The African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science, and Technology accompanied with a high ranking delegation from AU visited Sharif University of Technology on March 10, 2019.
A meeting was held between Dr. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science, and Technology at the AU Commission, Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo, Ag. Director of Human Resources, Science and Technology of the AU, Dr. Kassa Belay, Pan African University Rector, and SUT representatives: Dr. Movahedi, Vice-President of Research and Technology, Dr. Hormozi-Nezhad, Director of Research and Technology, Dr. Simchi, Dean of International Affairs and Dr. Halali, Deputy Director for Research of the Materials Science and Engineering Department.
The two parties discussed possibilities for cooperation. Prof. Agbor emphasized on working on developmental plans in the areas of science and technology as one of the main priorities of AU and hoped for an active and close cooperation with Iranian universities. Expanding educational and research collaboration and using the enormous potentials of Iran and Africa to further the developments were the central matter discussed at the meeting.
The delegation then visited Sharif Technology Service Complex and the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and got acquainted with some of the ongoing research and industrial projects.
It is worth mentioning that Sharif University of Technology has already signed an MoU with the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences, and active collaborations with South African universities are currently under way.