Iran, Austria sign MoUs for university cooperation

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran and Austria signed eight Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to expand bilateral ties between universities of the two countries.

The documents were signed as Iranian Minister of Science Mohammad Farhadi and Austrian Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner met here in Tehran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran regards no border for scientific cooperation with other countries, said Farhadi in a meeting, adding Iran hails expansion of bilateral ties with Austria in science and technology.

“Exchanging university professors and students, conducting joint projects, sharing know-how and holding advanced training courses are fields of (mutual) cooperation,” he added.

Reinhold Mitterlehner, for his part, welcomed boosting bilateral ties in science and said, “It is possible to expand

scientific cooperation and diversify range of cooperation following the fruitful Vienna agreement and lifting sanctions.”

He also said that his country can work with Iran under the EU framework.

The Austrian minister called for expanding joint projects and conferences, diversifying cooperation and presenting a new definition of cooperation.