PESHAWAR  - Hazara University Mansehra and Japanese Centre for South Asian Cultural Heritage (JCSACH), Tokyo, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish links and foster research collaboration in the fields of archaeology, culture, history and heritage management of Pakistan.
Prof Dr Suhail Shehzad, Vice Chancellor Hazara University, and Atsuchi Naguchi, representative of the JCSACH, signed the MoU at Hazara University the other day.
The purpose of this MoU is to develop academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between Pakistan and Japan at the respective organisational levels. Both the parties agreed to maintain close research cooperation among the scholars and affiliates of the two organisations and to develop collaborative research projects in the broad areas of culture, history and archaeology. Mutual research projects will be carried out in the fields of archaeology, conservation and heritage management and both the parties would facilitate the organisation of lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences in Pakistan and Japan.
The JCSACH agreed to provide help in the establishment and facilitation of fellowships, scholarships and short visit for researchers from Hazara University. Besides, both the organisations will exchange technical, scientific, and academic information and materials to work on various projects under the MoU.