUT Russia coordinator, Dr. Kordkheili from Aerospace engineering, Dr. Ramazani from Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Dr. Pourjavadi, from the Chemistry department. The Russian delegation consisted of Mr. Viacheslav Zheleznyak, Ms. Anna Gunyaeva, Mr. Anton Sorokin, and Mr. Valerii Startsev.
The meeting began with Dr. Nayebi presenting Sharif University of Technology and discussing its key strengths. Then, Dr. Kordkheili, Ramazani, and Pourjavadi each talked about their respective departments. After that, Mr. Zheleznyak started presenting his institute.
During the meeting, both sides explored ways of future collaborations and had a discussion on how to prepare a proposal for a joint project, funded by INSF–RFBR.
It should be mentioned that SUT has multiple forms of agreements with different Russian institutes, such as a joint research agreement with Saint Petersburg State University and a student exchange program with ITMO University.
On Sunday, Oct. 06, in step with the “World Space Week,” Sharif University of Technology hosted two former Russian cosmonauts, Talgat Musabayev & Anatoli Artsebarsky, where they revisit their great experience in space and then held a Q&A section.
Mr. Talgat Musabayev has spent about 340 days in space and has logged more than 41 hours of EVAs (Extravehicular activity). He currently serves as the head of Kazakhstan’s National Space Agency, KazCosmos.
Mr. Anatoly Pavlovich Artsebarsky became a cosmonaut in 1985 and has spent more than 140 days in the Mir space station.
It should be mentioned that before the start of the event, “ShadX New Horizon” student team, who hosted the program and was awarded the second position at the “AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics” international contest, Jul. 2019, explained their winning design to the cosmonauts.
On Sep. 16, Dr. Sepehri, a faculty member of Sharif Graduate School of Management and Economics (GSME) visited Tyumen, Russia. He was invited there to hold a workshop at Tyumen industrial University on “Mixed-research Methods” and “Contract Engineering” for about a week.
Dr. Sepehri was received warmly in the cold weather of Siberia, and as an ambassador of Sharif University of Technology, he discussed the strengths of Sharif with the officials of Tyumen Industrial University. Both sides agreed about future research and educational collaborations.
Dr. Sepehri was invited on Wednesday, Sep. 18, to attend a ceremony to co-sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the governor of Tyumen.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, Dr. Sepehri was invited as a key speaker in an oil and gas forum in Moscow to deliver a lecture on “Megatrends and Future Professional”.
It is worth mentioning that the region of Tyumen has vast reservoirs of oil and the Tyumen industrial University, is one of the best academic institutions of the region in Petroleum Engineering for more than 60 years.
On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Prof. Parastar Shahri, Director of Public Relations of Sharif University of Technology, visited Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (MUCTR). There, he had a meeting with Dr. Tatyana G. Guseva, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and Mr. Ilya V. Shlykov, Deputy Head of the Office of International Projects and Programs.
During the event, the officials of both sides discussed the strengths of their institutions and explored various ways of collaborations between them. In the end, an MoU was signed by both sides to mark the beginning of the joint academic cooperations of Sharif University of Technology and Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (MUCTR).
On June 16, 2019, Dr. Ghaleeb Joppie, Deputy Minister in International Affairs of the South African Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology, companied by a high ranking delegation from the Ministry and the Embassy of South Africa in Tehran visited Sharif University of Technology. They were welcomed by SUT officials, Dr. Rashtchian, Vice president in Educational Affairs, Dr. Simchi, Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Hormozi-Nezhad, Director of Research and Technology, Dr. Jahed, Director of the Office for International Students, and Dr. Asgari, Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Representative of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization.
In this meeting, the visitors were briefed on the capabilities and potentials of SUT for mutual cooperation. Areas of common interest between the two parties for scientific collaboration were expressed to be Mining Industry and Nanotechnology. This is going to happen as joint projects between SUT on one hand and South African Mining companies on the other hand. However, the collaboration will not be limited to industrial enterprises and academic programs such as professor and student exchange programs are going to be a part of the future cooperatio.
Sharif University has already hosted delegations from African countries and African Union and currently Sharif researchers are working with South African research institutes on joint research projects, particularly in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in which Iran ranks first in the Middle-East and 4th in the World.
International Students of Sharif University of Technology join Iftar gathering hosted by International Affairs’ Office. They talk about their experience as foreign students in Sharif University of Technology, the challenges they face and their concerns. In accordance with SUT policies for Internationalization of Higher Education, attracting 600 students till 2025 is set as a main goal for the university and stablishing proper infrastructure and an improvement in cultural facilities is among Sharif plans to achieve it.
On May 8, Doc. Ing. Josef Trögl, head of the Department of Technical Science visited Sharif University of Technology and had a meeting with Dr. Simchi, Dean of International Affairs at SUT, to discuss the possibility of mutual collaboration between two universities. The cooperation between Sharif and International counterparts of the same or higher world ranking has been for so long one of the Sharif’s policies for Internationalization of Higher Education. The mutual collaborations are pursued in a variety of ways such as professor/ student mobility programs, joint research projects, joint degree programs, and exchange programs. SUT currently cooperates with more than 15 international institutions and universities.
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