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Leading House for Iran-Switzerland Academic Partnerships Commences Activities

The Secretary of the Leading House for Iran-Switzerland Academic Partnerships was appointed on 8th August, 2018.

 

On Wednesday, 8th August, 2018, His Excellency Mr. Markus Leitner, the Swiss Ambassador to Iran, attended a meeting which was held for celebrating the Swiss National Day and the inauguration of Dr. Naghmeh Meraji as the secretary of the Leading House for Iran-Switzerland Academic Partnerships at TUMS headquarters.

 

This meeting was attended by Dr. Ramin Kordi, the Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs and other TUMS and Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) officials. Dr. Kordi welcomed His Excellency Mr. Leitner and congratulated him on the occasion of the Swiss National Day.

 

His Excellency Mr. Leitner presented the research and innovation strategies in Switzerland and explained: "Swiss universities, research centers, academics, and researchers act independently and follow a bottom-up approach in research. Swiss researchers take personal initiative in submission of research proposals. Research and innovation funding grants are awarded on the basis of competitive principles and qualitative criteria". He also indicated the recent efforts to enhance mutual collaboration between the two countries and the fact that the Swiss delegation visited TUMS and other major universities in Iran and participated in the Swiss-Iranian joint research workshop in Isfahan. He added: "Inauguration of the Leading House for Iran-Switzerland Academic Partnerships at TUMS is an important step towards a fruitful collaboration between the two countries".

 

Dr. Meraji concluded the meeting stating: "The establishment of the Leading House for Iran-Switzerland Academic Partnerships is in line with the foreign policies of the two countries and both Leading Houses' activities can and should have a great impact on the expansion of academic and research collaboration between the two countries".

 

In the end, the attendees started the discussion panel and explained their current collaborations with Swiss universities in detail and suggested considering possible future collaborations.

 

To read more about this meeting, please click here.

 

 

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