Iran, US to hold joint academic training course

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Iran’s University of Tehran (UT) and the United States’ Purdue University will hold a joint training course on engineering, said UT’s Director General for International Relations.

Abdolmajid Eskandari told IRNA on Saturday that a joint training course on electrical, mechanical and computer engineering will be held by University of Tehran and Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Academic diplomacy differs from political ties and scientists are always in pursuit of promoting academic cooperation internationally, he highlighted, adding that scientific ties have a positive effect on political trends.

Since the Chancellor of Purdue University in Indianapolis is an Iranian [referring to Nasser Paydar], academic exchanges between the two universities have reached an appropriate level during past two years, Eskandari added.

Admitting that US sanctions against Iran has caused problems for obtaining visa, he said that all scientists believe that scientific endeavors are for defending the humankind and it should be followed regardless of politics.

He went on to say that UT will additionally hold joint training courses with Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Netherland’s Erasmus University Rotterdam, adding that there also plans for boosting academic cooperation with France’s ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers) and Swede’s Lund University.

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