New Chapter of International Collaboration Between SUT and Russia

On February 28th 2024, Deputy Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation and a delegation of Russian university rectors, including Southern Federal University, Altai State Technical University, and Nizhny Novgorod State University visited SUT.

Initially, Russian delegation visited Sharif Technology Services Complex and got familiar with technological offices and centers at this complex. Then they took a visit of Superconductor Electronics Research Laboratory at the Electrical Engineering Department.

Next, the Russian went the President’s Office and were given a sincere welcome by the president of university and other vice-presidents.

At this session, the vice-president of education, vice-president of research and technology, and the deans of the School of Computer Science, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering School, Energy Engineering Department and Sharif Convergence Science and Technology participated.

Both sides expressed their enthusiastic interests of collaboration and stressed to strengthen this bilateral cooperation between SUT and Russian universities in the fields of joint paper publications, joint research programs, and etc.

Indian Ambassador to Tehran Visits SUT

On February 27th, 2024, the ambassador of India Mr. H.E. Rudra Gaurav Shrestha, and the cultural affairs attaché of the embassy in Tehran visited SUT and got familiar with the educational, research, and innovation atmosphere at SUT.

This session was held at the president’s office of SUT, the director of the International Affairs Office, and a group of faculty members from departments such as chemical and petroleum engineering and Sharif Institute of Convergence Science and Technology also attended this session.

At this meeting, the president of SUT warmly welcomed the Indian delegation and elaborated on the close collaboration between SUT and some Indian universities and institutes in terms of joint paper publications, MoUs, and also Indian students who are studying in the main campus and Kish International campus.

At the end of the session, the Indian delegation took a visit to the Institute of Nano-science and Technology.

SUT Hosts Academic Delegation from Uzbekistan

On January 6th, 2024, a scientific and academic delegation from some universities including Bukhara State University, Tashkent State Agrarian University, Tashkent State Agrarian, Karshi State University, Termez State University, Urgench State University, and the Ministry of High Education, Science and Innovation of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited SUT.

In the course of this session with the president of SUT, the director of the International Affairs Office, and the Vice-president of Education Affairs, Vice- President for Science and Technology of SUT both sides explored some fields of collaboration in terms of exchange programs, students and professors exchange, and also implementation of a SUT branch in Uzbekistan. Both sides signed some MoUs to activate the mentioned issues in the near future.

At the end of the session, the delegation took a tour of Sharif Technology Services Complex, the Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, Sharif Innovation Tower, and HPDS knowledge-based company in Sharif Innovation District.

SUT and Gulf College from Oman on the Brink of Collaboration

On December 19th, 2023, Prof. Taqi Al Abdwani as the deputy chair of the Gulf College of Oman visited SUT and held a meeting with the president of Sharif University of Technology. In this meeting, both sides explore and discuss the potentials and opportunities for academic and research collaboration. After the meeting, the delegation visited Sharif Technology Services Complex and SUT Institute of Nano science and Technology to become familiar with the technological atmosphere inside the university.

SUT Starts Mutual Academic Collaborations with Ural Federal University from Russia

On December 4th, 2023, Kovalev Natalia, a representative of the Center for International Student Mobility and Recruitment at Ural Federal University, visited SUT to gain insight into the university's technological, innovative, and entrepreneurial atmosphere. During the visit, Natalia toured Sharif Services Complex, Sharif's Institute for Convergence Science and Technology, and the Data Storage Center. Following the tour, a session was held in the presence of Dr. Masihi, Director of the International Affairs Office, Dr. Vousoughi, Russian Universities Relation Section, and Dr. Bazargan, Dean of the International Student Office. The parties discussed opportunities for reciprocal collaboration, including academic exchange programs, student exchange, sabbatical leaves for professors, Ph.D. students, and joint research programs.

Acknowledging Sharif University of Technology for Carrying Out Joint Projects with Iranian Overseas

The Center of International Scientific Cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology appreciated the excellent performance of Sharif University of Technology and several other active universities in carrying out joint projects using the scientific capacity of Iranians living abroad during a meeting on Saturday, December 2nd. In the meeting, Dr. Mohammadreza Mohammad Zadeh Attar, the Deputy Director of The Center of International Scientific Cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, discussed the structure and activities of the scientific and technological working group of the Supreme Council for the Affairs of Iranians Abroad. This working group is a subset of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and is headed by the Minister of Science, Research and Technology. Regarding the planning of a working group to support scientific programs with the participation of Iranians abroad, he stated that the Ministry of Science provides special support to projects in fields such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, biotechnology, quantum, data engineering, cognitive science, water resources management, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. Additionally, the Ministry also facilitates science and technology exchange and organizes specialized conferences and meetings between Iranians inside and outside the country.

Sharif University Makes Groundbreaking Debut at China’s International Education Conference, Forges Stronger Connections with Universities and Science Parks

Beijing - Sharif University of Technology, alongside a delegation from prominent Iranian universities, marked its first-ever participation at the esteemed China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education. The three-day event, held from October 26th to 28th, brought together university representatives from across the globe. This significant milestone was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the Student Affairs Organization within the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.

