Pakistani, Chinese universities sign MoU to promote collaboration

Peshawar: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Agriculture University Peshawar and Pakistan and Beijing Engineering Research Center for the Hydrid Wheat China at a ceremony held here.

The signing of the MoU between the Directorate of Farm, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan and the Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat, China with Vice Chancellor of Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan Professor Dr Jahan Bakht and Director of Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat, China Professor Dr Zhang Shengquan signed the agreement.

Director Farm, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan Professor Dr Muhammad Arif was also present on this occasion. The purpose of the MoU is to promote mutual cooperation between the two institutions for future partnership for academic and research agreements.

The agreement between Pakistan and China includes development of low water-use wheat hybrids, provision of facilities for wheat seeds and testing, exchange of faculty, students, research materials and information, support through availability of related technologies, research equipment, joint Integrating innovative efforts into research projects.

The agreement will specifically focus on the following areas including Management of human resources in all relevant areas of mutual interest in hybrid wheat and related sciences, diffusion of innovative and adaptive techniques and technologies, provision of training facilities for staff, development of new laboratory equipment, instruments for educational and research purposes, support and provision of facilities in distribution and supply, support in development of institutional infrastructure, provision of facilities for graduate and post-graduate studies and post-doctoral research programs, facilities for short-term technical training programs for technical staff and other employees of universities.

Provision of and joint and collaborative research projects and implementation will be initiated.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Jahan Bakhat while explaining about the ongoing curricular and co-curricular activities in the university said that the students who graduated from the University of Agriculture Peshawar are serving in agriculture and livestock and other important fields at national and international level and agriculture and are playing their role in the development of livestock and it is hoped that this agreement will lead the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan and the Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat, China on the path of development.

Dean Faculty of Crop Production Sciences Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain Khalil, Dean Faculty of Nutrition Sciences Professor Dr Muhammad Ayub, Dean Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences Professor Dr Abdul Rehman, Chairman Department of Agriculture Professor Dr Habib Akbar, Heads of Departments and Administrative Officers.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Jahan Bakht, Professor Dr Muhammad Arif and Professor Dr Zhang Shengquan congratulated for signing the successful agreement.