He said that this was made possible due to the good relations between UKM and the Scientific Counsellor of Iran in East Asia.
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The Persian language programs would be taught by Iranians who were currently attached with the university, he told Bernama after his welcoming address on ‘Propelling Research Synergy in Higher Education: Malaysia and Iran Academic Meets,” here today.
“We hope this move marks a good start to enhance further academic collaboration in the future,” Riza said, adding that the collaboration between the UKM and the Scientific Counsellor of Iran in East Asia also extended to other areas.
He said that the university was committed to ensure that the Persian Language programs offered were on par with that of world renowned universities.
He said that UKM was also looking forward to further collaborate with Iranian Universities in scientific courses, especially in science social, nanotechnology, electronic, medical science and engineering courses.
“Our link with Iran dates back to 2007 with various international visits and international cooperation, for example with the University of Tehran, The Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology and the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies,” he said.
Meanwhile, Scientific Counsellor and Director of Iranian Students in East Asia, Dr Abbas Ghanbari, welcomed more universities and private universities in Malaysia to engage further with Iranian universities.
“We have done many presentations to universities regarding capacities, potential research outcome and further collaboration between the two countries, and now we have started to work closely with local universities in terms of scientific diplomacy,” he said.
He said that currently there were good relations with UKM, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and private universities such as Limkokwing, and Tailors University.
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