ISLAMABAD - The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the British Council Pakistan on Thursday signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to further strengthen the existing cooperation between the two organizations in the field of higher education and research. The agreement was signed by Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi, Executive Director HEC and Peter Upton, Country Director, British Council Pakistan. Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, presided over the ceremony held at HEC Secretariat. The LoI relates to Internationalising Higher Education Partnership Programme. The partnership will cover Knowledge Exchange Programme, Leadership Programme, Policy Dialogue, Transforming English Language Skills, Researchers Links Initiative, Inspire Transnational Education Partnerships, Quality Assurance Training Programmes for University Quality Enhancement Cells, Int’l Training on Advocacy for Greater Public Ownership of HE Sector, Outreach and Networking, Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for Women, British Council Citizenship Education and Community Participation Programme, Training on Data Collection, Surveys & Dissemination of HEIs Statistics, Higher Education Reforms: the Way Forward, and the Programme Based Budget for Three Years.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 06-Jun-2014 here.