KARACHI: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Doha Academy of Tertiary Studies (DATS), Education Trust, Mauritius, to initiate academic exchange and scientific cooperation between both the institutions.
Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary on behalf of the ICCBS and Chairman DATS Mr. Nazir Khodabux signed the MoU in the MoU-Signing ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Iqbal said that the said agreement would further enhance educational and research cooperation between Pakistan and Mauritius. He said that education is the only solution to all problems of Pakistan.
Chairman DATS Mr. Nazir Khodabux said that Mauritian students feel very comfortable in Pakistan despite poor law and order situation is prevailing in the country.
He said that the basic objective of the agreement was to initiate and promote scientific cooperation and academic exchange in various fields of sciences between DATS and ICCBS.
He further said that DATS is an established institute of post-secondary education, recognized by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Mauritius, and has taken initiatives to complement its excellence in education.
As per MoU, major disciplines in which collaboration and cooperation will be made include Marine, Chemical and biological sciences.
It was also agreed that binational workshops/seminar/conferences will be organised jointly to develop linkages between academicians and researchers.