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Iranian student ranks first in gaining PhD scholarship in Netherlands

Vienna, Jan 28, IRNA -- An Iranian girl ranked first on Monday, among 52 competitors, in gaining a Dutch government's scholarship for the PhD courses in 'Remote Control Monitoring and Geographical Information Systems'.

Ms Mojdeh Shamsaie, MS graduate in 'International Communications' managed to gain the scholarship for the first term that the new major will be presented at PhD level in Netherlands.

The course will be cosponsored by Netherlands' International Training Center (ITC), And Iran's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, and Ministry of Agricultural Jihad in the framework of a recently signed scientific cooperation agreement between Tehran and Amsterdam.

The course is aimed at transferring the advance Information Technology to Iran, and then to establish a practical regional and international training center in the country to train more technicians for the new technology.

The head of Netherlands' ITC, Elred Myern, appreciating the endeavors of the Iranian students, said during the graduation ceremony of the scientific center that 562 students referred to the ITC by Iranian universities, government organizations and scientific centers have participated at ITC's various courses so far.

He added, "keeping in mind the talent observed in Iranian students, and their efforts aimed at reaching scientific heights, the ITC is not only proud to have them in Netherlands, but asks for increasing the ratio allocated to them in its courses."

Myern added, "Iran can son become ITC's Mideastern link with the central Asia and Caucasus regions, thanks to the talent of the Iranian students."

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