In a meeting with the representative of the Swedish top universities on Wednesday, Ataollah Kouhiyan described the establishment of the commission as a major step towards implementing scientific and academic memoranda of understanding signed by the two countries.
Hailing close scientific and research relations with other EU countries including Germany, Austria, France and Italy, he termed signing of a cooperation memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Iran and Sweden during the Swedish prime minister’s visit to Tehran as very important in bilateral scientific relations.
Kouhiyan also referred to the history of cooperation between University of Tehran and University of Gilan with their Swedish counterparts, expressing readiness for promotion of academic collaboration between the two states.
Science Ministry is ready to run joint educational courses with Swedish institutes and universities, he said.
The representatives of Swedish universities of Lund, Malmo, Halmstad and Chalmers, for their part, introduced their universities and their capacities for cooperation, calling for cooperation with Iranian universities.
The country’s team also welcomed Iranian side’s proposal for holding ‘Day of Iran and Sweden Science’ in 2019.
Both sides also agreed to focus their upcoming cooperation on undertaking joint projects, implementing cooperation MoU, setting up joint consortium of rectors and exchanging instructors and students.
The Swedish academic delegation that arrived in Tehran on Monday have held talks with academic staff of universities of Tehran, Instructor Education, Science and Industry University and Amir Kabir and Sharif universities of technology.