The Vice-President for Int’l Affairs of IAU, Dr. S. J. Angaji, announced in a meeting with a committee of German Higher Education Authorities, the necessary substrate for Cooperation between Islamic Azad University and the German Counterparts has been provided.
According to Dr. Angaji, the meeting was set in line with the promotion of mutual Cooperation, Scientific and Research Exchanges, as the main objectives of the Islamic Azad University.
He also mentioned the Significance of the German delegation since they were among the top Authorities and universities of the Country with attendance of Prof. Margaret W. Manter as the Chairman of the Delegation.
The Vice-President for Research and Technology of the IAU, Dr. Vashghani Farhani, also attended the meeting and described the abilities, potential and current capacities of the IAU for the Delegation.
The new LEADHER competitionhas been launched for 2015.
The LEADHER programme aims to increase and improve South-South as well as North-South cooperation among higher education institutions in order to strengthen research capacity and research management in universities, in particular in developing countries.
What is LEADHER?
• GRANTS of up to 10,000 Euros per project;
• Focus: STRENGTHENING RESEARCH CAPACITY;
• INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS
• Professional development through LEARNING VISITS.
The application guidelines and the application form are available online (www.iauaiu.net/content/leadher). LEADHER project proposals should be submitted by 12 October 2014.
The results of this 2014 competition will be announced on 5 November 2014.
Particular emphasis will be placed on initiatives focusing on capacity building in management of Research and Doctoral Education.
Looking for a partner?
The IAU website can be used to look for partners. ( Members in Good Standing).
Again, more information on the programme is available at: www.iau-aiu.net/content/leadher
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