The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and the University of Home Economics (UHE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to promote cooperation in education and research.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Dr Ferhan Jamil from UVAS, while UHE Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen and Deputy Director (ORIC) Tariq Aziz from University of Home Economics (UHE) signed the MoU in a ceremony held here at the City Campus.
Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Prof Dr Aneela Zameer Durrani and number of UVAS senior faculty members and officials from UHE were also present.
Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that the cooperation would be very beneficial for both institutions especially for learning/ shearing each other’s experiences, innovative knowledge, new ideas and practical skills. He also briefed the UHE delegation on the UVAS academic, research projects and state-of-the-art lab facilities of the university.
Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen said that for the uplift of institution it was direly needed to work on the faculty development for their capacity building.
She spoke about the publication, areas of research, interest and objectives for the development of UHE.
She also sought assistance of UVAS in the development and up gradation of UHE labs. She also urged the need to include faculty impact in generating finances in the shape of research projects rather-then number of publications.
Under the MoU, both the institutions agreed to collaborate in joint research projects in the areas of human nutrition, information technology and research.
UVAS would provide technical assistance to UHE in strengthening their research, innovation and commercialization activities.
They would jointly arrange conferences, seminars & symposia and exchange of faculty members for research, lectures and discussion.
They would share their lab, research facilities and equipment with each other.
Both institutions would develop research proposals as well as conduct joint research and development projects.
The information related to mutual workshops, symposia and conferences would be shared with students and faculty of both institutions.