Staff ReporterFriday, March 28, 2014 - Islamabad—International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Ball State University of United States signed an MoU to boost mutual benefit of educational partnership between both institution.MoU was signed at admin block of IIUI in which Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh President IIUI signed the memorandum on the behalf of university while Dr. Kenneth Holland, Director Center for International Development represented the Ball State University during the ceremony.
It was also attended by Director General (AF&P) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Executive Director Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue (IIIRD) Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Social Science Dr. Nabi Bux Jummani, officials of department of Politics and IR of university and Dr. Nauman Sattar, Director Area Study Centre Quaid e Azam University Islamabad.It was agreed that both the universities would engage faculty in collaboration and activities of mutual cooperation regarding scholarships and these steps would be initiated within the set time frame.
Both, IIUI and Ball State agreed that co-participation in digital video conferencing on mutually relevant themes would also be commenced.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kenneth said mutual cooperation among both universities would be proved as exemplary venture and agreed aspects among both universities would be implemented on priority basis. He also seconded the suggestion that both institutions would identify coordinators to set reciprocal goals.