The establishment of Isfahan Universities Network for International Cooperation (IUN) has been announced during a joint workshop at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) on Monday, February 4, 2019.
University of Isfahan, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) and Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) are the members of Isfahan Universities Network (IUN) which is the first universities alliance for developing academic cooperation with global partners and fostering internationalization of Higher Education in Isfahan Province, Iran.
Running activities on promoting excellent teaching and learning programs, organizing workshops/symposiums, initiating mobility grants and scholarship for attracting international students, fundraising, and increasing visibilities of member universities based on internationalization strategy is the main goals of this consortium.
During the first session of the joint workshop series entitled “Introduction of international grants for sabbaticals and joint research projects” which has been held at IUT participated by the directors of International Affairs of IUN members and a significant number of students and faculty members of Isfahan universities, Dr. Sima Fakheran the director of IUT International affairs announced that an MOU will be signed between IUN members in the near future.
“The diversity of the majors and experiences of the members of IUN will lead us to strengthen our International activities. As the first joint activity, we are going to hold a series of joint workshops for introducing International Scientific Grants which today, the first session of these workshops has been held at IUT”; said Dr. Fakheran.
Dr. Vahid Salari, the head of IUT International Grants Office was the next speaker which has an introduction about international grants. After Dr. Salari’s talk, Ms. Maxi Seigmund, the representative of DAAD at Isfahan University had an Introduction about DAAD Organization. After that, Dr. Seyed Komeil Tayeb, director of University of Isfahan International Affairs, talked about ECO-Science Foundation. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Amin Emami, director of International Affairs of Art University of Isfahan was the next speaker who introduced the Sesami Research Grants.
The next speaker was Dr. Seyed Hadi Hosseini, the faculty member of IUT Department of Mining Engineering who introduced European Research Projects in 2020. After Dr. Hosseini, Prof. Gundolf Haase from Istitute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz, introduced the financial supports for Iranian-Austrian Joint Researches.
Dr. Peyman Mosadegh, faculty member of Department of Mechanical Engineering of IUT was the next speaker who introduced Some of Swiss supports of Iranian-Swiss Joint Researches and Dr. Babak Vaseghi Director of MotorPowerTech Company in Canada and France and IUT postdoc fellowship was the last speaker who introduced the French Jondi Shapoor grant.
Since this workshop was the first session of the joint workshop series of “Introduction of international grants for sabbaticals and joint research projects” , the other sessions of this series program will be will be announced and held, in the near future.