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November 23, 2019

Malaysian university, UET sign MoU


November 23, 2019

LAHORE :Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a leading university of Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, to promote mutual research and academic collaboration in various fields.

According to a press release, both UTP and UET will collaborate in joint thesis supervision, faculty and student exchange and collaborative development of various academic programmes.

UTP is one of those universities of the world that have the largest number of PhD alumni in Pakistan. It has sponsored around 450 PhD students from Pakistan since 2008, one of the biggest scholarship programmes of any overseas university.

Speaking on the occasion, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar expressed his hope that the MoU would go a long way in the mutual progress through the development of new research and academic programmes. He urged the faculty and students of UET to collaborate effectively by sharing research and get maximum benefits from the UTP’s rich experience and resources.

He also announced 30 internships annually for UET students at UTP.

The delegates lauded the research facilities of the UET and termed them a rich resource of research particularly mentioning the polymer and chemical engineering labs.

LGH: In connection with International Diabetes Day, the Sugar Clinic of Lahore General Hospital (LGH) offered free check-up facility and medical tests to more than 1,000 patients while some of them were also given glucometers.

According to a press release, Principal PGMI/LGH Prof Sardar Muhammad Alfareed Zafar announced establishing the state-of-the-art separate ward for diabetes patients where they will be provided better medical facilities.

An awareness walk was also held on the LGH campus in which senior doctors, nurses, paramedics and patients participated. Prof Alfareed Zafar said diabetes had become chronic disease and it was the need of the hour that maximum awareness should be created among masses. He said that people would have to change their lifestyle and go for simple food, walk and exercise and adopt such preventive measures which could save them from this disease. He said those mothers who opt for breast feeding can avoid fatness and save themselves from diabetes as well.

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