Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhli, Head of the Arabic Language Teaching Center for Non-Arabic Speakers at Kuwait University (KU), met with Dr. Ehsan Ghabool, Director of International Academic and Scientific Relations and International Student Affairs, at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). In this meeting, Dr. Ghabool emphasized the importance of science diplomacy with the Persian Gulf countries for FUM and expressed the readiness of FUM to cooperate with the Arabic Language Teaching Center for Non-Arabic Speakers in Kuwait in the following areas:
- Study opportunity for professors and doctoral students in the Arabic language and literature of FUM at KU.
- Utilizing the capacity of joint professors of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature of FUM and the KU for joint teaching and advising of thesis and dissertations.
- Collaboration of KU in the 5th International Conference on Persian and Arabic Comparative Literature.
- Cooperation of KU with FUM to hold joint seminars in the field of Arabic language and literature.
Dr. Ghabool also discussed the readiness of FUM to establish a chair of Persian language and literature at KU, send a professor and admit students from Kuwait for virtual and in-person Persian language courses at FUM.
Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhli referred to the growth and development of science in universities in Iran during the last decade and introduced the universities of Iran as excellent international and regional universities. He welcomed the suggestions and accepted the readiness of the Arabic Language Teaching Center for Non-Arabic Speakers of KU to cooperate with FUM both academically and in updating and developing the Arabic language curriculum in Iranian schools. He expressed hope that this proposal will be prepared and signed as soon as possible in the form of a joint memorandum between the two universities.
It should be noted that KU is the mother university in Kuwait and has 41200 students and 1600 faculty members and according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2021, it has a global ranking of +1001.