Indonesia and Iran are always having a unique relation. The Indonesian Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education and the Iranian Ministry of Science Research Technology, had an MoU since 2006. Another agreement on education was also signed in 2009.

On April 6, 2017, Secretary General Prof. Ainun Na’im, PhD, MBA received the courtesy call from HE Valiollah Mohammadi, Iranian Ambassador and Dr Abbas Ghanbari Baghestan, Scientific Counsellor and Director of Iranian Students in East Asia.


The discussion was about the preparation of the future joint working group that will be conducted in the next October 2017, in Tehran, Iran.

The bilateral Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (HESTI) will cover issues related with nanotechnology, biotechnology, health and medicine (stem cell), earth and science, space technology, Science and Technology Parks (STP), as well as cooperation programs on higher education, among others like mobility program, visiting Professors, vocational higher education.


In addition, Indonesia is also ready to receive the Iranian delegation/ experts on Nanotechnology, Jakarta, 10-13 April 2017.

Both Indonesia and Iran wish that this specific bilateral HESTI cooperation will benefit both young generations of the Indonesians and Iranians, as well as the whole world.

Nada Marsudi, Tri Sundari, Annisa Pranowo
MoRTHE – Indonesia