RAWALPINDI - Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and University of Agriculture Faislabad (UAF) should enhance cooperation in the field of research to find solutions for problems faced by farmer community of Pakistan.

This was stated by Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR and Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF in a meeting held at PMAS-AAUR here on Friday.

The both heads of varsities highlighted the significance of close collaboration among the universities and said it would not only help them to resolve common issues but also enhance the mutual understanding. They were of the view that it would also create linkages with organizations for the development of faculty and promotion of academic and research activities.

The VCs also agreed to organize seminars and workshops, funding of research activities including internships, faculty and students exchange, research programmes. Furthermore, both the organizations will promote research activities by enhancing collaborative efforts. PMAS-AAUR and UAF would soon sign an MoU in this regard which would be helpful to develop, expand, enhance and manage the universities’ research programs.

 and to link research activities directly to the educational, social and economic priorities of the Universities and its broader community.

The MoU would also be helpful for assuring the quality of research and improve the stature of the Universities among the world’s best research institutions.