Meeting of Iranian Members of the Governmental Universities and Research Center of
the Caspian Sea
The annual meeting of Iranian members of the Governmental Universities and research centers of the Caspian Sea held on 28th December 2022 on Guilan University, taken part by Dr. Vahid Haddadi Asal, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology in International Affairs and Head of the International Cooperation Center; Dr. Seyed Ahmad Fazelzadeh Haghighi, Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) and Interim President of the Caspian Sea Universities Union;Dr. Badma Salayev, President of Kalmykia State University, Dr. Shatukhina Ekaterina Vladimirova, Director of International Affairs of Astrakhan State University (virtually) and a group of heads of universities and research centers.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Farid Najafi, the president of Guilan University, had a welcoming speech and open the meeting. In a continuation of the meeting, Dr. Haddadi Asl and Seyyed Ahmad Fazelzadeh, Dr. Mehdi Hedayati Shahidani presented a comprehensive report on the activities of the secretariat, reviewing the approvals of the 24th General Assembly and matters assigned in previous meetings and planning for the meeting of the 25th General Assembly in 2023. Dr. Tajaddodi Talab, deputy of research was the representative of rice research institute of Iran.
Then the representatives of the members of the science and technology research commissions ( Dr. Shatukhina), Mr. Dr. Mohammad Molavi, Vice President of International Affairs of Imam Khomeini International University (RA) Qazvin as the representative of the student commission, Dr. Mohsen Masoudian, the head of the Scientific and International Cooperation Department of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources of Sari as a representative of the education commission presented their reports. Finally, the heads of each university and research center through introducing their center, discussed the future plans of the union, coordinate how to attend the next meetings, their opinions and suggestions regarding joint research, holding joint market fairs to introducing their companies’ products.
They also announced the foundation of knowledge-based companies, the holding of training courses, the exchange of students and professors. In addition, it decided that if any of the universities, institutes and research centers need to get more information about their target countries on the shores of the Caspian Sea, they can send a request to the International Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and get the information they want.