KU signs MoU with University of Khartoum

Karachi, June 14(The News): The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan to enhance cooperation in the field of scientific research based on the exchange of knowledge and facilities between the two countries.

Acting director of the ICCBS, Prof. Dr Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary on behalf of the centre and Prof. Dr EL Bushra ElSheikh ElNur of the University of Khartoum in his recent visit to the ICCBS signed the MoU, said an ICCBS release issued on Wednesday. The objective of the MoU is to accelerate the pace of development in the areas of science and research by enhancing the research cooperation. There will be exchange of guest lecturers, external examiners or visiting professionals in their fields of specialisation.

External examiners will be invited from the ICCBS to examine the PhD students registered at the Sudanese institutions. Sudanese students will also be admitted at the ICCBS as full-time PhD students.

By having joint research projects, exchange of scientists, training of young researchers and exchange of information, scientific and technological teamwork between both the countries will improve. Moreover, three to four visits of Pakistani scientists can be organised each year for a period of one week, which will be utilised for planning, consultancy and identification of potential research areas. Both the parties will share information regarding organising seminars and conferences and will share scientific publications and news.



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