Concluding a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute for Humanities and Kabul University
The four-thousand-year-old common history of the two countries and the common linguistic backgrounds and the signing of this memorandum of understanding are considered a step towards the continuation of friendly relations between the two countries. Also, Niko's initiative to build the Faculty of Persian Language and Literature at Kabul University in cooperation with Iran is one of the ways to expand Persian language and literature in this country.
Office of International Scientific Cooperation of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies with regard to common cultural fields and missions and tasks of the Institute for Humanities and Kabul University, especially in identifying and protecting the Persian language and culture after continuous follow-up through the Center for International Scientific Cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Ministry of Foreign Affairs succeeded in concluding a memorandum of cooperation with Kabul University.
Kabul University is the oldest and most famous public university in Afghanistan, which was established in 1932. (1311 AH) has been established and currently has 22 faculties, 102 departments, more than 890 professors and more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Due to the importance of establishing international scientific agreements, Kabul University has concluded scientific agreements with more than 60 prestigious universities in the world to provide and expand scientific activities, improve quality and create opportunities for participation in scientific-technical experiences and skills. The Faculty of Language and Literature is one of the old faculties of Kabul University, which started its undergraduate course in Dari and Pashto in 1323 AH, and in 1335 AH the Dari and Pashto Persian groups separated. The master's degree programs of both groups separately in 1392 AH and the first doctoral course of both groups separately in 1392.
In a virtual meeting held on February 1, 2017 with the presence of Dr. Hossein Ali Ghobadi (Director of the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies), Dr. Shokouh Sadat Hosseini (Director of the Office of International Scientific Cooperation) and Dr. Yaman Hekmat (on behalf of Kabul University) from Iran and Dr. Mohammad Osman Babari (President of Kabul University), Dr. Raheleh Hamidzai (Head of Language and Literature Department of Kabul University) and Gholamhossein Shirzad Moghadam (Iranian Cultural Counselor in Kabul) from Afghanistan, this Memorandum of Understanding was signed and Dr. Hekmat on behalf of Kabul University and Shirzad Moghaddam, on behalf of the Institute for Humanities, handed over the memoranda of understanding to the parties.
The main objectives of this memorandum are mutual cooperation, exchange of professors, conducting joint scientific research by professors and students of the two institutions, exchange of students to participate in education in the learning process of students, providing undergraduate and doctoral programs in linguistics and literature for Kabul University. Joint scientific and research meetings and conferences, providing the publication of international scientific articles, providing scholarships for bilateral students, as well as providing opportunities for practical work and short-term training courses for students of both institutions using each other's facilities.
At the beginning of the meeting, which was held on the occasion of signing the MoU, Dr. Shokooh Sadat Hosseini praised the efforts of Dr. Hamidzai and Dr. Hekmat, explained the preparations for the MoU and expressed hope for continued formal and fruitful cooperation between the Institute for Humanities and Kabul University. He invited the leaders of the two sides to speak. Dr. Mohammad Osman Babari (President of Kabul University) thanked the colleagues who provided the ground for concluding this Memorandum of Understanding and expressed hope that significant joint scientific activities would take place in the future.
It is worth mentioning that in recent years, there has been significant cooperation in the field of holding meetings and workshops between the Institute for Humanities and scientific institutions of Afghanistan; Among them: the meeting of "Mullah Faiz Mohammad Katib Hazareh, the father of the history of Afghanistan", the meeting of "Persian language in Afghanistan" with the speech of Dr. Mohammad Sarvar Molaei and the symposium "Common Heritage of Nowruz in Afghanistan" in 1396 AH; Conference on "Afghan Women's Migration Novel" in 1397 AH; Conference on "Study of Persian Persian Poetry Periods from Awakening to the Fall of the Monarchy" with a lecture by Dr. Reza Charhghani in 1398; And the presence of a delegation of 25 professors of Persian language and literature from Afghanistan with a lecture by Professor Taghi Pournamdarian in the same year; And Dr. Maryam Sadat Fayyazi's speech at the virtual conference "Corona Reflection in Asian Songs and Songs" entitled "Linguistic Analysis of Iranian and Afghan Songs in the Corona Period" which was held in 1399 AH with the participation of Afghan enthusiasts.