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PU, Canadian varsity sign MoU on research

By Our Correspondent
December 07, 2023

LAHORE: Punjab University and Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to stride towards fostering international cooperation in education and research.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at PU VC’s office. The MoU was signed by President of Memorial University Dr Neil Bose and PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood. Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Prof Dr Saleem Haider, Director External Linkages Dr Sobia Khurram and faculty members were present. According to the MoU, both institutions will collaborate in various areas for enriching the academic experiences of students and faculty. 

Punjab University building in Lahore. — Facebook/Punjab University
Punjab University building in Lahore. — Facebook/Punjab University  

PU and MUN will jointly work on faculty and students exchange programmes, exchange of publications, research materials, newsletters, joint projects related to research, teaching and faculty development, initiatives, including collaborative degree programmes to offer students diverse educational pathways. Prof Dr Saleem Haider and Dr Mumtaz Cheema Associate Vice-President on Research and Graduate Studies MUN will be the focal persons for the collaboration.

Medical camp for special persons

Punjab University Institute of Special Education organised an awareness medical camp for special people and their parents about public health problems, including diabetes.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Abdullah Khan Durrani, Director Institute of Special Education Prof Dr Humaira Bano, Director PWDT Dr Izhar Hashmi, faculty members and students attended. Prof Dr Abdullah Khan Durrani said that in order to control blood pressure, proper diet and healthy lifestyle should be adopted. Later, Acting VC led an awareness walk. About 300 people were examined in the camp.

Moot on environmental sciences concludes

Punjab University College of Earth & Environmental Sciences (CEES) organised the closing ceremony of two-day 4th international conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Earth and Environmental Sciences’.

Minister for Higher Education Mansoor Qadir, CEES Principal Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmed, LCCI President Kashif Anwar, vice-chancellors, deans of various faculties, researchers, academicians, faculty members and students were present.

Dr Sajid Rashid said that steps were needed according to the new trends regarding climate change. He said that special research would be done by taking samples from 300 places. He said that water samples would be taken from water filtration plants; three things, including heavy metal, e-colai would be checked in the water and the report would be provided to the government. He said that soil pollution is a complex problem that needs to be addressed and sustainable remedial measures should be devised. He said that to control soil pollution, we have to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, promote afforestation, encourage community involvement and ensure proper waste disposal and use of organic fertilizers. Kashif Anwar said that industry and academia together can bring Pakistan out of crises. He said that educational institutions should promote research based on solving social problems.