Pak-US expanding education coopration
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan and the United States are expanding cooperation in the education sector and reconstitution of working group on education under PakUS Strategic Dialogue has provided an important mechanism for an extensive engagement in this field, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said, says a message received here from California.s
Speaking at a Fulbright seminar at the University of California, the Ambassador said the two countries intend to double joint fund for joint research grants under the U.S.Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.
The Ambassador said that President Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the meeting in October expressed their mutual desire to expand bilateral ties in areas including education, science and technology and there have been several ini- tiatives since to facilitate an already extensive US-Pakistan cooperation.
“The reinstitution of the Education, Science, and Technology Working Group, under the aegis of PakU.S. Strategic Dialogue in June 2015 has provided an important mechanism that would facilitate the already extensive U.S.Pakistan cooperation,” he added.
Pakistan and the United States in February this year signed an MOU in which Pakistan will fund up to 125 additional Pakistani PhD scholars from Pakistan to study in the United States through the Fulbright program over five years.
“We intends to train 10,000 PhDs by 2025 at U.S. universities,” the ambassador said, adding that 23 existing partnerships between U.S. and Pakistani universities were making critical contributions to cultural and intellectual exchange.—APP