KFUEIT inks MoU with ICCBS-Karachi University
KARACHI:International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT), Rahim Yar Khan on Monday.
The agreement intends to promote cooperation between two institutions for the analytical facilities for research purposes in synthetic organic, analytical and natural product chemistry.
ICCBS-UoK Director Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary and KFUEIR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Engr. Athar Mahboob signed the agreement in a meeting held at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi. Dr. Munawar Hussain, KFUEIT Head of the Department of Chemistry, and a few officials of the international center were also present in the meeting.
This agreement owns some important collaborative activities, including conducting joint research and development projects; providing analytical facilities to research students who are enrolled under the co-supervision program of ICCBS and KFUEIT, respectively; organization of lectures, symposia, international meetings, conferences, workshops; and exchange of information, teaching materials, technological and scientific publications, etc.
On the occasion, Dr. Iqbal Choudhary said that ICCBS at the University of Karachi was one of the most eminent centers of excellence, and one of the finest academic research establishments of chemical, biological and biomedical sciences in the developing world.
ICCBS is the institution of higher learning which imparts highest quality research training to its students in frontier fields of science and technology, he said, adding that it strived to contribute in fulfilling the need of quality manpower in science and technology and produces graduates which will serve the nation and humanity at large. He said that ICCBS was the only institution in Pakistan which was not only certified by ISO but it also became ‘UNESCO Centre for Excellence Category-2 Institute’.
Prof. Athar Mahboob said that KFUEIT was an established university which struggled to become a world class university of Engineering and Information Technology that contributes significantly to the development of regional economy and uplift of local community by becoming a powerhouse of intellectual and human capital generation. He said the said accord would develop linkages between academicians and researchers. It is pertinent to mention here that this agreement will be effective for a period of five years from the date of signing.