UVAS GCU sign MoU for academic and research cooperation

UVAS GCU sign MoU for academic and research cooperation


The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Government College University (GCU) Lahore for enhancing academic & research cooperation in the fields of wildlife management, captive breeding of animals, microbiology & biotechnology, fisheries & aquaculture, museology, chiropteran biology and sericulture and Insect biology.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad (SI) and Vice-Chancellor Government College University Lahore Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi (TI) signed an MoU in a ceremony held at City Campus.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said under this MoU we will establish strong collaboration & linkages between UVAS & GCU Lahore to enhance the quality of education & research. He showed his keen interest to start a joint degree program with UVAS and he also mentioned his desire to convert the surrounding areas of UVAS & GCU Lahore into a university town in the future. He urged to establish collaboration with UVAS in the curriculum development under the umbrella of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and willingness to conduct joint extra-curricular activities of both institution’s students` societies for their grooming. He acknowledged the competencies of UVAS faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and said this cooperation would be very beneficial for both institutions.

Prof Dr Nasim said that such an agreement will be very useful for sharing innovative knowledge and learning from each other’s experiences. He urged them to start joint work on the topic of animal genetics & conservation. Earlier, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad briefed the GCU delegation on the UVAS academic, research, extension, advisory services, training program, achievements in curricular and extracurricular activities, student strength and national & international collaboration etc.

Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Prof Dr Muhammad Azam, Chairman Department of Wildlife & Ecology Dr Arshad Javid, Chairman Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Dr Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman and several UVAS faculty members and officials from GCU were present in the ceremony.

Under the MoU, both institutions shall exchange their students & faculty members for research purposes and they shall explore possibilities of conducting joint research projects on a collaborative basis to promote the image of both institutions as disseminators of state-of-the-art knowledge in relevant research fields. They shall make their laboratories and research facilities accessible to faculty and students. Both institutions will arrange joint conferences, workshops, seminars, and similar activities regularly and they also will share teaching materials, lecture notes, case studies, research reports, working papers, audio-visual materials and software among the faculty of both universities. Both parties will explore the feasibility of working together in curriculum development and other projects to be mutually beneficial and viable for both Institutions etc.

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