During the developmental stages of Soran and Lund University’s academic relationship, the two universities reached an accord to open an advanced research center at Soran University and accept Soran University students to study for doctoral degree at Lund University in Sweden.
On August 8, 2011, Dr. Howri Mansurbag, Vice President of Soran University for Scientific Affairs and Dara Maghdid, Deputy Dean of The Science Faculty visited The Mideast Research Center of Lund University, meeting with the officials and Dr. Birzo Alyas, a distinguished researcher at the center.
During the bilateral discussions, Lund University agreed to oversee the doctoral students of Soran University and also reached an agreement to open an advanced research center within the Soran University campus.
Furthermore, they talked about taking steps in stringthining relationships between the two universities through the development of more similar programs. *Lund University is ranked within the top 100 leading international universities.