International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Education (UE), Lahore on Tuesday.
ICCBS Director Prof Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary and University of Education Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-I-Azam signed the agreement in a meeting held at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi.
The agreement envisages that both the institutions will endeavour to strengthen, promote and develop academic and research co-operation between them. The officials from University of Education and international centre were also present in the meeting.
This agreement owns some important collaborative activities, including conducting joint research and development projects; providing analytical facilities to research students who are enrolled under the co-supervision program of ICCBS and UE, respectively.
On the occasion, Prof Iqbal Choudhary said ICCBS at the University of Karachi was one of the most eminent centres of excellence, and one of the finest academic research establishments of chemical, biological and biomedical sciences in the developing world.
Prof Dr Rauf-I-Azam said joint supervision of graduate students will increase research productivity of both the institutions and develop sustainable collaboration. He also praised the efforts of Prof Atta ur Rahman and Prof Iqbal Choudhary involved in the substantial development of the international centre.
It is pertinent to mention here that this agreement will be effective for five years from the date of signing.