Islamabad, 26 July, 2023 (GNP): The Coordinator General COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the COMSTECH secretariat in Islamabad on Wednesday. The officials of COMSTECH and the University of Sargodha were also present in the MoU signing ceremony.
Both parties agreed to develop and implement joint educational and scientific programs in the fields of science, technology and innovation and collaborate in joint organization of international events, such as workshops, conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibitions, and training courses.
COMSTECH will offer associate membership of COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence to the University of Sargodha and the registration in the OIC technology and innovation portal. University of Sargodha will benefit by arranging the visits of distinguished scholars to the university under COMSTECH distinguished scholars program. COMSTECH will provide support in placement of students, academics and scientific personnel at the University of Sargodha along with international academic exchanges.
COMSTECH will develop a program in association with the University of Sargodha through which students from OIC states will conduct research in different fields of science, technology and innovation at University of Sargodha.
Both institutions will jointly work on the faculty development, imparting training and consultation for the establishment of science park at the University of Sargodha, and launching of a technician training program.
The University of Sargodha is a major public sector university in Punjab, started its journey in 1929 with the establishment of De’Montmorency College, later renamed as Government College Sargodha, and was awarded the university charter in 2002.
COMSTECH is the OIC ministerial standing committee on scientific and technological cooperation, established in Makkah by the third Islamic Summit in 1981. COMSTECH works for strengthening cooperation among OIC member states in science and technology and undertake follow-up-actions for implementation of the resolutions of the OIC