A scientific meeting entitled "The Role of Tourism in Changing the Coastal Habitats of the Caspian Sea" was held at the Central Organization of the University of Mazandaran. It was attended by the representatives of the Environmental Organization of the province and students of the University of Giessen under the aegis of the DAAD institute.
A total of eight students from the University of Giessen, Germany, are in Babolsar in order to visit the University of Mazandaran and the tourist attractions of this province.
At a meeting that was held in order to get Giessen University students acquainted with the tourist attractions of this province, strategies essential for the development of this industry were discussed.
It is worth noting that these students are in Iran based on a memorandum of understanding signed between the two Universities of Mazandaran and Giessen; their journey is however fully financed by the DAAD Organization in Iran. It is hoped that professors and students from University of Mazandaran will also be able to visit Giessen University soon.
DAAD’s (Institute of Academic Exchanges) major mission is to make contact between students, scholars, and researchers from other countries and Germany and to receive and educate them in Germany. It is a nonprofit organization independent of government ministries but it is funded by the ministry of higher education of Germany. Its main task is to provide information about German scientific centers, universities, professors, methods of communicating with German academic institutions and, in general, providing advice to students, faculty and foreign researchers.
The German Academic Exchange Institute was established in the years between the First World War and the Second World War, with the aim of facilitating the study of German students in the United States.
And today, DAAD does not act as a science-producing entity, but rather as a facilitator, aiming to create conditions for international scientific and cultural exchanges.