International Relations



Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth, and sport for the period 2014-2021. Education, training, youth, and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity, and inclusion.

Well-performing education and training systems and youth policies can help to tackle these challenges by providing people with the skills required by the labor market and the economy while allowing them to play an active role in society and achieve personal fulfillment. Reforms in education, training, and youth can strengthen progress towards these goals, on the basis of a shared vision between policymakers and stakeholders, sound evidence and cooperation across different fields and levels.

The Programme supports actions, cooperation, and tools consistent with the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiatives, such as Youth on the Move and the Agenda for new skills and jobs. The Programme also contributes to achieving - through the Open Methods of Coordination - the objectives of the Education and Training Strategic Framework and of the European Youth Strategy.

This investment in knowledge, skills, and competencies will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations, and society as a whole by contributing to the growth and ensuring prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

For more Information, please visit the website of Erasmus+ Programme

TUMS has currently contributed in some of Erasmus+ Projects including OPATEL, MediTec, and a few exchange programs with University of Almeria (Spain), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), University of Camerino (Italy), University of Coimbra (Portugal), and University of Tampere (Finland), Eastern University of Finland (Finland) and more.


TUMS has participated in many international projects and programs. OPATEL is one of them.

OPATEL which stands for Online Platform for Academic TEaching and Learning, is a three-year project started on October 2016, and funded by the European Union through Erasmus+ program. The aim of OPATEL consists in establishing and developing a center to train staff and students in Iran & Iraq universities by using Online Platform for TEaching and learning to be as a hub for using best practices in ICT in education.

13 partners from five countries are contributing to this project which is including Germany, Portugal, Greece, Iraq, and Iran.

OPATEL Center at TUMS was established at International College on May 30, 2018. This Center has been equipped with the facilities and devices bought under the financial support of the EU.

Please refer to the OPATEL website for more information:

One of the Erasmus+ projects which TUMS has participated in, in MediTec(Training for Medical Education via Innovative e-Technology).

The MediTec project will support and modernize the medical education in Jordan, Iraq, and Iran by establishing innovative training centers with immersive medical learning platform and realistic simulation models in order to improve the practical and soft skills for students in medical education in Jordan, Iraq, and Iran.

Please refer to the MediTec website for more information:


A student exchange program is a program in which students study abroad at one of partner institutions for a specific period. In line with internationalization of the university, TUMS has signed agreements with some of European universities in order to exchange student, staff and faculty members. 

Active agreements include:

  • University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • University of Almeria, Spain

  • University of Camerino, Italy

  • University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • University of Tampere, Finland

  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland



TUMS Global Network


TUMS International Desks



TUMS International Leading Houses



Desks for international cooperation are formed in line with the internationalization goals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), aimed at knowledge exchange and knowledge promotion of students and researchers through effective international collaborations.




Further to the internationalization aims of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), International Leading Houses have been launched to facilitate scientific collaborations of TUMS and other international partners around the world.



International Visiting Professorship Program


The visiting professorship program (VPP) is a product of strategic partnerships between Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and international universities. In order to strengthen the quality and international competitiveness of university, since 2014, TUMS supported international visiting professorship program to engage leading professors in the Medical fields from around the globe. Hopefully this program allows esteemed researchers and professors worldwide to participate in TUMS educational and research programs to promote its internationalization. 
Typically, professors are recruited for collaborating with TUMS and contributing to teaching or research areas. Engagement with the visiting professors exposes faculty and students at the university to cutting edge research in a wide variety of fields.
This outlines TUMS’s intentions to pursue the development of the international program and clearly explains the approval process of the collaborator.

International Visiting Professor at TUMS

TUMS International Visiting Professors


Last Update At : 14 August 2019