Pakistan, Bulgaria can cooperate in education sector: Dr. Atta
ISLAMABAD, Oct 24: Pakistan
and Bulgaria can collaborate in Joint Research Programme where scientists and
researchers from both countries can work together in the field of medicine,
applied sciences and agriculture.
This was stated by Chairman Higher
Education Commission (HEC) and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Science and
Technology Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman, while talking to Ambassador of Bulgaria
Desmond, who met him here on Tuesday.
The Ambassador of Bulgaria hoped
that cordial relationships which are developing among both countries can be
extended in higher education sector.
He said that the Bulgaria has good
medical and agricultural universities, which will welcome Pakistani students and
Dr. Atta reciprocated by inviting
Bulgaria to have a linkage programme between Pakistan Academy of Sciences and
the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which will be beneficial to scientists and
researchers of the two countries.
He also informed the Ambassador
about the Foreign Faculty Hiring Programme. Under this programme in the last two
years 450 foreign faculty members are working in the Pakistani universities.
He said that universities from
developed countries like Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Austria and China are
setting up their universities in different cities of Pakistan.
The HEC Chairman said Pakistan and
Bulgaria can develop cooperation in the field of medical sciences, mathematics,
physics, chemistry, bio-technology, material sciences, neuro sciences and other