LAHORE - University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Sindh, have entered into an agreement to collaborate in research and academics.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here on Friday by UHS Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (r) Prof Aslam and VC LUMHS Prof Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh. LUMHS Dean, Faculty of Community Medicine and Public Health, Prof Dr Aneela Attaur Rehman, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Dr Muzaffar A Shaikh, UHS Pro-VC Prof Dr Junaid S Khan and other senior faculty members were present on this occasion.
The MoU envisages strengthening of bonds between the two institutions to promote cultural and scholarly interaction, exchange students, teachers, scholars and administrations for study and research, develop curricula and to start programmes for capacity building.
Under the agreement, both the institutions will jointly develop research quality in the field of epidemiology and public health besides exploring the opportunity to launch special short term academic programmes and projects for students. Exchange of examination questions is also a part of the agreement.
UHS VC said that every effort will be made to transform this memorandum of understanding into a ‘memorandum of action’.  The LUMHS VC called it a historical step which would go a long way in improving standard of medical education and research in the county. He said that collective efforts are always better than individual efforts and invited UHS faculty to start joint research project using the facilities available at LUMHS. Later, the delegation visited various departments of the university.