The Institute of Physics, the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) won the British Council Pak-UK Education Gateway Mobility Partnership Project for Faculty.

Vice-Chancellor the IUB Prof Dr Athar Mahboob has said that this achievement is a manifestation of the high academic standards and international-level teaching and research of the IUB. In this partnership, UK and Pakistani universities will work together to develop higher education linkages between UK and Pakistan.

The representative/applicant Universities from Pakistan and UK will design a rigorous short-term mobility program on different thematic areas. Dr Kaneez Rabia from the Institute of Physics and Prof Alan J Drew from the Queen Marry University of London played the leading role in the project on the theme of Energy (generation, distribution, and conservation). The  Pakistani team of this project consists of  11-Faculty members, 9 from the IUB, one from COMSATS University Islamabad, and one from the Govt Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur.

The UK team of this project consists of 8- Faculty members from Queen Marry University of London who will also visit IUB. Through this program, there would be capacity building of the IUB faculty staff in advanced characterization and analysis techniques. A meeting with several other key players in the energy and batteries research area will be arranged by the UK team.

Different members of the team will identify their areas of future collaboration between the wider faculty of the Queen Marry University of London and other Universities in the UK. The details about potential future funding schemes involving Pakistan-UK international collaboration in the energy arena will also be on the agenda of this visit.

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