A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Wednesday between the Government College University Lahore and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM), one of the largest public sector universities of Malaysia, for research collaboration, and the faculty and student exchange.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and UTM Malaysia Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor signed the accord online. The 16-point accord signing was followed by a video conference among the heads and officials of both universities.
High Commission of Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur Ms. Amna Baloch was also present on this occasion.

Speaking on occasion, Prof Asghar Zaidi assured Prof. Dr. Roziah Mohd of providing maximum facilities to the Malaysian teachers and students in Pakistan, and requested the UTM administration for the same for his students.

Prof. Zaidi said that commercialization and internationalisation were the pillars of his strategic vision and he would be very happy to host the students and teachers from UTM at GCU Lahore. He also told the Malaysian university officials about the history and traditions of GCU. He also discussed possibilities for joint research in different disciplines.

Prof Dr. Roziah Mohd Janor said that he looks forward to a strong partnership with GCU Lahore. He ensured his full support in increasing the collaboration in areas of students exchange, faculty exchange and other areas of mutual interest.

High Commissioner Ms. Amna Baloch congratulated the officials of both universities on this much needed collaboration, and assured them of her maximum support for implementation of MoU.

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