The Forum was attended by rectors and heads of 13 Iranian and 17 Russian universities.
The following issues were discussed during the Forum:
- joint plans and projects of Russian and Iranian universities: problems and prospects;
- international experience in university management;
- ways to establish cooperation between Iranian and Russian universities in accordance with the promotion of international academic rankings;
- the position of universities in the field of applied and basic research.
The Forum resulted in the adoption of a resolution, according to which the parties decided to continue cooperation between Russian and Iranian universities in the scientific and educational sphere; to support the active participation of Russian and Iranian universities in the Moscow International University ranking "Three University Missions"; to assist in the study of the Persian language in Russian universities and Russian language in Iranian universities; to promote the involvement of Russian and Iranian universities in international inter-university associations.