Professor Neal Menzies, Dean of Agriculture and Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Science, sat down with his counterpart from Shiraz University and members of the International Development Committee at the School of Agriculture to negotiate future academic and scientific collaborations.

Dr Fallah-Shamsi, Director of the Academic and International Cooperations, stated that the meeting was mainly about joint projects and research, such as student mobility, sabbaticals for faculty members, joint publications in famous scientific journals, joint research, supporting research projects and an MoU signed between the two institutions. He also added that these activities are all in line with our commitment to broaden the international scope of our academic and scientific cooperations.

Prof. Menzies also talked about his ambition and enthusiasm to visit Shiraz University, due to an outstanding increase of the publications done by SU faculty members in a period of a few years’ time and the high number of citations they usually receive. Dean of Agriculture at the University of Queensland also talked about the high grade of their university in agriculture and that they are regarded as a leading university in terms of research and publications in this field.

The University of Queensland is one of the oldest universities in Australia which dates back to over a hundred years. The university is comprised of up to 6,600 faculty members and over 52,000 students. According to the QS university rankings, The University of Queensland is placed 48 internationally and is the 4th university in Australia.