The University of Okara (UO) and Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various areas of research and academics including biodiversity, fisheries, bioinformatics, physics and all other sciences.

The agreement was inked between Okara University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Wajid, and VC QAU, Prof Dr Muhammad Ali Shah at the latter’s office.

Under this pact, the two varsities will jointly hold international conferences and seminars. Moreover, joint research projects and faculty and student exchange programs are also part of the understanding.

Prof Wajid also met the QAU’s Controller of Examinations, Syed Aqeel Gillani, and the latter ensured his support in the upgradation of the UO’s examinations system on the lines of needs and requirements of the contemporary world.

The two VCs also discussed linking the QAU’s research repository with the UO. Prof Muhammad Ali vowed to provide full cooperation and support in the UO’s plan to build its own repository where the teachers’ and students’ research work will be accessible online alongside various research journals and databases.

The UO VC had a meeting with the Director General, Dr Ishaq Ahmad, of the QAU’s National Centre for Physics and they discussed various matters of mutual interest and cooperation. They also vowed to plan mutual visits of faculty and students for research purposes.

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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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