Professor Majid Samii has presided over many international societies and institutions. After graduating from high school in Iran, he traveled to Germany and studied medicine at Mainz University. Due to his scientific successes during his medical education and the highest grades in the final exams of the medical school, he awarded the special prize of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology to the best Iranian students resides in Europe.
In April 1970, at the age of 32, he was promoted to associate professor of neurosurgery and continued to work as deputy director of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Mainz. In 1971, he received the title of professor in the field of neurosurgery. He was offered the title of professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the National University of Iran (Shahid Beheshti University) in the same year.
However, he refused to accept this important position to continue his scientific work at the University of Mainz. He was also elected as the founding president of the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in 2003. After several proposals for the Department of Neurosurgery at the universities of Leiden in Netherlands, he finally accepted the position of professor of neurosurgery at Hannover University of Medicine (MHH) in 1988. In 2000, Professor Samii founded the International Institute of Neuroscience in Hannover. In 2004, Professor Samii also chaired the International Institute of Neuroscience at the Capital Medical University in Beijing. In 2010, the construction of the International Institute of Neurosciences in Tehran was launched and its construction began. Professor Majid Samii is the chairman of the International Institute of Neuroscience, which will be launched in the near future.
One of the most important achievements of Prof. Samii is the training of more than 1,000 neurological surgeons from all over the world, that mostly are in high scientific, executive and educational level. In 2002, his friends and students founded the International Neurological and Surgical Society, as “Professor Majid Samii’s Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN)”. This community was then renamed the “Madjis Samii Society of International Neurosurgeons (MASSIN)”. Also, in the year ended March 2009, the “Super 400 Hospital of 400 Beds for Professor Samii” was established with the presence of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in Rasht.