Members in attendance: Dr. Mohammad Razaghi, Vice Chancellor of Education and Academic Affairs, Dr. Dariush Sheikholeslami, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Qobad Shafiee, Director of International Affairs, and Dr. Kamran Chapi, Director of International Students from University of Kurdistan and as for University of Rojava, Dr. Aram Hasan, Vice-President and Kulistan Seydo, Director of International Affairs.
The purpose of this meeting was to develop academic and educational cooperation between the two universities. During the meeting, the two parties first introduced themselves and shared the necessary information about the two universities and their potentials for conducting collaborative activities in the academic areas of mutual interest. Then Dr. Aram Hasan introduced the University of Rojava by highlighting the facts that it was founded in Qamişlo in 2016 and has eight faculties and three institutes. The interesting point was that this university has a BA program for Women’s Science, known as Jineology. During the meeting both sides expressed their positive attitudes towards fostering prospective mutual relations in terms of establishing joint degrees/workshops/conferences, exchange of academic and administrative staff, exchange of students, conducting collaborative research projects, and promoting collaboration in other fields of mutual interest. At the end of the meeting, both sides expressed their positive perceptions on concluding a Memorandum of Agreement, as signed by the Presidents of both universities.