RICeST is a TWAS-affiliated information center that was established in 1991 in Shiraz, south of Iran, after an agreement made between the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology aiming at facilitating Iran and regional countries’ scientific achievements through supporting educational, research and technical aspects of information management activities. Through RICeST, researchers, faculty members, students, etc. can access scientific information in different fields.
Using specialists in different fields of science and technology has guaranteed the implementation of authorities of this center. Today, RICeST has established the largest databases, published magazines and books, held various lectures and conferences and provided scientific and technical information services without subject constraints in the form of articles, books, theses, technical and research reports and documents and distributed them among universities and institutes and also regional countries.
Following such duties and activities, RICeST president, Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehghani visited Khazar University in Azerbaijan. During this visit MoUs were signed, workshops have been held and RICeST RPDAP has been activated.
Dr. Dehghani, along with a delegation and in order to give access to the database of more than a million full-text Persian textbooks to Azerbaijan scientific communities visited the President of Khazar University. The main aim was promoting Persian literature.