Shiraz University Chancellor, alongside the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Dean for the School of Law and Political Sciences, arranged a visit to France to strengthen academic cooperations with French universities. Sorbonne University, Gronoble Universities and University of Strasbourg were the academic centers visited during this trip.

Dr. Taghavi, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Shiraz University stated that the topics of discussion included a wide range of subjects. The cooperation with French Universities regarding mutual assistances in French and Farsi learning programs were one subject. Apart from that, there were agreements with the University of Strasbourg to arrange for joint interdisciplinary fields of study and sabbatical leave programs for PhD students at Shiraz University.

Exchange of students and professors, joint scientific research and discussions on programs regarding traffic control were other topics which were discussed at the meetings with officials from French universities.