Professor Fotuhi, President of Sharif University of Technology, signed a trilateral MoU with Port and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran and World Maritime University (WMU) on 16 December. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, and Mr. Mohammad Saeednejad, Vice-Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran were the representatives of the above-mentioned institutions. A high ranking delegation from SUT, including Dr. Movaghar, Dean of International Affairs Office, and Dr. Isaai, Chairman of the Graduate School of Management and Economics, were also present at the meeting.
This MoU paves the way for future collaborations between SUT, PMO of Iran, and WMU. The main focus of this MoU is on delivering a Professional Development Program in Iran to meet the needs and priorities of PMO and other maritime stakeholders, with a joint degree of SUT and WMU. Furthermore, cooperation in WMU’s M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs is also stressed in the MoU in the following areas: Port Management, Maritime Safety, Environmental Administration, Shipping Management and Logistics.