UAlbany Signs MOU with Islamic Azad University

Agreement SignedOn Jan. 5th, U Albany hosted Dr. Morteza Mousakhani, President of the Qazvin campus of Islamic Azad University, Iran. Islamic Azad University (IAU) is the largest system of higher education in Iran, with approximately 1.7 million students dispersed among more than 450 campuses.

President Mousakhani and President Jones signed two Memoranda of Understanding that will allow both institutions to explore collaboration on a range of projects including dual degree programs, scholarly collaboration, and the creation of an Institute for Iranian Studies at U Albany. "This new partnership represents a significant international strategic opportunity for U Albany," says Harvey Charles, Dean and Vice Provost for International Education.

After the signing of the MOUs, President Mousakhani was hosted at a luncheon at the university and invited President Jones to visit his university in the near future.