Iran to improve sci-tech co-op with Syria, Cuba

TEHRAN – Iran has achieved agreements with Syria and Cuba to grow cooperation in the fields of science and technologies.

Mohammad-Reza Mohammadzadeh Attar, the Iranian Deputy Science, Exploration, and Technological innovation Minister and Mohamad Amer Tlas, the Syrian Vice-President for the National Union of College students, in a conference in Tehran on Monday, mentioned means to increase scientific and technological cooperation.

The requirement of setting up a joint science and engineering park in Syria was highlighted.

The officials also agreed to keep an exhibition of Iran’s scientific achievements in Syria to make Syrian college students acquainted a lot more with the systems and improvements of Iran and Iranian universities.

Syrian learners who are interested in learning in Iran will be granted scholarships for master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

It was also resolved to strengthen Persian language classes in Syria by dispatching professors from Iran.

Iran, Cuba improve tech ties

Meanwhile, On the sidelines of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s stop by to Tehran on Monday, a memorandum of understanding was signed in between the Iranian Vice Presidency for Science, Technological know-how and Know-how-Based mostly Economy and the Ministry of Science, Technologies and Surroundings of the Republic of Cuba.

The most important objective of this settlement is to boost and increase scientific and technological cooperation primarily based on the rules of equality and mutual gain, in accordance with the appropriate laws and polices, via the improvement of joint cooperation jobs in the fields of science and nanotechnology, biotechnology, local weather improve, and other spots agreed by the events.

The settlement also includes the exchange or designation of scientists and researchers to carry out joint assignments and share encounters, transfer, or trade technology in the fields of science, technological know-how, and innovation.

Moreover, it involves arranging or delivering aid to hold symposia, conferences, community forums, seminars, workshops, and schooling courses in parts of mutual fascination.

Setting up a joint doing the job committee and a joint science and technological know-how center are other aims of the settlement.

Science diplomacy

In July 2022, Deputy Science Minister Peyman Salehi reported even with U.S. sanctions, the intercontinental actions of Iranian experts have enhanced calendar year by year so that additional than 35 p.c of Iranian article content in Scopus have been multi-countrywide initiatives.

Science diplomacy is the use of scientific collaborations among nations to deal with common problems and establish constructive international partnerships.

It is a kind of new diplomacy and has develop into an umbrella expression to describe a range of official or informal specialized, investigation-primarily based, educational, or engineering exchanges, within just the general discipline of intercontinental relations.

The nationwide price range invoice for the present Iranian calendar yr 1402, which began on March 21, has earmarked about 37 trillion rials ($75 million) for science and technological know-how.

The invoice amplified the spending budget by 35 percent in comparison to the earlier year’s spending budget, ISNA claimed.

The Vice Presidency for Science and Technological innovation was fashioned in 2006 with the goal of developing an setting for supporting knowledge-primarily based businesses and providing the ground for the growth of technological industries.

A total of 8,034 understanding-based organizations have so considerably been proven across the state.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei specified the present Iranian calendar 12 months as the yr of “Production: Awareness-Dependent and Work-Making.”

Around the previous pair of yrs, the idea of a ‘knowledge-based company’ has modified to a ‘knowledge-primarily based society’, meaning that supporting information-dependent companies will direct to many social and financial strengths for the general public.

The Leader reemphasized the relevance of boosting domestic manufacturing, as he experienced done in past yrs, expressing the cause he placed so a great deal emphasis on output was “because it boosts economic growth, it makes work, it lowers inflation, it improves per capita money and it improves public welfare.”

To this stop, the Vice Presidency for Science and Engineering has executed and supported various assignments towards the purpose of boosting expertise-primarily based manufacturing.

Furthermore, the improvement of an innovation ecosystem is on the agenda, according to which 65 homes of innovation have been set up throughout the country.

The Innovation and Prosperity Fund has paid out a total of 240 trillion rials (almost $500 million) to assist understanding-dependent organizations in excess of the [Iranian calendar] yr 1400 (March 2021-March 2022).


Photo: The Iranian deputy science minister Mohammad-Reza Mohammadzadeh Attar (R), and the Syrian vice president Mohamad Amer Tlas met in Tehran on Monday.