In a meeting with Dr. Oliver Schnakenberg, Vice-Ambassador for Germany in Iran, Shiraz University Officials discussed matters pertaining to the academic and scientific cooperation between SU and German higher education institutions.

Dr. Nadgaran, Chancellor of Shiraz University, expressed his satisfaction of the current situation with academic links between the two countries but stated that this can develop to be a more collective cooperation, with stronger ambition and enthusiasm.

The Vice-Ambassador for Germany was then informed about the achievements of Shiraz University and its points of strength, marking it as one of the top three comprehensive universities throughout the country. The history of the joint collaborations with German universities was also presented to Dr. Schnakenberg, with TU Dresden as the highlight and blueprint for others cases of collaboration.

The idea to expand joint partnerships was welcomed by Dr. Schnakenberg, stating that this can develop to also include the business and trade sector from both countries. He also added that they are planning a German cultural week, especially celebrating the poetry of Hafiz and Goethe, to be held in the upcoming year, with the cooperation and assistance of Shiraz University. This idea was welcomed Dr. Nadgaran who promised and utmost effort to contribute to this event.