Iranian university to offer educational service to southern Iraq
Tehran, Iran, March 9
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran's Amirkabir University of Technology has plans to offer educational service to Iraq, according to Amir Golroo, assistant professor at Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering of Iran's Amirkabir University of Technology.
There is room for work there and the Iraqi side is willing to use Amirkabir's services, Golroo told Trend, adding that a separate office for Amirkabir University is being built on campus of one of Iraqi universities.
Golroo went on to say that cooperation between Iran and Iraq in this regard goes beyond science.
"We are especially focusing on southern parts of Iraq like Shia cities of Karbala, Kufa, and Najaf because of the spiritual bond we have with them. We want their people to be educated into capable indigenous future leaders," he pointed out.
Referring to foreign cooperation following Iran's nuclear deal, Golroo said that during the Iranian calendar year (since March 21), the Amirkabir University has conducted about 90 exchanges of visits with such countries as Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Iraq, and Turkey.
"Through these visits, we try to boost cooperation at the levels of professors and students where educational services can be exchanged," Golroo further said.
Iranian universities have found new hopes of international cooperation in the wake of the country's nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"We have no shortcomings as far as professors and the quality of education service is concerned," Golroo said.