Major Functions and Activities

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The major functions of our organization are as follows:

 

  • Investigating and identifying the research needs of higher education and taking action to compose, compile and translate basic references and textbooks in the humanities and Islamic sciences in Persian as well as other languages.
  • Conducting fundamental, applied and developmental research projects, holding scientific conferences and presenting research findings via workshops.
  • Establishing research collaborations among university professors and religious scholars as well as higher education and research institutes inside and outside of Iran in order to survey the humanities’ issues in terms of their relevance to Islamic sciences and our organizational objectives.
  • Monitoring the intellectual trends and significant thoughts in the university textbooks and resources of the humanities and analyzing them critically in terms of their relevance to the principles and issues of Islamic sciences regarding the evolution and promotion of the humanities.
  • Printing, publishing and selling books and references; producing informative computer software and mobile applications and other scientific and research products in Iran and overseas.
  • Establishing relationships as well as developing collaborations with experts, scholars, universities and higher education and research institutes, and similar research centers (real and legal) in Iran and overseas in order to realize organization’s objectives.

 

   1. Research Functions

The Research Department provides the content of university textbooks through conducting research projects, composing, compiling and/or translating books and evaluating published books. This department performs its functions by communications and collaborations of its research and specialized groups with universities and research institutes inside and outside Iran. Research activities embrace three approaches namely fundamental, developmental and applied across different subject areas.

The research groups of the Research Center for Research and Development conduct studies in the following subject areas:

  • Textbook Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Literary Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Law and Jurisprudence
  • Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Arts
  • Language Studies
  • Philosophy and Kalam (Theology)

 

   2. Scientific-Technical Supervision Functions

At this department, the book developed by the Research Department is prepared to be published as a finished product by the adept editors and experienced technical experts of the Scientific-Technical Supervision Department.

 

   3. Executive Functions

Using the latest technology, the Executive Department makes sure that the academic community in Iran and scholars worldwide are able to access our products in the format that best suits them, in print or digital.

 

   4. International Academic Cooperation

 

      4-1. Aims and Policies

We base our framework and policies initiating, developing and deepening international cultural and academic cooperation with universities and research centers in the region and worldwide. Our policies include:

  • Adhering to human values and ethics and avoiding  provoking political, cultural and religious conflicts
  • Presenting Islamic and Iranian culture and knowledge and achievements of Iranian scholars
  • Welcoming new knowledge achievements
  • Promoting  scientific and academic collaborations and exchange
  • Initiating  effective and constructive global interactions
  • Inspiring and influencing the integrity of the region

 

      4-2. Activities

We pursue our international policies and aims through the following activities:

  • Expanding relations and cooperation with international academic and cultural centers and organizations
  • Expanding scientific and research transactions and cooperation with foreign universities and research centers in the humanities and Islamic sciences.
  • Scientific collaboration with Iranian experts in foreign countries
  • Recognizing, evaluating and criticizing the books and scientific works of the world’s scholars in order to translate them into Persian and other languages, and publishing them in cooperation with the relevant units of SAMT
  • Writing and translating university textbooks, from basic to advanced, in the humanities through cooperation with academic and research centers of other countries
  • Composing and translating textbooks, supplementary and fundamental books in the humanities from Persian to other languages within the framework of the MoUs signed with universities and scientific centers of other countries
  • Preparing and compiling educational content for the centers of Persian language studies, Iranian studies, Islamic studies and Oriental studies in other countries
  • Exchanging  information and doing effective marketing for SAMT’s books in print or digital
  • Hosting and attending international events: Workshops, Conferences and Exhibitions

SAMT has actively participated in the international book fairs of different countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Lebanon, England, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Syria, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Iraq, Ukraine, Tajikistan, China and France. Our long-term objective is to make its participation more effective and active than ever.

 

      4-3. Our International Collaborations

Some Universities and Research Institutes SAMT has cooperated with

No.

Country

Ministry/University/Institute

1

Iraq

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Kufa University

2

Afghanistan

The Ministry of Higher Education

Balkh University

3

Russia

The College of Asia and Africa (The State University of Moscow)

The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences

The Foundation for Islamic Studies

4

Syria

University of Damascus

 Arab Writers Association

5

Lebanon

Ma'aref University

6

Azerbaijan

Khazar University

7

Tajikistan

National University

8

England

College of Islamic Sciences of London

9

Germany

The Institute of the Humanities and Islamic Studies The Islamic Studies Foundation

10

China

Yunnan University

Last Update At : 20 April 2021