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Potentials for International Collaboration



Ranking among the most distinguished medical universities in Iran, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) is always open to exploring new avenues for international collaborations in research, educational and professional domains. With over 900 faculty members, 18 schools, 60 research centers and 14 university hospitals, SUMS provides a unique environment for advancing joint initiatives in medical education and research. Following are a number of potential areas of academic collaboration and partnership.


Visiting Professor Program

The Visiting Professor Program is intended to serve as a pathway for leading scientists and distinguished professors to present lectures or conduct research at SUMS affiliated schools and Research Centers. The program provides the necessary financial support and accommodation for incoming professors. Learn more


MOUs and Contracts

In the spirit of fostering partnerships and academic collaborations, SUMS proposes bilateral or multilateral agreements and contracts with other higher education institutions across the globe. The areas to be covered may include but are not limited to exchange programs, joint degree programs, joint research, joint events etc. Framework agreements can be formulated in the form of non-binding agreements or legally enforceable contracts. Learn more


Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus Plus Projects

In line with its efforts to promote academic cooperation and knowledge exchange on a global level, SUMS declares its willingness to engage in partnership with overseas universities in joint projects funded under Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus Plus and other internationally recognized programs.


Joint Events

SUMS Directorate for International Relations organizes joint events including workshops, seminars, webinars, conferences and journal club sessions. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, these events are mostly held in the form of webinars and live online events. Learn more


Non-Resident Iranian Elites Program

Pursuant to an agreement between SUMS and International Affairs and Technological Exchange Center (Iranian Vice-President’s Office for Science and Technology), SUMS has been designated as one of the institutions to host non-resident Iranian experts and entrepreneurs. Collaborations can take the form of lectures, workshops, joint research, postdoc fellowships and visiting professorships. The University provides the incoming academics and researchers with the necessary financial and technical assistance. Learn more


Non-Degree Programs

SUMS schools offer a multitude of non-degree programs geared towards extending learning in core courses and enriching student experience in health related fields. These programs range from medical electives and short-term training courses to summer programs and fellowship. The University also welcomes joint projects aimed at exchanging non-degree seeking applicants with overseas institutions. Learn more
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Joint Supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Theses

SUMS occasionally receives requests from domestic and international students for joint supervision of master's or doctoral theses. This allows students to conduct their research under the supervision of faculties from the graduate schools of two or more universities. Such interactions contribute to knowledge exchange and open the way for expanding international academic collaborations.


Capacity Building Projects

These projects encompass a wide range of activities tailored towards improving skills, knowledge and competencies on individual and organizational levels. SUMS has already engaged in a number of capacity development projects focusing on knowledge transfer and technical assistance to the regional universities and health centers. The University welcomes collaborative projects aimed at identifying common areas of interest where there is ample room for development.


Contact Us

For further assessment of collaboration and partnership opportunities, you may reach our international relations team via the following contact details:


Tel.: (+98 71) 32 12 28 82

Fax: (+98 71) 32 35 69 96