An MoU has been signed between Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) and Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU); a leading Chinese research varsity. The MoU has been inked by Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Rector GIK Institute and Dr Li Ziwei, Vice Dean (Deputy Director) of Office of International Cooperation, NPU. The agreement is subjected to be valid for a period of five years. The MoU is aimed to set out the general terms of cooperation between the two universities to promote science and technology and to foster collaboration in relevant fields of education, research and technology on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit.
With the purpose of capacity building in advanced technology acquisition, both universities have agreed to cooperate through short term training; student cultivation programs, postdoctoral fellowships; establishment of joint research laboratories; joint workshops, symposia and lectures of matter of mutual interest; strengthening institutional collaboration; faculty and students exchange and any other areas of collaboration may be added from time to time with mutual consensus. Under the working mechanism, they agreed that research institutions affiliated with the two parties are encouraged to formulate and sign cooperative documents on specific cooperative programs while encouraging joint working groups to work out detailed cooperative plans.