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Pakistan AAUR And University of The Gambia To Collaborate On Research

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and the University of Gambia (UTG) have agreed to initiate a collaboration on research projects and strong academia-industry linkages through developing human resources.

This was decided in a meeting chaired by PMAS-AAUR university Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman with the Gambian delegation headed by Prof. Dr. Faqir Muhammad Anjum Vice Chancellor UTG, in Rawalpindi on Monday.

The visiting delegation exchanged views with PMAS-AAUR university’s academic leadership for joint efforts that are important for potential expansion of future academic-industry linkages and collaborations.

On the occasion, PMAS-AAUR signed two Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Gambia (UTG) and Wellness Lounge (WL) Islamabad, to extend the scientific cooperation among the organizations.

Under the MoU, these institutions will conduct research in areas of mutual interest, exchange of scientific information, academic material, publication etc; exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, short and long term faculty exchange and cooperation on international seminars, workshops and conferences.

Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman said that industry-academia linkage is considered as a major collaborative effort on the part of academia & industry for sharing their knowledge, skills and resources to accomplish the mutual compatible goals of research, innovation and commercialization.

He was of the view that collaboration with UTG will open new directions of academic and research exchange. The Vice Chancellor also briefed the delegation about the mandate, functions, programmes, achievements and future plans of the university. The delegation appreciated the efforts of PMAS-AAUR in the development of higher education and research, especially in the field of agriculture.

A seminar was also held at PMAS-AAUR on “Developing Strong Academia-Industry Linkages in Pakistan” to discuss the issues, way forwards and the impact of this strong relation on development.

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