Ferdowsi University of Mashhad to Host the 4th Assembly of Iranian and Arab-world Universities in 2018 ( Archive )
During the 3rd international scientific Assembly of Iran and the Arab World held on November 11th in Tunisia, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad was unanimously chosen as the host of the 4th assembly of Iran and Arab-world universities in 2018.In the closing ceremony of this assembly, Dr. Mohammad Kafi, the President of
The participants at this assembly also stated that Persian and Arabic languages have to be expanded in Iran and the Arab world and the two sides have to establish more collaborations in translation-related areas since the translation is a facilitating tool for the exchange of cultures and civilizations.Subsequently, Iranian and Arab academics agreed on conducting mutual research projects between Iranian and Arab universities and research centers in different areas of knowledge, providing the opportunity for more relations among researchers, inventors, and innovators, and establishing an Iranian-Arab research center for conducting mutual research projects.Other agreements between Iranian and Arab academics at this assembly were to exchange academic journals, books, and magazines, holding mutual meetings on different academic topics, exchanging the experiences of professors, lecturers and researchers, sending out professors to academic centers of the other side and exchanging educational and administrative experiences, exchanging students, and holding competitions for academic, literary and intellectual products in order to encourage more publications and innovations.Based on this proclamation, the participants agreed that
The main topics discussed at this assembly were the importance of academic cooperation between Iran and the Arab world, opportunities, and challenges of academic relations between the two sides and how to encourage mutual academic publications between Iranian and Arab researchers.The heads and deputies of 11 Iranian universities and their counterparts from Arab universities in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq attended this two-day assembly, which was held in a cooperation by the Permanent Secretariat of International Cultural Dialogues at Culture and Islamic Communications Organization, Cultural Council of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Tunisia, and Manouba University in Tunisia. Also, six new universities from the Arab world became members of this assembly.