Iran and India have agreed to launch 12 joint research projects, said Mohammad Kafi, the president of Iran’s Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Based on previous Memoranda of Understanding inked by the two countries to promote academic cooperation, 12 different joint research projects in the fields of biotechnology and water management will be carried out, he added.
He went on to say that during a 45-day period of call for proposals (between Jan. 1 to Feb. 15, 2018) 73 research proposals were received by secretariat of Iran-India academic ties in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
After exchanging these proposals with a related secretariat in India, the process of reviewing started independently in both countries, Kafi added.
Finally, he continued, a joint committee was held in New Delhi in July and 8 projects related to biotechnology and 4 projects related to water management were chosen by the officials of the two countries.
Sharif University of Technology, Tarbiat Modarres University, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, University of Maragheh, University of Tabriz, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz University, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology and National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology are Iranian universities which host the research projects, Kafi said, adding that Ferdowsi University of Mashhad will coordinate, support and supervise projects’ implementation .