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The aim of the joint program of K.N. Toosi University of Technology and KAIST on Culture Technology (CT) is to promote research and to educate specialists in crossroad fields joining the technology to the culture. This program is designed to promote the national cultural content providers as the future of nation-wise core key industries through education of interdisciplinary top-level specialists on cutting-edge technology. Currently our students are pursuing their research on Ph.D. or Masters level at KAIST, and likewise many other Iranian students are among the top students studying in this field of studies. Furthermore, we have developed many ties to Iranian Institutes and cultural and visual content providers in the field of digital art, to promote joint teaching and research in this field based on long history of Iranian culture. Our essential aim to educate specialists in this field, and to finally inaugurate a CT faculty at K. N. Toosi University of Technology.

The cooperation between two universities has been started since 2016, while we are proud to establish and execute two joint programs with Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). The first program is a joint Master’s program on “Control of Aerospace Systems” co-directed by the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. The first set of students commenced their courses in Iran last year and currently continuing their research at RUDN, and the second group are currently taking the courses in Iran and will enter the RUDN campus later this year. The second program, is commonly conducted in the field of Material Science and Engineering. The interested student can experience a joint program in Masters level in the field of “Advanced Materials Science and Technology”. This program is organized in two years, and the students will accomplish their thesis in RUDN in the second year.

Further joint programs are designed and accomplished with the assistance of RUDN, and we are pursuing the joint collaborations in various fields. Among them one may name an internship program, through which a number of students had the chance to experience their internship at Russian industries. as their internship program.

The academic relation between KN Toosi University and ITC dates back to 2001 when a joint program named JKIP, and later JIK, had been organized for postgraduate students. In 2017, the cooperation continued in accordance with a new framework, offering 2 majors to the candidates of MSc degree: Remote Sensing (RS) and Geo-information Systems (GIS). According to the program schedule, the students commence the first year in Iran and go to Netherland to finish their final semesters. The program is conducted in English and the candidates must accomplish their knowledge of this modern Lingua Franca, especially before entering ITC. In the beginning of the academic year of 2018-2019, the second group of students was admitted to the program and now they are preparing themselves to start their second year of study in Enschede in September 2019.

ENIB is one of our important partners in France. We are conducting a joint MSc program in Material Sciences through student exchange, and are promoting this program to award double degrees to postgraduate students. The PhD candidate may enroll in a joint supervision Ph.D. program from each university called Cotutelle. Upon this agreement each student enrolled in one of the university Ph.D. programs may stay in the other university for a duration of more than one year, and obtain dual degrees from both universities.

We also are trying to define a framework according to which some Iranian MSc students would be eligible to spend a period of internship in ENIB laboratories. The first group of candidates, among our MSc students, will begin their placement this year.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering admitted the first group of Masters students into this joint program in 2008. This program is a 1+1 program in which the students will complete their first year of studies in Iran and after acquiring an acceptable level of German language, they entered Leibniz University of Hannover to complete their thesis. Upon successful graduation of a number of students, both universities agree to foster the program to a joint supervision Ph.D. program on Power Engineering. Erasmus+ funding is available for this program exchange of professors and students for years 2017-2020.Further collaboration on joint research contracts is currently perused by two universities. A joint international contract is already accomplished in Iran through this partnership, and further DFG funded research programs are being pursued.

Upon the newly established agreements between two universities, a joint master interdisciplinary program between Electrical and Geodesy Engineering is being considered.  For this reason, a DFG initialization program is applied for a delegation visit to Tehran and to execute a joint workshop in this field.

This agreement covers many objectives such as student exchange, sabbatical visits, joint programs etc. Currently, exchange of Masters and Ph.D. students, exchange of faculty members and sabbatical leaves, and a joint workshop has already been accomplished, and Ph.D. Cotutelle program is being envisaged to be conducted in near future. Furthermore, it appears that upon the close partnership of two universities a joint international research project may be conducted, and means of Jundi-Shapur funding may be applied and granted in near future.

The MSc joint-program in Biomedical Studies started in 2008 as a 1+1 joint program in which the students start their first year of studies in Iran and accomplish their research in France. Upon successful graduation of a number of students, both universities agree to foster the program to a joint supervision Ph.D. program in this field, and extend the collaboration towards joint research programs funded by two universities or third parties. Several Jundi-Shapur research programs were fully accomplished now, and joint Ph.D. supervision is being conducted. Exchange of professors and a joint international workshop is other outcomes of this collaboration.

