Russian varsity sign MoU with PU to provide scholarships


Punjab University and People’s Friendship University Moscow, a leading and one of the largest universities of Russia, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide scholarships to talented students of Punjab University. The agreement carries much significance in the wake of growing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia.

The MoU signing ceremony held at the Vice Chancellor’s office on Tuesday was attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, People’s Friendship University (RUDN) Pro-Rector Dr. Efremova Larissa, Head of the Office for European and American Countries Ms Anastasia V. Gurova, PU Director External Links Dr. Sobia Khurram and deans of various faculties.

Under the agreement, the University of Russia will provide scholarships to the promising students of Punjab University.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Efremova Larissa said that she had come to Pakistan to promote bilateral cooperation with Pakistani universities. She said that she was very happy to know about the progress in the international ranking of various faculties of Punjab University.

“We want Pakistani students to study at our university,” she said, adding she wanted to start summer school programs in Russia for the students of Punjab University.


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