The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers, has paved the way for three universities of Cologne, Kurdistan and Tehran to exchange students within the framework of a project called “Multilingualism in Iran, a social look into grammatical diversity” aimed at promoting intra-university exchanges with a 100,000 euro fund.
According to IRNA the first phase of this plan is underway and it is possible that the project will be extended for more than two years. The aim of the project is to make students acquainted with the cultural, social and educational situations in both countries.
Students from Kurdistan and Tehran universities are going to stay three months at the University of Cologne for research purposes. The German students will also spend three months in Iran and follow up their research projects.
One student from the University of Kurdistan and two students and one professor from the University of Tehran have been dispatched to Germany so far.
Two PhD students and one MA student studying linguistics at the University of Cologne will be sent to the University of Kurdistan in September.
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