ICCBS-KU and University of Malaya sign MoU

Karachi:December 31: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia to further develop academic and research cooperation between both the institutions in the fields of natural and biological sciences.
According to a press statement issued by ICCBS, Director ICCBS Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, in his recent visit to Malaysia, had signed the MoU, while Vice Chancellor University of Malaya Prof Dr Ghauth Jasmon inked the MoU on behalf of his institution.
On the occasion, International Research Coordinator of ICCBS-KU Prof Dr Ahsana Dar Farooq and UM Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof Dr Mohammad Sofian Azirun were also present.
As per the agreement, both the institutions have agreed to enhance relations between the two universities and to develop academic exchange in the area of education and research, and have agreed to identify team members to work on joint research projects. As per the MoU, bi-institutional meeting will be held annually in the form of workshop, seminar and conference jointly organised by them.
The UM is considered one of the most premier institutions in Malaysia, and the largest university of the Muslim World. “The collaborative activities to be covered by this agreement may include faculty and research staff exchanges, study abroad programme, collaborative research programme, including the exchange of voucher samples, and natural product extracts,” the spokesman of the ICCBS said.
This agreement will be in effect for a period of five years from the date of execution and may be extended by mutual agreement in writing by both parties. This agreement may be terminated by either party’s giving 30 days written notice to the other party. Each party will be responsible for seeking funds to support its involvement in the cooperative activities under this agreement.The news.