1st Join Workshop between Lorestan University and Technical University of Munich, December 2017

This Workshop which will be convened at Lorestan University on 19th December 2017, focuses on the topics such as Noise Generation and Control…
Prof. Kheir-Ollah Sepahvand, the faculty of Technical University of Munich, will give his lecture in this Workshop.

Access4SMEs webinars, on 17th, 30th November and 12th December

The Access4SMEs, the network of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP) for Small Medium-sized Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance (SMEs, ARF), will hold 3 webinars on 17th, and 30th November and 12th December.

The webinars are listed in the training plan and are parts of the curriculum: 

  1. ‘InnovFin Science and InnovFin Emerging Innovator–basic’ on November 17th, 2017 at 12.00 am CET. Further information on this websinar, webinar, and registration procedures can be found here.
  2. ‘SMEs in collaborative projects-basic’ on November 30th, 2017 at 10.00 am CET. Further information on this websinar, webinar, and registration procedures can be found here.
  3. ‘Business Model Development, Business Plan Developing-basic’ on December 12th, 2017 at 11.00 am CET. The link for the webinar in due time, the registration as well as the detailed agenda of the webinar, will be available on the website of Access4SMEs soon. 

Horizon 2020 Info Days, 26th – 27th November 2017

The European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran have organized a 2-day seminar to learn more about Horizon 2020 (the EU’s largest research and innovation program ever; with nearly € 80 billion in funding available over 7 years). The event will take place at the University of ALzahra, in Tehran, on 26th November (10am-5:30 pm) and 27th November (10am – 1:30 pm).

The Seminar is free of charge, and allows the participants to find their research partners from the EU, where the key topics covered are:

  • How to participate in the Horizon 2020 program
  • Funding opportunities for researchers from Iran
  • New Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-20 focusing on Iran
  • Proposal preparation and submission
  • Budgeting and contract preparation

Further details on this event, the agenda, and registration please click here:

University of Lorestan Congratulates H. E. Minister Prof. Mansour Gholami

Following the appointment of H. E. Prof. Mansour Gholami, as the Minister of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic, Republic of Iran, University of Lorestan congratulates Prof. Gholami and wish for him the bests and prosperity in his new mission.

It is worth noting that Prof. Gholami previously was the chancellor of the Bu-Ali-Sina University of Hamedan.

1st International Conference on Comparative Education

1st International Conference on Comparative Education, Lorestan University, I. R. of Iran, 23-24 November 2017
Lorestan University in Khorram-Abad Province in Iran, is hosting the ‘1st International Conference on Comparative Education’. The Lorestan University is getting prepared to set the executive and scientific requirements and provisions for this Event.

The 16th National Physics Conference

Lorestan University in collaboration with the Union Iranian Physics Teachers Societies (UIPTS) held the 16th national physics conference on September 2, 2015. It is worthy of note that the Vice Chancellor of Ministry of Education, Chancellor of Research and Planning Organization and the Governor of Lorestan Province attended the conference. Furthermore, the conference had different themes and goals and several workshops and exhibitions were set up in it. About 700 physics professors and teachers participated in the conference, and 256 papers were accepted for oral and poster presentation.


Elites Festival

Lorestan University hosted the Elites Festival under the name of Rooyesh Zagros on April 12, 2015.  Lorestan province officials attended this festival with the aim of introducing the Elites, Gifted, and Talented students who live in western Iran. In the first phase, 180 inventors registered in it and 130 students out of them were accepted as a jury and commerce committee. The main goals of elites festival are Providing the ground for using the capacity of provincial elite institutions in cultural designing and programs, considering the local requirement, Enlightening public opinion and introducing the meaning of elite to the society and their role and impact particularly in the cultural and social areas, Promoting dialogue on strategic document of the country in elites’ affairs, and etc.


The 13th International TELLSI Conference

An international conference on issues in English language teaching and literature will be held at Lorestan University on November 17, 2015. University professors, researchers, and Ph.D. and M.A. students here in Iran and overseas are invited to take part in this international conference by submitting abstracts and papers. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference, and accepted full papers will be published in prestigious journals carrying ISI and ISC indices. As well, the main objective of this great event is to let the EFL/ESL professionals, scholars, researchers, and students in language studies in Iran and across the globe share their latest research findings and promote professionalism in a wide range of areas associated with English language teaching and literature. For more information please check the following website: http://tellsi13.lu.ac.ir

The Report of the 13th International TELLSI Conference

The 13th International TELLSI Conference was held at Lorestan University at Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran, on November 17-19, 2015. The first day of the Conference was dedicated to holding workshops. The first workshop, which was successively held by Dr. Zohreh Eslami Rasekh from Texas A&M University and Dr. Noriko Ishihara from Hosei University, focused on teaching students to use language appropriately by raising their knowledge of pragmatics. Investigating and consequently teaching, the role of using ICT Tools for preparation of pre-service English teachers was the subject of the second workshop, which was held by Dr. Mary Ellis from National Institute of Education, Singapore. In the last workshop, the workshop holder Dr. Mola Miri from Allameh Tabatabaei University, Iran, talked about humanizing language teaching by elaborating the topic of his workshop – Revisiting and Implementing Critical Pedagogy in Second Language Learning.

