The officials of the two countries, through webinar, stressed the need to collaborate in scientific arenas and exchange experiences in these domains.
The virtual meeting was held with the presence the Iranian envoy to Budapest, the Hungarian Ambassador in Tehran, chancellor of Yazd University, and the heads of science and technology parks as well as other scientific and political figures of the two countries.
They discussed status of higher education with regards to coronavirus, opportunities for scientific, research, innovation, development, and technology transfer cooperation and student exchange between Iran and Hungary as well as scholarship.
Deputy of the Centre for International Scientific Cooperation of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Ataullah Kouhian, stressed maintaining international students through special mechanisms such as e-learning, Skype sessions, webinars and added, "Exchange of PhD students as well as faculty members are among the important issues to be addressed by Iran and Hungary."
In the end, the two sides agreed that a workgroup be formed to implement the issues concluded during the virtual consultative meeting.
Back in March 2019, Tehran and Budapest hailed the current level of cultural and academic interactions between the two sides in areas of translating classic books and funding students, and voiced determination to further broaden cooperation in these areas.