A meeting was held on April 17, 2017 at SUT’s Presidential Office with the presence of Dr. Panchenko, Chairman of the Board of Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Mr. Usoltsev, Head of International Relations Department of RFBR, and Mr. Duyunov, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
After a brief introduction of SUT, and its relationships with Russia, by Dr. Movaghar, Dean of International Affairs, several professors of Sharif presented their projects appropriate to be done in collaboration with RFBR.
As Dr. Panchenko mentioned, RFBR is satisfied with the quality of projects delivered by Sharif and other prominent Iranian institutes and for this reason, they have increased the number of grants to Iranian projects from 12 to 18. At the end of the session, two projects from SUT out of three proposals delivered were accepted by RFBR. They are Dr. Akbari’s project from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Dr. Ejtaehadi’s from the Department of Physics.
It is worth mentioning that RFBR is one the leading institutes in fundamental research in the Russian Federation.