Iran, Syria sign MoU for academic cooperation
Syria and Iran have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for increasing cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research. The Memo was signed recently in Tehran by Syrian Minister of Higher Education Dr Atef Nadaf and Iranian Deputy Minister of Health, and Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Education Bagher Larijani, in the presence of Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud. The MoU includes cooperation in the field of supporting twinship agreements in accordance with the regulations in force in both countries and the exchange of university students, researchers and professors to participate in scientific and medical activities in both countries. It also provides for enhancing cooperation in medical fields and training in various medical and pharmaceutical specializations such as, neurosurgery, orthopedic and cardiology and women surgery, liver transplantation, biomedical sciences, stem cells and laser technology. Contribution in rebuilding Syrian educational institutions, hospitals and universities and granting scholarships which would meet the needs of the Syrian Ministry of Higher Education in the Masters and PhD were also included in the MoU.