0325 GMT January 28, 2020
Motamedi told IRNA in an interview that Amir Kabir university has signed contracts after foreign sanctions in belief that the academic community has nothing to do with the US sanctions in a bid to put maximum pressure on Iran, IRNA reported.
"The sanctions in the field of science, however, have effects on interactions, and some universities are cautious," he said,
But, the University of Amir Kabir has no problems with universities that have already closed a contract and cooperation is underway.
On the foreign exchange rates fluctuations, he said, "The exchange rates are not so much affected interaction between the two universities, but it affected the quality of cooperation. Suppose we had a joint venture with a foreign university to hold joint courses or student exchanges, for example, it was supposed to be a half course in Iran and a half course in that university. So students should pay a portion of the tuition in dollars, creating difficulty for the student to pay.
Motamedi reminded, however, the flow of money between foreign universities and the University of Amir Kabir still continues, and even new contracts have been signed with the foreign universities.