The opening of the Conference began by recitation of the Holy Quran on the second day, November 18. Then, Dr. Khosrow Azizi, Chancellor of the Lorestan University, delivered a speech in which he firstly welcomed all the guests, participants and presenters, and secondly talked about the importance of English language in extending the boarders of science. Next, the Conference Chair, Dr. Mahmood Reza Moradian, welcomed participants in his speech; he, then, after having thanked them for creating such an ideal opportunity for discussing their thoughts and the results of their researches regarding the main themes of the conference (New Trends and Criticisms in English Language Teaching and Literature), wished them to have a fruitful experience at the conference, and a wonderful stay at Khorramabad.

Dr. Hossein Farhady from Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, then, delivered his keynote speech titled Significance of Professional Development of EFL Teachers in Language Assessment in which he talked about the importance of improving the teachers’ knowledge of language assessment.

After the first keynote speech, presenters, both oral and poster, shared their new findings and contributed to the conference by presenting their papers on Applied Linguistics and English Literature in 13 different panels simultanously. Meanwhile, Dr. Zohre Eslami Rasekh presented her paper titled Public Apologies: Perceptions and Performances as a featured presenter. Consecutively, Dr. Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab presented his featured presentation titled Foreign Language Curriculum Development in Iran: A History of Missed Opportunities.

Two of the presentations, including Dr. Christine Coombe’s keynote speech titled Professionalizing your English Language Teaching, and a featured talk by Arman Abednia titled Identity Construction in TESOL Teacher Education: Insights from Communities of Practice, were given via video conferencing.

The third keynote speech, the title of which was Languaging and Second Language Learning: Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, was given by Dr. Wataru Suzuki from Miyagi University of Education, Sendai, Japan at 2 p.m. on the same day. In his speech, he undertook an endeavor to highlight the role of languaging in the process of learning in general and L2 pedagogy in particular.

In the morning of the third day, November 19, Dr. Noriko Ishihara from Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan delivered her keynote speech titled Identity and Pragmatics: Implications for Second Language Acquisition and Instruction. The talk was an attempt to highlight the role of pragmatics and learner identity in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and to discuss the pragmatic-and-learner-identity-based implications for classroom instruction and assessment.

After the first keynote speech of the third day, Dr. Karim Sadeghi presented his featured talk titled Teaching Spoken English in Iran’s Private Language Schools: Issues and Options. Successively, Dr. Manijeh Youhanaee presented a paper titled The L2 Acquisition of Telicity as another featured presenter. Afterwards, Dr. Reza Khani delivered a speech the title of which was Decisions to Make in an Uncertain World: Using Chaos-Driven Fuzzy Logic in TEFL as the last featured presenter of the conference.

As the fifth and last keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Mickan from University of Adelaide, Australia presented his lecture titled Text Analysis and Text-Based Teaching: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use. He, in his speech, tried to endorse text-based instruction as a practical approach to teaching any language.

The Closing Ceremony of the conference was held later that day at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Hossein Farhady in a speech intended to appreciate Dr. Mohammad Hassan Tahririan for all the efforts he had put in his scholarly life to teach English students and teachers invited him, Dr. Tahririan, on the stage to give a talk to the audience. The TELLSI 13 conference had already been dedicated to Dr. Mohammad Hassan Tahririan and was held in memory of Late Dr. Mansoor Fahim. Dr. Mohammad Hassan Tahririan, after having thanked Dr. Farhady for his speech, introduced the problem Iranian scholars in the filed faced at the moment not to be learning the language correctly, but teaching it. Finally, keynote and featured speakers as well as workshop holders were appreciated for their scholarly contribution to the conference.

The opening of the Research Weeks exhibition at Lorestan University

The exhibition of the research and technology, market fan, employment, and entrepreneurship was opened on December 5 and the Governor of Lorestan Province, Houshang Bazvand, Political and Security Deputy, Seyyed Saeed Shahrokhi, Dr. Khosrow Azizi, Chancellor of Lorestan University, the heads of the faculties and higher education institutions, and a number of province’s managers attended it.
Dr. Azizi, during the exhibition, after felicitating the Student’s Day, said, “The research weeks exhibition of this year contains 3 exhibitions including the research findings of market fan,  employment, and the entrepreneurship that are officially launched today on December 5 (Azar 14), in presence of Governor, and will continue until December 9 (Azar 18), in 34 booths.
“In contrast to the previous year, considering the visits from the exhibition, we have had further innovations. In addition, these innovations are more practical and applicant-centered which is one of the Research Ministry’s policies – that is, the findings of the researches should lead to innovations. And, Universities must provide an appropriate setting in which science is turned to technology, and eventually to wealth. Currently, one of the predicaments that we are facing with is the fracture in the research and the execution sectors; therefore, the reason behind holding such exhibitions, and honoring the research week, is to foster the relationship between the society, industrial centers, executive systems, Universities, and research centers,” He added.
He also asserted that the honoring ceremony of Lorestan Province’s research and technology elects, as well as those of Premier Ideas Festival, that are to be, according to the rule book, introduced by the concerning research organizations, will be held on December 8 (Azar 17).