Presided over by Prof. Davari Ardakani, the 518th meeting of the Scientific Council of the Academy was held on Sunday, October 9th. The attendees comprised of the secretary, vice president for research and deputy president and the chairmen of the scientific departments.

 

Following the approval of the previous meeting's minutes, the proposal of the Department of Islamic Sciences for the Academy’s spiritual support and cooperation with the Institute of Suhrawardi’s Wisdom for the International Conference on “Sheikh al-Ishraq and the New World” was presented and approved. The Academy's Logo will be placed on the Conference poster.

 

Then, the proposals of the Department of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Islamic Sciences for the collaboration of Prof. Vahid Taghikhani, Prof. Mojtab Shariaty Niassar and Dr. Mostafa Broujerdi as guest scholars for a two-year term were set forth and approved.

 

The Council also ratified the proposal of the extension of the collaboration of associate membership of a professor, proposed by the Department of Basic Sciences of the Academy, for a further four-year term and passed it to the General Assembly for final approval.

 

The other topics discussed and approved in this meeting include:

- Publication of a book resulting from the research project on "Research, Discovery, Analysis and Documentation of the Profiles of Distinguished Engineers of the Country", ratified in the meeting of the Research Council on September 4th;
- Final Report of the second phase of the macro research project of foresight of agriculture and natural recourses status with respect to the global changes and the trend of technologies growth on “Analysis of Ecological New Technologies in Agriculture and Natural Resources”, approved in the Research Council meeting on September 4th;
- Implementation of the third phase of the macro research project of foresight of agriculture and natural recourses status with respect to the global changes and the trend of technologies growth on “The Effects of Climate Change and Global Socio-Political Developments on Iran's Agriculture and Natural Resources and Strategies to Adapt to Them with an Ecological Approach” approved in the meeting of the Research Council on September 18th. This will be passed to the General Assembly for final approval.

 

Moreover, regarding the submission of the results of the Academy's research projects to the relevant authorities and the promotion of their achievements in the form of books, articles, statements, etc., discussions and suggestions were presented. It was decided that the suggestions would be included in the agenda of the Publishing Council of the Academy.

 

At the concluding part of the meeting, Prof. Salehi referred to the awarding of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics to research on quantum technology and emphasized on the importance of this issue. He stated that “Fortunately, the Academy has formed a think tank on the topic of quantum technology and we hope that the results of the activities of the think tank would be useful for the development of knowledge related to quantum technology and its optimal use in the country.

 

 

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