On Sunday, May 7th, 2023, Dr. Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, the Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Investment of Oman, led a delegation to visit Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Iran. The delegation included the Omani Ambassador to Tehran, as well as managers and heads of Omani Chambers of Commerce and Special Economic Zones. The visit coincided with the minister's trip to Tehran, where he met with Iranian officials and attended a joint trade conference between the two countries.
During the visit, Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, a member of SUT's faculty of the Energy Department, Dr. Haddadpour, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology, and Dr. Masihi, the Director of the International Affairs Office of SUT, accompanied the delegation. SUT's Sharif Technology Services Complex, Institute of Nano Science, and Aerospace Innovation Center to gain insight into the university's innovative atmosphere and technological manufacturing capabilities.
A session was held to discuss and exchange ideas on expanding scientific, industrial, and technological collaborations between SUT and Oman Institutions. Key areas of discussion included establishing joint research centers in Sharif's innovation zone, facilitating the exchange of students and professors, and creating joint educational and research programs between SUT and Sultan Qaboos University. The visit marked a significant step towards strengthening scientific and industrial ties between the two nations, with the potential for fostering innovation and driving technological advancements in both Oman and Iran.