Three-day forum on collaboration between Sindh, Chinese varsities
KARACHI—Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has organised a threeday Sindh-Hainan Universities Forum aimed at promoting collaboration between the universities of Sindh and Hainan province of China, which will include exchange of students in different faculties.
This important forum will begin on May 2 here at a local hotel to help promote Pak-China partnership in education, said SMIU’s Vice Chancellor during a press conference here on Wednesday.
Vice Chancellors and Professors of twenty Pakistani universities along with representatives of the universities from China’s Hainan province would participate. Besides, government functionaries would be visiting the forum, he said.
He said Hainan universities had already offered to a good number of SMIU’s students one semester couching free of cost. SIMU’s was also ready to reciprocate. He said on the directives of Sindh Governor Dr.Ishratul Ebad Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, this forum was being hosted by SMIU to develop similar understanding and collaboration between other universities of Sindh and Hainan universities.
He said that he had visited four universitiesone of these in private sector of Hainan province, which is near Hong Kong. These universities offered free education to certain number of SMIU’s students. He said Chinese universities had a big capacity and joining of a group of Pakistani students in a university there would add no burden to it.
This forum would also include more than a dozen technical sessions, he said. He further said the scope of this forum would be to extend cooperation among universities of the two provinces aimed at exchange of faculty members, research personnel, and graduate and under-graduate students for study and research.
Besides, it would promote liaison for access to research journals, joint educational, training and research activities, participation in seminars and academic meetings, exchange of administrative managers.—APP
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