Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad has announced that a help desk would be set up at the Governor’s House with the mandate to facilitate universities of Sindh in establishing academic ties with their counterparts in China.
The Governor was speaking with a delegation of four Chinese universities and 13 Vice Chancellors of Pakistan’s universities at the Governor’s House, said press release on Tuesday.
The 10-member Chinese delegation discussed prospects of academic ties with Chinese universities and other educational institutions. They introduced their programme for international institutions to the Governor.
The Governor said his desk would take care of coordination and collaboration of the universities of Sindh with Chinese authorities and academic high-ups. He said the Governor’s House had already established a similar desk for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in which investors and companies were being offered with facilitation regarding investment in the CPEC projects.
The intellectuals would be spearheading the future interaction between the two countries. Thus, the universities would be playing key role in grooming and providing those intellectuals.
The Governor praised Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), for engaging Chinese universities and establishing student exchange programme. “ It is good to know that our province Sindh has taken lead in establishing contacts with the universities in Hainan province of China,” he added.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said Sindh-Hainan Universities Forum, which had organized the on-going conference between the universities of the two neighborly countries, had found an unparalleled academic cooperation.
Meanwhile, during the day’s proceedings on the second day of the three-day conference, officials of four leading Chinese universities introduced their campuses and faculties to a packed audience at a local hotel. Representatives of the Hainan University, Hainan Normal University, Hainan Tropical Ocean University and Sanya University gave introduction of their institutions at series of sessions during the conference organized by the SMIU.