PINSAT, IST ink ac­cord for sci­en­tific, tech­ni­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion

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photo by Sul­tan Bashir IS­LAM­ABAD—Pre­ston In­sti­tute of Nano Science and Tech­nol­ogy (PINSAT), Pre­ston Univer­sity, signed a Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with In­sti­tute of Space Tech­nol­ogy (IST) to pur­sue a pro­gramme of sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion for the ex­change of ideas, skills and tech­niques.

The MoU rec­og­nizes that mu­tual sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion will ad­vance the state of science, en­gi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy within the coun­try, and strengthen the tech­no­log­i­cal in­fras­truc­ture and bring ben­e­fits to both the in­sti­tu­tions.

The MoU was signed be­tween PINSATPre­ston Univer­sity and IST at a sign­ing cer­e­mony held at Pre­ston Univer­sity.

Prof. Dr. Za­far M. Khan, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Re­search, In­no­va­tion and Com­mer­cial­iza­tion IST inked the MoU on be­half IST. Prof. Dr. N.M. Butt, Chair­man Pre­ston In­sti­tute of Nano Science and Tech­nol­ogy sinned the MoU on be­half of PINSAT. Dr. Ab­dul Ba­sit, Chancellor Pre­ston Univer­sity was also con­spic­u­ous by his pres­ence at the sign­ing cer­e­mony. The pri­mary ob­jec­tive of the MoU is to es­tab­lish a for­mal link­age be­tween the two in­sti­tu­tions to boost re­search and tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion in en­gi­neer­ing science and tech­nol­ogy in gen­eral and nano­ma­te­ri­als science and tech­nol­ogy in par­tic­u­lar, within the coun­try and abroad, to bring ben­e­fit to both in­sti­tu­tions by shar­ing re­sources wher­ever pos­si­ble.

Some of the im­por­tant ar­eas iden­ti­fied and in­cor­po­rated in the MoU, for mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion and ben­e­fit, in­clude ex­change and train­ing of sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal per­son­nel for teach­ing, re­search and devel­op­ment and nan­otech­nol­ogy and joint or co-op­er­ated sci­en­tific re­search projects and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment pro­grams in se­lected ar­eas of mu­tual in­ter­est.

Both the in­sti­tu­tions would or­ga­nize joint con­fer­ences sem­i­nars, sym­po­siums, work­shops and lec­tures at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional level and su­per­vise re­search stu­dents in se­lected ar­eas of mu­tual in­ter­est and fa­cil­i­tate ex­change of archives, publi­ca­tions and in­for­ma­tion. Vice Chancellor of IST, Engr. Im­ran Rah­man who was also present on the oc­ca­sion briefly men­tioned about IST and its col­lab­o­ra­tion with na­tional and in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions for pro­mo­tion of science and en­gi­neer­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

He was highly sup­port­ive of the MoU for mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two in­sti­tu­tions to boost re­search and tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion in en­gi­neer­ing science and tech­nol­ogy in gen­eral and nano­ma­te­ri­als science and tech­nol­ogy in par­tic­u­lar.

An­war Masood speaks dur­ing launch­ing cer­e­mony of book “Jal­pari” au­thored by Saud Us­mani at Academy of Let­ters.—PO

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