LAHORE - University of Kent, United Kingdom, Dean for Internationalization Dr Anthony Manning Tuesday visited the Government College University Lahore to explore the possibilities for research and academic collaboration between the two universities.

Dr Anthony Manning met GCU Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and discussed bilateral cooperation in areas of student and staff exchange, joint research projects, dual degree programmes and scholarship opportunities for Pakistani students in UK.

GCU Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof Dr Raiz Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Languages Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid, Academic Planning and External Links Director Ms Fouzia Shaheen, Assistant Director Ms Ammarah Batool, and University of Kent Country Advisor Saad Wasim also attended the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Manning said that the University of Kent, ranked among the top 20 universities of UK, was offering five dedicated scholarships of £20,000 to academically outstanding Pakistani students to study at its postgraduate programmes in Science, Computing, Engineering and Digital Arts, Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. He hoped that GCU students would actively contest for the scholarships. Dr Manning also showed keen interest in joint research projects with GCU faculty in the fields of Biotechnology, Physics, Mathematics, History, English Literature and Psychology.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Shah briefed the visiting dean about the University’s ongoing research projects, international linkages and recently launched international Split PhD programme by PHEC for GCU students. He also invited the University of Kent senior faculty members for conducting short-term training workshops for the faculty members of GCU.