The Scientific Council of the Academy held a combined face-to-face and virtual meeting on July 5th. Chaired by Prof. Davari Ardakani, the meeting was attended by the secretary and chairmen of the scientific departments of the Academy.

Prof. Davari Ardakani welcomed the participants and called for making the necessary arrangements for holding the regular and planned meetings of the councils and departments of the Academy preferably on a virtual basis.

 

Then he congratulated Prof. Abbas Shakeri, associate fellow of the Department of Human Sciences, and Prof. Mohammad Saleh Olia, invited scholar of the Department of Engineering Sciences of the Academy, for being chosen as exemplary professors of the country as well as Prof. Ali Reza Koocheki for being selected as the first distinguished professor of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

 

The other topics discussed and decided upon in this meeting include:

- Appointment of Prof. Jafar Towfighi and Prof. Rasool Jafarian as the Academy’s representatives for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the Academy and the National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP) and for the organization of the meetings of the strategic workgroup of the Memorandum;
- Collaboration of the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Division of Environment of the Academy with the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad to promote the activities pertaining to water and soil;
- Nomination of two Iranian famed personalities in each scientific field by the scientific departments of the Academy to be submitted to Tehran Beautification Organization after the approval of the president of the Academy;
- Selection of the Department of Basic Sciences of the Academy for presenting Abu Reyhan Biruni's Award to outstanding young researchers in basic sciences of the country;
- Approval of the final report of the research projects on “Foresight of Agriculture and Natural Recourses Status with Respect to the Global Changes and the Trend of Technologies Growth” and “Analysis and Classification of the Defended Architecture PhD Theses at the Top Universities of the World” and their accomplishments;
- Extension of the accomplishment time for the research project on “Research, Discovery, Analysis and Documentation of the Academy's Prestigious Engineers' Profiles”;
- Extension of the collaboration of three invited scholars with the Department of Engineering Sciences, nine invited scholars with the Department of Basic Sciences and 26 invited scholars with the Department of Agricultural Sciences for a further two-year term;
- Approval of the proposal of the Department of Engineering Sciences for the associate membership of its proposed professor for a four-year term and the proposal of the extension of the collaboration of associate membership of the proposed professors of the Departments of Basic Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Sciences of the Academy for a further four-year term.

 

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