Meeting between the Head of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and the President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad ( Archive )
Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, the President of ECOSF participated in a meeting with Dr. Mohammad Kafi, the President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad on August 6, 2017. During this meeting, Dr. Kafi presented a brief introduction of the position of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the largest scientific center in Khorasan and Northeast Iran. He also stated that the literature of Khorasan has had a great impact on the Iranian civilization and culture. Dr. Kafi also pointed to his memorable collaborations with Pakistani Scientists.Afterwards, Dr. Bahrami, the Vice President for Research and Technology at FUM presented the strategic plans of Ferdowsi University for becoming a third generation university and attracting more foreign students in the near future. Dr. Bahrami said: “Ferdowsi University of Mashhad has already been successful in establishing research and development centers as well as technical laboratories in Khorasan Province”.Subsequently, Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, the Pakistani President of ECO Science Foundation outlined some of the activities of this foundation in its branches in Tehran, Ankara and Islamabad. He then reiterated that “all scientific areas belong to all people, regardless of their nationality and race”. Dr. Soomro added that science has originated in the East and the historical civilization of Iran has had an important role in the development of science around the world. The President of ECO Science Foundation also pointed to the economy of science and said: “When we talk about the economy of science, it means that we have to learn something, understand it by all means, and then know how to commercialize it”. Dr. Soomro expressed his happiness for visiting Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and stated that due to the existence of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, Mashhad has a high potential for establishing sustainable relations with other nations. He added that “Iran has the highest scientific capabilities in the Islamic world”.At the end of this meeting, Dr. Mohammad Kafi dedicated the official symbol of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as a memorial to Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro. The President of ECOSF also handed some gifts to Dr. Mohammad Kafi.Following this meeting, Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro visited the Faculty of Agriculture at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. In a short meeting with the faculty members, the President of ECOSF briefly talked about the scientific potentials of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and ECO Science Foundation.