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GIK Institute signs MoU for research

By Muhammad Farooq
January 05, 2024

SWABI: A Japanese corporation, Plus W, Inc, and the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute ofEngineering Sciences and Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote joint academic and research activities of mutual interest.

The MoU was signed by Hiroyuki Shiono, head of Pak-Japan Centre, and Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, GIK Institute’s Rector, on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by pro-rectors, deans, heads of departments, directors, and officials of the corporation.

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology building. — GIKIET website
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology building. — GIKIET website

Both parties agreed to conduct short training courses, facilitate the hiring of skilled IT graduates and alumni of GIK Institute in Japan, deliver Japanese language courses to

GIK staff, students and alumni, and exchange scientific, academic, and technical information along with appropriate academic materials.

Similarly, they agreed to exchange information and facilitate opportunities for potential cooperation and joint research and development in agreed disciplines and fields.

This includes the exchange and use of research centers and laboratories, academic/research information and materials, organising conferences, seminars, webinars, symposiums, and workshops, launching joint research projects, and promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and the startup ecosystem.

The terms and conditions for each specific activity shall be mutually discussed and approved by both parties before the initiation of that activity and will form appendices to the signed MoU.

The GIK Career Office will facilitate the hiring of fresh graduates and alumni for different opportunities at Plus W, both domestically and abroad, and extend invitations to Plus W officials for the GIK Institute Industrial Open House and Career Fair.

Regarding faculty/student/staff exchange related to academic or research and development work, the appropriate academic/administrative staff of both parties will collaborate to assist in providing housing and other necessary arrangements at the host institution or the place where accommodation will be provided.

Except as provided by the MoU, neither party shall make use of any intellectual property rights (IPRs) of the other without the express written consent of the other party.

Initially, for three years, the MoU may be terminated by either party upon giving three months’ written notice signed by the signing authority of the notifying party.The MoU shall be governed and construed under the laws of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Prof Khalid stated that their focus was result-oriented research and collaboration with the Japanese corporation would prove fruitful.