The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Islamic Denomination Tehran and Iran.
The initiative has been taken to have academic and research collaborations between the two universities.
In this regard a function was organised at the IUST which was attended by the representatives of Iran and Tehran. As per the hand out issued here, the event started with a lecture on Quranic Hermeneutics delivered by rector of University of Islamic Denomination, Iran, Prof Mohammad Hossein Mokhtari.
The lecture was organized by the International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS) of IUST.
Prof Mokhtari in his address explained Friedrich Schleiermacher’s theory of Hermeneutics and deliberated on the three modes of Hermeneutics: Classic, Romantic and Philosophical.
“Most of the thinkers are in agreement with the fact that the ‘text is ambiguous’ and thereby emphasise on tracing the intentions of the author to arrive at a final message of the text,” he said.
The lecture was followed by signing a MoU between University of Islamic Denominations and IUST which was signed by Vice Chancellor, IUST Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi and Prof Mokhtari.
Prof Mokhtari was accompanied by a galaxy of scholars from Iran which included Dr. Yahya Jahangiri, Vice Rector, UoID, Professor Gholam Reza Raeisian, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran and Dr. Zahrani, Former Deputy of Education Minister of Iran.
In his address to the gathering, VC IUST said the MoU will be a remarkable step towards further expansion, fostering international alliance and outreach for the university.
“It will facilitate student and faculty exchange programmes, collaborative research and development of various joint projects,” he said.
Dean Academic Affairs, IUST Prof. A. M. Shah in his address emphasized the need to create worldwide chain of connections between different universities for an enriching academic environment and bright future.
The event was attended by the Syed Reyaz Rufai Registrar IUST, Deans, HoDs, faculty members and students from various departments.