Two KFU employees visited the city of Kish on 24th November.
13 Iranian and 17 Russian universities sent their delegates, the latter including Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Kazan Federal University, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Mari State University, and others. Rector of Lomonosov MSU Victor Sadovnichy headed the delegation. His local counterpart was Rector of University of Tehran Mahmood Ahmadabadi.
The sides discussed future opportunities to boost each other’s international standing. Notably, KFU is one the most active in partnering up with Iran, currently having 12 cooperating institutions here, including the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Shahid Beheshti University, University of Tabriz, University of Tehran, Tarbiat Modares University, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and Sharif University of Technology.
KFU was represented by directors of Naberezhnye Chelny Institute Makhmut Ganiev and of Yelabuga Institute Yelena Merzon. Dr. Merzon spoke about the both institutes’ potential and current positioning. She noted that Yelabuga Institute graduated 32 Iranian nationals from its pre-university courses last year, and 6 more students are currently enrolled. Overall, there are 177 Iranian students at KFU right now.
Iranian participants showed much interest to KFU’s priority areas, including petroleum industry, biomedicine, IT and space science, and teacher education.
Director Merzon invited everyone to seek partnerships with Kazan University.
Source text: Yevgeny Darichev
Translation: Yury Nurmeev