The delegation featured esteemed members from the Student Affairs Organization, as well as international affairs managers from Sharif University of Technology, Tarbiat Modares University, Isfahan University of Technology, and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. As the nation prioritizes the attraction of international students, the goal is to surpass the current count of 107,000 international students to exceed 250,000 within the next four years.

Expanding on their participation in the conference, Sharif University, as part of the scientific liaison programs established by the Islamic Republic of Iran in Beijing, embarked on insightful visits to local universities and science and technology parks. Notably, the delegation explored the National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NCNST), encompassing its cutting-edge laboratories. Additionally, they visited Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), renowned for its 21 faculties, 35,000 students, including 2,800 international students, and four active branches. Further, the delegation explored TusPark Tsinghua University Science Park, a thriving hub for approximately 5,000 startups under the management of TusHolding, along with a visit to the Institute of Process Engineering.

During these engaging encounters, fruitful discussions and exchanges regarding various forms of collaboration took place. The spectrum encompassed student and faculty exchanges, joint projects, and the implementation of training courses. A significant milestone was reached as a cooperation agreement with the National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Beijing (NCNST) was finalized, cementing the path for future collaborative endeavors.

Expanding Horizons: SUT and University of Nanjing Establish a Promising Scientific Partnership

On Monday, October 23rd, 2023, a delegation from Nanjing University, China, including Mr. Tan Tainiu, Hua Tao, Lu Huiyan, Zhang Tang, and Ms. Huoji, the deans and administrators of the university's faculties, visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) to become familiar with the educational, technological, and research activities of the university.

Initially, the professors from Nanjing University visited the Sharif Innovation District, including the Sharif Technology Tower and Bontech Technology Tower, to observe the technological advancements and knowledge-based businesses in the innovation district. They were introduced to technological innovations and entrepreneurial ventures in this area.

Subsequently, the delegation visited the office of the university president, where they engaged in discussions with the university's president, administrators, and faculty members to explore areas of interest and expand academic interactions. One of the areas of interest was active and effective participation in the International Energy, Resilience, and Sustainability Conference, scheduled to be held next year on the 18th April, 2024 by the university, with the presence of energy experts and managers from regional countries.

Considering the academic standing of Nanjing University and the shared areas of collaboration, particularly in engineering fields, initial agreements were made to support joint research projects between the professors of both universities and develop joint educational programs at the postgraduate level.

At the end of the session, a memorandum of understanding was signed to facilitate international interactions and collaborations between the two universities.

Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Sharif University of Technology

On Monday, October 23rd, 2023, the esteemed Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dr. Zahedi, accompanied by a delegation from the Tajikistan Embassy in Tehran, visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) to familiarize themselves with the educational, technological, and scientific activities of the university.

The session commenced at the office of the respected President of SUT, with the presence of university officials, faculty members, and administrators, who warmly welcomed the delegation. After a brief presentation highlighting the university's activities and standing, Dr. Abbaspour, the secretary of the International Energy Conference, introduced the conference and its significance. Furthermore, Dr. Ardekani discussed SUT's international collaborations in environmental areas, particularly water and energy, emphasizing the mutual interests and initiatives between SUT and various countries.

The esteemed Ambassador of Tajikistan expressed his delight in visiting Sharif University of Technology and discussed the cultural similarities between Iran and Tajikistan. He viewed this as a foundation for fostering bilateral cooperation in technical and engineering domains between SUT and Tajikistan's technological universities. He introduced Tajikistan as a country abundant in water resources and suitable for developing hydroelectric power capacity. He also mentioned some of the country's international initiatives, such as the Water for Sustainable and Stable Development program and the Refrigerator Preservation program.

Furthermore, he evaluated the upcoming period as opportune for scientific and technological interactions between SUT and Tajikistan's technology universities, considering the visits of the Presidents of both countries and the positive relations between them. He expressed his readiness to personally support and participate in the Energy Conference and planned collaborations in the energy sector. Lastly, it was agreed to initiate the necessary preparations for the drafting and signing of a comprehensive memorandum of understanding to establish a legal framework for cooperation and plan future visits of SUT delegates to Tajikistan's technology universities.

SUT Delegation Explores Universities and Science Parks in Georgia

A delegation from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), consisting of the SUT university President, Director of the International Affairs Office, and several faculty members, embarked on a visit to various state and private universities in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia on 11th October 2023. The delegation aimed to gain insights into the educational and research environment at institutions such as Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Georgian Technical University, fostering potential collaborations between both sides.

During their visit, the SUT delegation also had the opportunity to explore the science and technology park in Tbilisi, where they familiarized themselves with the innovative technological and research activities taking place in this dynamic hub. Over the course of three days, Dr. Jalili the President of SUT delivered a speech to Iranians residing in Georgia, shedding light on the academic and research opportunities available in Iran. As a final highlight, the delegation paid a visit to the Iranian ambassador in Georgia, further strengthening diplomatic ties.

This visit served as an invaluable platform for SUT to exchange knowledge, explore partnership prospects, and promote academic and research opportunities both within and beyond national borders.