Several officials from different regions of Italy paid a visit to Sharif on April 19, 2017. Valeria Fascione, Regional Minister for Startups, Innovation, and Internationalization of Campania Region, Guido Fabiano, Regional Minister for Economic Development of Lazio Region, Vincenzo Lipardi, Secretary General of the City of Science, Naples and Raffaela Farrina, Officer for Internationalization of Campania Region constituted this Italian delegation. During the meeting, Prof. Fotuhi, President of SUT, focused on the profound academic affinity between Sharif and Italian universities. As Prof. Futhi noted, Italy is the first in the number of MoUs signed with Sharif University of Technology. Following the meeting, Prof. Movaghar, Dean of International Affairs, mentioned the deep cultural affinity between Iran and Italy and expressed his hope that the academic collaborations between SUT and Italian universities continue to develop in the future.
The Italian delegation expressed their desire to expand economic and academic collaborations with SUT, especially with respect to joint knowledge-based projects.