In 2022 the first specialists in Oriental and African Studies will graduate from North Ossetia State University with joint NOSU and Allameh Tabataba’i University degrees. This announcement was made at the International Academic Conference on The Cultural Dialogue between Iran and Russia in Teheran.

“Relations between the people of North Ossetia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have ancient and deep historic roots. Today we need to not only study the past but also determine the direction of development for the creation of mutually advantageous and promising cooperation strategies not only in an academic and educational but also in an economic sense,” NOSU’s Vice Rector of External Relations and Development, Alan Uadati, noted.

Close cooperation between the two tertiary institutions started in 2016 when the respective rectors, Alan Ogoyev and Hussein Salimi, signed an agreement of cooperation. Teheran university thoroughly studied North Ossetia State University’s ability to organize the education process and academic research program. According to their Iranian colleagues NOSU is a worthy and qualified partner.

In 2017 North Ossetia held an International Academic and Workshop Conference at NOSU. The theme of the conference was Iran and the North Caucasus: History and the Objectives of Cooperation. Within the framework of the event organized by the university, the partnerships signed an agreement to mutually develop the Iran in the Contemporary World Masters Degree program.

The international conference at Allameh Tabataba’i University focused on two main themes: cultural ties and diplomatic relations between Iran and Russia.

The papers of academics from North Ossetia drew special attention. Dr Ruslan Bzarov from the History Department dedicated his introduction to the Alania model of social organization from Indo-Iranian origins to the 19th century. The director of NOSU’s Educational Scientific Production Complex, Nazim Gidzhrati spoke about cultural parallels, migration of people and ties between Iran and the Central Caucasus. Zalina Plieva, the dean of the School of History focused on the history and future of strengthening cultural ties and economic interaction between the two countries.