IIUI, Faisalabad varsity ink MoU for academic cooperation
ISLAMABAD, Sept 7: The International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)
and the University of Faisalabad (TUF) have inked a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) for academic cooperation and mutual benefit.
The MoU was signed by
Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, president, International Islamic University,
Islamabad and Prof Dr Abdul Majeed, pro-rector, the University of Faisalabad
here on Thursday.
The MoU shall pave the way for cooperation in the
fields of engineering and technology, health sciences, Shariah, law, management
sciences, and social sciences for achieving higher standards of academic
According to an official announcement, the MoU says both
universities will identify areas and subjects for academic programmes and joint
research work and involve their staff in these projects.
The MoU further
adds that the IIUI will nominate its experts in law, Shariah, electronic
engineering and technology, computers, Tafseer/Hadith, social sciences,
languages and literature and other disciplines on the academic syndicate of
The IIUI shall also provide its skills and expertise in various
academic disciplines and assist TUF in designing schemes of studies, courses and
The IIUI will also offer its academic facilities to students
sponsored by TUF in its regular degree programmes. Both universities will
organize seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences on each other's
The MoU shall provide internationally accepted standards and
norms of skills and expertise to the TUF from the academic, training and
research pool of IIUI.
Mr Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja, director academics and
registrar of IIUI, Dr Muhammad Tahir Mansoori, dean, faculty of Shariah and law
of IIUI and Dr Zahoor Ahmad Azhar, dean of TUF were also present at the signing
ceremony of the MoU.
Meanwhile, a renowned Turkish academician, Dr Abdul
Hamit Birisik, has joined the department of Hadith at IIUI under the Higher
Education Commission's (HEC's) foreign professors' programme. He will supervise
HEC has so far arranged 10 foreign professors for the