TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei and Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichiy held talks on the third joint meeting of Iranian and Russian Top Universities scheduled to be held in the Russian capital on October 27.

In a meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Sanaei and Sadovnichiy called for enhanced cooperation between the two countries’ universities.

They added that the upcoming joint meeting of Iranian and Russian Top Universities could play a major role in boosting the performance of the two countries' colleges in various arenas, including education and science.

Referring to Iran’s rich culture and history, Sadovnichiy invited Iranian academic centers to participate in Russia’s academic ranking system.  

The first edition of the event was held at the venue of Central Library in Lomonosov Moscow State University on October 28, 2015.

The presidents of 10 Top Universities of Iran and 19 presidents and representatives of Russian Universities were present in the event.

The second edition was hosted by the University of Tehran on October 20, 2016. Rectors of 13 Iranian and 18 Russian universities were present at the summit.