Chancellors of Iranian and Turkish high rank universities gathered in Istanbul to negotiate matters of mutual cooperation. Dr Nadgaran and Dr Zebarjad, Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor for Research & Technology represented Shiraz University and the discussions were mainly centered on finding ways to improve mutual connections regarding teaching and research. A MoU was signed later on which included staff & faculty mobility programs, running joint programs of research and teaching, and finding ways to improve the scientific and teaching level of both sides.

Dr Nadgaran pointed out the history of Shiraz University with regards to the internationalization activities it has sought throughout the years and called for both sides to make the most of the possibilities provided for that matter.