The cooperation promotes the exchange of knowledge and intercultural dialogue with scientific institutions in Iran. It supports sustainable projects in research, teaching and institutional capacity and aims at seeking reciprocal partnerships between the institutions and individuals involved.


The program implements instruments to promote mobility at student and faculty level, as well as instruments that allow the establishment of long-term research cooperations.

Steering Committee

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is composed of members of UZH with many years of experience in scientific cooperation with Iranian institutions of higher education.


Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rudolph, Professor of Islamic Studies

Prof. Dr. Christoph Uehlinger, Professor of Religious Studies

Program Coordination Center

In order to coordinate activities within the framework of cooperation, UZH has created a coordination office, which is incorporated in the International Relations Office.