A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Thursday between the Government College University Lahore and Yozgat Bozok University (YBU), Turkey for research collaboration, faculty training and student exchange.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi and YBU Turkey Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ahmet Karadag signed the accord online.  The 10-point accord signing was followed by a video conference among the heads and officials of both universities. The honourable Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Lahore, HE Mr. Emir Ozbay, Director Younus Emre Cultural Center, Mr. Ulas Ertas, and Head of Communications Mr. Shakil Gillani were also present on this occasion.

Prof. Zaidi said that commercialization and internationalization are the pillars of his strategic vision, so GCU is entering into active collaboration and partnership with foreign universities. He said more than 64 international students from 13 countries are admitted to different disciplines in Government College University (GCU) Lahore this year.

He said he would be very happy to host the students and teachers from YBU and other Turkish Universities at GCU Lahore. He also told the Turkey university officials about the history and traditions of GCU. He also discussed possibilities for joint research in different disciplines.

The honorable Consul General HE Mr. Emir Ozbay congratulated the officials of both universities on this much-needed collaboration and assured his maximum support for the implementation of MoU and other activities of mutual interest.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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