Karachi, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of University of Karachi has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Malaya. The agreement aims to grow academic and research cooperation between the two institutions in the area of natural and biological sciences.
ICCBS director Prof Dr M. Iqbal Chaudhary visited the Malaysia and signed the MoU while Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya Prof Dr Ghauth Jasmon signed the MoU on behalf of his institution.
On the occasion, International Research Coordinator of ICCBS-KU Prof Dr Ahsana Dar Farooq and UM Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof Dr Mohammad Sofian Azirun were also present. According to the agreement both the institutions will take steps to boost relations between the two universities and to develop academic exchange in the area of education and research, and have agreed to classify team members to work on these research projects. According to the MoU, the meeting of both institutions will be organized annually in the form of workshop, seminar and conference jointly conducted by them. The UM is considered one of the best institutions in Malaysia, and the largest university of the Muslim World. The cooperative activities by this agreement may comprise faculty and research staff exchanges, study abroad program, collaborative research program, including the exchange of voucher samples, and natural product extracts, the spokesman of the ICCBS said. This agreement will be valid for a period of five years from the date of implementation and may be extended by mutual agreement g by both parties. This agreement may be ended by either party’s giving 30 days written notice to the other party. Each party will be responsible for getting funds to support its participation in the cooperative activities under this agreement.