The main domain of collaboration is Exchange of students and faculty members in different fields of mutual interest. It is agreed to provide financial support for sabbatical leaves of Ph.D. students in the fields of Engineering and Science. Furthermore, upon completion of some exchange program and joint publications, it is aimed to apply for international grants to international funding agencies to promote joint international research projects.

The main domain of collaboration is Mechanical and Material Engineering codirected by faculty of Mechanical Engineering, university of West Bohemia, and faculty of Material Sciences and Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology. The aim is to promote the joint researches programs through exchange of students, and professors, joint supervision Ph.D. program and joint publications. The program has been started of our university into the laboratories of the University of West Bohemia. The elaboration must conduct to publication of scientific papers. The student can spend their internship in Czech Republic and eminent professors are invited to our university to present their speeches.

After signing the agreement enforced by three amendments about joint programs, student exchange and professors’ invitation and lecturing, some exchange programs have been accomplished in terms of internships of Lebanese students into K.N. Toosi University of Technology. Furthermore, Recruitment of Graduate students to study in our university has been accomplished, in which the number of Lebanese student studying in K.N. Toosi University is ever increasing.

The MoU practically led to organization of a workshop in Baku elaborated by a specialized group from our university. The subject of the workshop was Mechatronics, which last one week with some practical hands-on experiments for the students. This workshop leads to further collaborations in the fields of robotics and was warmly received by Khazar students.

N. Toosi University of Technology and Russian New University (RosNOU) have shown their interest to explore cooperation in academic programs, research projects, especially in the fields of Science and Technology, Information, Computer Engineering, Communication and Security Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Sciences as well as institutional development and other areas of mutual interest. Hence, the universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019 for future cooperation.


UniversityCountryStarting DateFinal dateDocumentTopic
University of West BohemiaCzech Republic2014-MoUMaterial Science and Engineering
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-CambrésisFrance20142019MoUGeneral
Lebanese UniversityLebenon2014-MoUGeneral
Italian National Research CouncilItaly2014-MoUCivil Engineering
Institut supérieur de mécanique de ParisFrance2015-MoUIndustrial Engineering
Institut supérieur de mécanique de ParisFrance2015-AgreementIndustrial Engineering
Alliance of 4 Universities of SpainSpain20142019MoUGeneral
Khazar UniversityAzerbaijan20152020MoUGeneral
Korea Advanced Institut of Science and TechnologySouth Korea2015-MoMCulture Technology
Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia20162021AgreementGeneral
Brunel University LondonU.K.2016-MoUGeneral
Université de limogesFrance20162021AgreementGeneral
Belarusian State Technological UniversityBelarus2016-MoUGeneral
Indian Institut of Technology DehliIndia20162021MoUGeneral
Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyRussia20162021MoUGeneral
German Research Center For GeoscienceGermany20162022MoUGeodesy and Geomatics Engineering
University of TwenteNetherland2017-MoUGeodesy and Geomatics Engineering
Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI)Russia2017-MoUAerospace Engineering
National University of Science and Technology (MISIS)Russia20172022MoUMaterial Science and Engineering
Korea Advanced Institut of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea20172022AgreementCulture Technology
Ecole National d'Ingéneurs de BrestFrance2017-AgreementMaterial Science and Engineering
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.Russia2017-AgreementAerospace Engineering
Université de MonpellierFrance2017-AgreementChemistry
Polytechnic University of CatalunyaSpain2017-MoUMaterial Science and Engineering
Institute of Engineering ThermophysicsUkraine2017-MoUThermophysics
University of GenevaSwitzerland2017-AgreementGeneral
University Sains MalaysiaMalaysia20172020MoUGeneral
Leibnitz University of HannoverGermany20172022MoUElectrical Engineering
University of WaterlooCanada20182023MoUGeneral
University of PerugiaItaly20182023MoUGeneral
Polytechnic University of MilanItaly20182023MoUAerospace Engineering
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesRussia20182023AgreementGeneral
Indian Institute of Technology JammuIndia20182023MoUGeneral
Concordia UniversityCanada20182021MoUGeneral
University of Prince Edward IslandCanada20182023MoUChemistry
Istanbul Aydin UniversityTurkey20182023ProtocolGeneral
Indian Institute of Science, IIScIndia20192024MoUGeneral
Calabria UniversityItaly20192024MoUGeneral
ParisTech UniversityFrance20192024MoUGeneral
Leibniz University HannoverGermany20192022MoUGeneral
Western UniversityCanada20192024MoUGeneral
Russian New University
Data-pool initiative for Bohemian Forest Ecosystem (15 university and research institutes )
Germany20212025Agreement exchange of data, know-how and results, co-authorships