Dr. Saad Shahin Hammadi, President of the University of Basrah, and the Deans of its Faculties and Principals, visited the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two universities after several meetings with university officials.
The delegation first visited the Research and Development Center, Laboratory Network Management Office, The Research Institute of Oil & Gas, The Research Institute of Biotechnology, the Sun-Air Research Institute, and discussed the joint collaboration with the administrators of these centers. Then, they had a meeting with Prof. Bahrami, Vice President for Research and Technology of FUM, Prof. Reza Pishghadam, Vice President for Academic Affairs of FUM and Dr. Ehsan Ghabool, Head of International Academic Relations of FUM.
The two universities signed the MoU on cooperating and implementing joint programs in the fields of oil, gas, renewable energy, and building and equipping laboratories in the University of Basrah and conducting research projects.
The President of the University of Basrah, praised the success and international standing of FUM, despite all sanctions. He said that its cooperation with FUM promoted the development of the University of Basrah and declared his full readiness to implement all MoUs between the two universities.
It is worth mentioning that the University of Basrah with having about 45,000 students is the second most important university in Iraq.