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2011/06/26  17:57

The Visit of APSCO Delegation to Sharif

A delegation from the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), supervised by Mr. Tsoodol Nyamkhuu – the Director General of the Department of Education, accompanied with a delegation from the Iranian Space Agency, supervised by Dr. Mohammad Orvatinia – the Director General of Space Research and Education Center, visited Sharif University of Technology (SUT) on Sunday, June 19, 2011. The visit was organized with the aim of familiarizing APSCO with the capabilities of SUT in areas including aerospace engineering, distance & non-distance education and laboratory facilities.
In this program, first the guests visited one of the labs of SUT and they became acquainted with the practical capabilities of the researchers. Then they participated in a discussion meeting attended by the university authorities, some faculty members of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and other parts of the university.
At the beginning of this meeting, Dr. Rasool Jalili, the dean of SUT International and Scientific Relations presented a general introduction of the university, and later APSCO representatives introduced their organization. They indicated that the objective of their trip to the APSCO member states was to establish a space education network in these states.
In continuation of the meeting, some SUT professors including Dr. Pourtakdoust - faculty member of Aerospace Engineering Department, Dr. Rashidian - the principal director of the university satellite project, and Dr. Mazaheri - the Director of the Center of Excellence in Aerospace Systems talked about SUT capabilities in the field of aerospace science and technology and they presented their suggestions on how to cooperate with APSCO.
In the end of the meeting, Dr. Roosta Azad - the president of SUT with regard to his previous year meeting with the Asian Universities’ Presidents, stated that Asian countries should multiply their efforts to improve their role in the administration of the world. He added that the mutual cooperation between SUT and APSCO in connection with Aerospace Engineering is considered to be one of the effective steps in this regard.
Finally, the two parties offered some gifts to each other

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