Iran Ready to Admit Students from China
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ministry of science, research and technology announced that the country’s higher education centers are ready to admit Chinese students.
This was announced on Wednesday by Salar Amoli, deputy science minister for the international affairs, during a meeting with a delegation from China’s Academy of Sciences.
The Iranian official said that Chinese students could study in Iranian academic centers in different fields, especially Persian language, Middle East studies and Islamology.
The two sides also discussed ways for the expansion of academic cooperation such as organizing student and faculty exchange programs and conducting joint research projects.
The delegation toured Sharif, Tabriat Modarres, and Amirkabir universities as well as the University of Tehran’s Science and Technology Park and the Iranian National Center for Oceanography.
Bilateral relations of Iran and China in various political, cultural and academic areas have been growing in recent years.
The two countries also enjoy an extensive economic relationship despite UN Security Council sanctions. Currently, Iran is the third largest supplier of crude oil to China, providing it with some 12 percent of its total annual consumption, and the volume of bilateral trade is well over $40 billion dollars.