A delegation from the Islamic Azad University, led by IAU President Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi, made a two-day visit to Syria, Tasnim News Agency reported on Saturday.
After a series of extensive talks with Syrian officials, the IAU’s Science and Research Branch of Tehran signed the cooperation agreement with Syria’s Damascus University, the largest and oldest university in the country.
The agreement was signed by Tehranchi and Syria’s Minister of Higher Education Bassam Bashir Ibrahim.
During the Damascus visit, the IAU president also held meetings with Syria’s senior academic officials and university professors.
In April 2018, Head of the Founding Council and Board of Trustees of the IAU Ali Akbar Velayati visited Syria to discuss the launch of the Iranian university branches in Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia.
He announced at the time that the IAU has about 1.5 million students, adding that the university was ready to open a center for its regional activities in Syria.