Officials of leading Russian University visit ICCBS-Karachi University


The high officials of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, visited the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS),  University of Karachi (UoK).

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for  Chemical and Biological Sciences, and COMSTECH Coordinator General,  welcomed the three-member foreign delegation, led by Prof. Dr. Timirkhan  Alishev, Vice Rector, Kazan Federal University, at the ICCBS, University  of Karachi. Other members of the delegation included Dr. Ayrat  Muhammetov and Dr. Rauf Sabirov. It is pertinent to mention here that  Kazan Federal University is the largest academic institution in the  Republic of Tatarstan, and the second largest in the Russian Republic.

The foreign delegation is on a two-day official visit to the  international center. Prof. Timirkhan Alishev, along with other  officials, had a meeting with Prof. Iqbal Choudhary. The foreign  officials were briefed about the massive activities related to science  and research being carried out at the ICCBS, University of Karachi.

Dr. Timirkhan Alishev said that KFU was one of the largest universities  of the Russian federation, in which over 50,000 students were enrolled  in all types of programs.

The university is also running various  academic programs for international students, as the university has  around 10,883 international students from 101 countries, he said, adding  that there are five students from Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Iqbal Choudhary said, “The ICCBS as a  center for excellence owns an international stature in the field of  science and research.”

ICCBS is the only institution in Pakistan that is not only certified by  ISO but it also became ‘UNESCO, WHO, OIC, and NAM- S&T Centre for Excellence’, he said. It is pertinent to mention here that both the institutions have agreed to initiate students and faculty exchange programs in the fields of artificial intelligence in health, nanotechnology, genomics, and pharmaceutical sciences. In the end, the delegation also visited the various research buildings  and facilities of the center.


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