19 February 2015
As part of IIASA’s global strategy, IIASA is exploring how to develop closer collaborations between the Institute and countries in the Middle East. In February, IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Pavel Kabat visited Tehran to investigate areas of common research interest and opportunities to work more closely together. Special Advisor to the Director General Professor Chin-Min Lee accompanied IIASA's Director General and CEO.
During the visit, Kabat met with high-level officials in the Iranian Government and among the Iranian academic community. These included: (1) HE Mohammad Farhadi, Minister of Science, Research and Technology; (2) HE Hamid Chitchian, Minister of Energy; (3) Professor Sorena Sattari, Vice-President for Science and Technology; (4) Professor Mohammad Jafari, President, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES); (5) Professor Nosratollah Zargham, President, Iran National Science Foundation; (6) Professor Mohsen Ashtiany, Distinguished Professor, IIEES, and President, Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association; and (7) Professor Reza Davari, President, Academy of Sciences of Iran.
In addition, Kabat gave a lecture at the Academy of Sciences of Iran on the “Principles and Benefits of Systems Science: The Case of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.”
IIASA Activities with Iran
Over the past ten years, researchers from IIASA and Iran have collaborated on a range of activities, including:
Partners on these studies include scientists from the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, the Ramin Agricultural and Natural Resources University, and the University of Tehran.
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