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July 1, 2015

ICCBS to be designated as ‘UNESCO Category-2 Institute’

Karachi

 
July 1, 2015

Karachi
A delegation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) visited the University of Karachi`s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) on Tuesday to finalise the process for declaring the centre as a `UNESCO centre for excellence category-2 institute`.
UNESCO Programme Specialist for South Asia Dr Ahmed Fahmi met former Higher Education Commission chairman Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rahman and ICCBS director Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary.
During the meeting at the Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Professor Rahman briefed Fahmi on the significant progress achieved by the ICCBS during the last few decades.
“The facilities at ICCBS are at par to any good research establishment in the west,” Dr Rahman said.
Dr Fahmi believed his visit to the ICCBS would play a vital role in the declaration of the ICCBS as the UNESCO category-2 institute.
Later, the ICCBS also organised an iftar dinner in honour of the UNESCO delegate in which the consuls general of Iran, Bangladesh and Indonesia and the faculty of the ICCBS and other dignitaries participated.
Speaking to the ICCBS faculty, the ICCBS director said UNESCO had almost completed its procedures for designating the status to the centre.

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