Dr. Farhadi, the
Iranian minister of science, research and technology met with Ann Linde, the
Swedish minister for EU affairs and trade on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Dr.
Sadough, president of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), and Dr. Shirani, director of international
scientific cooperations of SBU also attended the meeting.
meeting, Farhadi said that Iran has very close scientific and research ties
with other Europe Union countries, including Germany, Austria, France and
Italy. He went on to say that the exchange of professors and students, joint
scientific and research projects, and holding the meetings between the two
countries’ presidents of universities are among the most important aspects of the mutual scientific ties. Farhadi added that the Scientific Committees of the two
countries have been set up at the national level and has brought good results.
referred to the MoU signed between Iran and Sweden during the Swedish prime
minister's visit to Iran, calling it an important step in the scientific
relations of the two countries.
He said that about
439 Iranian students are now studying in Sweden, and expressed hope to
eventually see a two-way student exchange develop between the two countries.
minister of science, research and technology said in addition to technical programs
and nanotechnology, Iranian universities can accept Swedish students in some
certain programs like Middle East studies and Iranian and Islamic art.
Ann Linde, for
his part, said we are well aware of Iran’s scientific and technological
progress and seeking good cooperation in the field of health, science and
engineering with the country.
added that in Sweden, 3.8 percent of GDP is dedicated to research, and the Swedish
government has had an appropriate investment in research in the past 10 years
and is trying to increase it.
minister for EU affairs and trade said that Sweden is a perfect destination in
added that we are trying to help the scholarship students who can cooperate in
research at the international level.